Endeavour College of Natural Health

Online study / Distance learning
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Servicing area: Campus locations in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA & WA

Focus area: Telehealth

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Study the highest degree of Natural Health.

Endeavour College of Natural Health is a direct entry College with no ATAR requirements. You can apply to study with us at any time and join one of 12 monthly online intakes.

Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)


Study Method: Blended

Start Date: Monthly

Course overview

The ancient practise of Acupuncture, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, has become a widely used treatment option in Australia.

As a student you will gain an understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy and principles and learn to apply these practically through techniques such as acupuncture, Qi Gong, Chinese herbs, Chinese dietary therapy and massage (Tui Na). Throughout this degree, you will have an extensive opportunity for clinical practise in Endeavour’s on-campus Teaching Clinics.

Endeavour’s Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) is approved by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA). Graduates must apply for registration with CMBA if they wish to use professional titles and practise as a Chinese medicine practitioner in Australia. Information regarding registration standards is available on the CMBA website.

Education, product development and media positions are other popular career outcomes for Acupuncture graduates, in addition to clinical practise.

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Duration / study load

  • Full-time: 4 years
  • Part-time: 8 years

Delivery

Endeavour College offers the flexibility to commence a selection of subjects online with an updated digital delivery model. With the support of online tutors and a robust Learning Management System, you can fit study around your work and/or personal commitments.

To support learning, students attend practical classes where they are expected to practise interviewing and case assessment techniques, as well as physical clinical examination and treatment procedures. This is conducted under the supervision of qualified instructors and with respect for privacy, cultural and religious differences. Students gain significant clinical experience at Endeavour's Teaching Clinics under the supervision of qualified practitioners.

In the clinics, students will develop and hone all skills required to run a successful clinic after graduation, including patient assessment and management, patient recruitment and continuity of care, customer service, and dispensary management.

Entry requirements

Endeavour College is a direct entry College with no ATAR requirements.

To gain entry to an accredited undergraduate course at Endeavour College, applicants must satisfy the general requirements and other entry requirements by type of background.

General Requirements – All applicants

All domestic applicants, regardless of background, must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be willing to attend an admissions interview upon submission of enrolment paperwork (in person or via teleconference / Skype)
  • Must be 18 years of age within the first period of study
  • Must meet self-declared minimum computer literacy standards and have unrestricted access to the internet and a personal email account
  • Must read and understand the Inherent Course Requirements for the course into which they are seeking admission and accept them prior to enrolment in the course
  • For Bachelor of Health Science courses which involve clinical practicum subjects, a valid Working with Children Check (or its equivalent) will be normally required to be supplied to the College prior to the second period of study. If the applicant knows of any reason why they will not pass a Working with Children Check, they should not apply for entry to these courses.

Additional applicant background entry requirements (including english language) are available through enquiring with the College.

Course features

  • Select subjects delivered fully online
  • Practitioner focussed degree
  • All clinical/practical subjects are completed on-site at campus location
  • Flexibility of study in both time and location
  • All course material is available online
  • Dedicated online tutor
  • Ability to book one-on-one consultations

Recognition of prior learning

If you have fully or partially completed a qualification with another provider (either at a Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training level), you may receive advanced standing towards your Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) degree via our Credit Recognition process.

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) may apply for membership with the following professional associations:

  • Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA)
  • Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA)
  • Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Societies of Australia Ltd (FCMA)

Assessment

  • Exams
  • Quizzes
  • Essays
  • Practical/clinical skills demonstration
  • Tutorial participation

Subjects

Below are a selection of subjects new students will undertake during their first semester of study:

  • BIOH111 Human Biological Science 1
  • CMPR113 Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • CMAC111 Acupuncture Channel Theory
  • CMPR112 TCM Terminology in Chinese
  • MSTA121 Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Palpation
  • NATE121 History and Philosophy of Natural Medicine

Payment options

The following payment options are available for this course:

  • FEE-HELP (Australian citizens, some New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent Humanitarian Visas are eligible to apply)
  • Self-funding
  • Study loans
  • Split payment methods

Information on tuition fee schedules is available upon enquiry with the College.

Job outcomes

Potential career outcomes could include:

  • Acupuncturist
  • Herb farmer
  • Product manufacturer
  • Compliance officer
  • Product development
  • Clinical practitioner

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