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.
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This program offers a new 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 and longest running masters degree at the entry level to Chinese herbal medicine in Australia.
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.
As a graduate of the program, you will meet the requirements set by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.
3 years part-time, mixed mode
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.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
The combination of theoretical knowledge, practical skills, clinical experience and recognised qualifications prepares you for a career in Chinese herbal medicine which may involve independent practice, employment in a multi-discipline health care clinic, teaching and/ or research.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is approved by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.
As a graduate you'll be accepted by the Board, subject to continued accreditation, and can begin practising in Victoria.
The program is also recognised by:
- The Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
- The Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Societies of Australia Inc. (FCMA)
- Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).
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.