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Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Phone 02 9119 1238
Address Level 5
25 Dixon St
Sydney NSW 2000
Servicing Areas Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Accredited Bachelor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine - Comprehensive Theory & Practice of TCM - Flexible time and practical course.

2019 Enrollment: The last Open day: 9 February 2019, course commences: 11 Feb 2019 (FEE HELP)

Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (BTCM)

Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The course provides students with a comprehensive foundation in the theory and practice of traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture, herbal medicine, biomedical sciences, and the role of a professional Chinese medicine practitioner in the Australian healthcare system.

The broad educational base of the degree and the development of analytical skills offered within it will equip graduates to be life-long learners and will encourage them to develop a wider professional role in healthcare.

This course is approved by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) in all three divisions of registration: Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Chinese Herbal Dispensing.

Course Duration and Delivery

The duration of BTCM is 4 years full-time. Students may choose to complete the course on a part-time basis for a maximum duration of 10 years (part-time study is not available to international students). Part-time students should consult with the Registrar.

The coursework component is undertaken at the Institute’s campus located in Sydney’s CBD; students also undertake extensive supervised clinical practice training at the Institute’s teaching clinic and in a 400 hour intensive internship experience that will also be completed in the Institute’s teaching clinic. Students will receive approximately equal clinical training in acupuncture and in Chinese herbal medicine/dispensing.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the course will be registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency) and generally enter private practice as primary practitioners and will possess knowledge and understanding of a range of modalities of Chinese medicine including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

Contact us today for more information about this course and enrollment dates!


What is the scientific evidences of cupping therapy? This research gives the answer Source: Technology Daily reporter Yong Li correspondent Zeng Li 23 February 2018. February 22, the reporter learned from Second Affiliated Hospital of Military Medical University (Chongqing Xinqiao Hospital) was informed that the Institute of PLA oncology Li Yongsheng team pioneered the use of mouse cupping model, the use of ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry established Lipid Metabolomics Platform reveals the variation of anti-inflammatory / proinflammatory lipid metabolism profile caused by cupping therapy and provides scientific support for the potential mechanism of cupping therapy. The research paper was published in the journal Cell Physiol Biochem on the 20th February 2018.

Learning and Practicing Cupping not for Athletes only!

In the Rio 2016 Olympics, the round purple colored cupping marks on athletes’ bodies attracted significant public attention.
What were they and were the athletes really working on their sport injury? How could the ancient methods play such an important role in their achievements? Why did top international heroes choose cupping instead of other modern medical technology? It certainly reminds us of the need for further studying in the true value of the ancient healing method, which originated from Traditional Chinese medicine.
Every four years, thousands of athletes try their best to fulfill an Olympic medal dream. The unexpected sporting injuries often hold them back. Healing the injury, recovering from excessive physical training and maintaining high quality performance have become the main part of an athlete’s daily life.
One of the best instruments to assist them is CUPPING. The Rio 2016 Olympics have definitely drawn much more study and research attention on this ancient technique.
Learning and practicing cupping has been one of the study activities in the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SITCM).





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