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Based in Adelaide, South Australia

The Australian Chiropractic College is proud to deliver cutting-edge curriculum in a caring and vibrant environment.

Entry Requirements

The Australian Chiropractic College (ACC) has several entry requirements for acceptance to study the Bachelor of Chiropractic degree.

Pathways to ACC

Prospective students will need to complete a full year in base sciences as specified here. These units of study are a mandatory requirement for admission to ACC.

These subjects are currently not offered by ACC and will need to be completed at an approved higher education provider at an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 5 with a successful pass rate minimum of 50% and good academic standing within each subject.

We advise all prospective students to contact our admissions office at [email protected] regarding course selections, credit transfers and/or recognition of prior learning.

Pathway providers for ACC Pre-Requisites

To help you study your pre-requisites, ACC has negotiated an entry pathway to its Bachelor of Chiropractic in conjunction with Charles Darwin University (CDU).

This course is offered both internally at CDU, Casuarina Campus, Darwin or fully online allowing students flexibility in their studies.  Students enrolled have full access to all CDU students services and resources as well as being supported by staff from the Australian Chiropractic College.

Course description: Diploma of Health Science

This Diploma of Health Science is offered by Charles Darwin University in conjunction with the Australian Chiropractic College and presents both a standalone qualification and course pathway for students to transition into chiropractic studies. The selection of units identified for the Diploma provide an excellent foundation for understanding how the Australian health care system works and knowledge of current health priority areas and trends. The units selected for the chiropractic stream provide a foundational knowledge of the sciences from which chiropractic practice is built on.

Please contact¬†[email protected] for more information.

What if I have already studied?

If you have previously or are currently enrolled in science or health science courses, you may have met the prerequisite course requirements (see More About Pre-Reqs). All prerequisite courses must be equivalent to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 5 or higher.

Formal Interview

All applicants to the Australian Chiropractic College are required to complete a formal interview with a panel comprising chiropractors and/or staff from the Australian Chiropractic College.

The purpose of this interview is to help ACC to become more familiar with applicants to determine if our chiropractic program suits your needs.

Professional References

Applicants are required to provide at least one professional reference. These references would ideally include (but are not limited to) the profession of chiropractic itself. Examples of professional references may include an employer, a colleague, a client, a vendor, a supervisor, or someone else who can recommend you for employment.

Application Essay

A concise 500-word essay must be included with all applications.  This essay should illustrate your reasons for wanting to enter the chiropractic profession and will further help ACC to become more familiar with your aims, why you wish to be part of the College and help the Admissions Committee determine the ACC program suits your needs.

Early Entry

Applications to the Australian Chiropractic College are open year round. In fact, the College would advise any prospective student to apply ahead of time and as soon as you can. Positions at the College for prospective students for forthcoming years will be assessed in advance.

For entry into ACC, prospective students will need to complete a full year in base sciences as specified below. These units of study are a mandatory requirement for admission and must be at a minimum of AQF level 5, with a successful pass rate minimum of 50% within each subject.

Our Admissions office can help you with more detailed information on pre-requisites.

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Pre-chiropractic studies for entry into the ACC include:

Anatomy and Physiology

Chemistry (General or Organic)

Biological Chemistry




English Language Requirements:

An academic IELTS overall score of 7.0, with no individual language skill under 7.0 is the English Language competence required for those students from a non-English speaking country, or who have not completed their pre-chiropractic requirements from an English speaking University.

Where Can I Study the Pre-reqs?

Most universities with a health science program may have the required content. We are currently in the process of registering with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), after which we will be able to provide more information regarding overseas study. Please contact us for advice to ensure all courses meet our prerequisite requirements.