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.
If you're a healthcare practitioner, this program offers you a unique opportunity for clinical education that integrates Chinese acupuncture with modern neurophysiology and evidence-based medicine.
Developed more than 20 years ago, RMIT’s Master of Applied Science (Acupuncture) program was the first and now still the only accredited master’s degree in acupuncture in Australia. It’s structured specifically for health professionals who want to incorporate acupuncture into their treatment approach.
The program incorporates Western medicine diagnosis with Chinese medicine theory. 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.
This is an intensive workshop-based program, designed for practising professionals who want to study part-time.
The program consists of four workshops each year. 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 (Acupuncture) 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
Integrate Chinese acupuncture with modern neurophysiology and evidence-based medicine.