Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
This program offers a pathway for all primary health care practitioners and science graduates (clinical diagnosis is required) to qualify for Chinese herbal medicine practice.
This is the only accredited master’s degree in Chinese herbal medicine in Australia and structured for health professionals who want to incorporate herbal medicine into their treatment approach.
You'll study the theory and practice of Chinese herbal medicine, medicinal chemistry, botany, pharmacology and toxicology and clinical practice as well as the interaction of herbs and drugs. A strong focus on evidence-based medicine is combined with the philosophical and cultural aspects of Chinese medicine.
Extensive clinical observation and practice is part of the program, with students having access to RMIT’s Health Sciences Clinic.
Developed more than 10 years ago, RMIT’s teaching staff are industry experts.
This is a workshop-based program combined with self-directed study.
Workshops are run to provide you with a firm theoretical basis, and clinical practice is incorporated to enhance skills and learning. The program emphasises skills to address real patients in clinical settings.
There are four workshops in each year of the program. Each workshop runs for five days.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
RMIT has strong links with Chinese medicine professional bodies in Australia and internationally and has national and international teaching and research partners.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) is approved by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.
Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA). Regulation is subject to meeting mandatory requirements including English language standards. With registration, graduates can begin practising in Australia.
The program is also recognised by:
Program and course information
Natural and holistic healthcare
Be part of a profession that effectively treats a wide range of chronic and acute health problems.