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AT THE AUSTRALIAN CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE

Based in Adelaide, South Australia

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

Entry Requirements

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.

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

Prospective students will need to complete a full year in Health Science. 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% and good academic standing within each subject.

Pre-chiropractic studies for entry into the ACC include:

Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2

Biological Chemistry

Microbiology

Biophysics

Three Electives

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

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.

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. Please contact us for advice to ensure your courses meet our prerequisite requirements.

Where Can I Study The Pre-reqs?

Most universities with a health science program may have the required content but here is what we strongly recommend:

  1. CDU Diploma Health Sciences (Chiropractic Stream) – 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 online allowing students flexibility in their studies.  The units selected for the chiropractic stream provide a foundational knowledge of the sciences on which chiropractic practice is built. Students enrolled have full access to all CDU student services and resources as well as being supported by staff from the Australian Chiropractic College.
  2. Straighterline.com – is an approved provider of many of ACC’s pre-requisites and offers online, self-paced courses. You can enrol independently and complete the approved courses in your own time.

If you are ready to study with the Australian Chiropractic College, we encourage you to apply now. If you are still unsure about our pathways, please contact our admissions office for more information.

What If I Am An International Student?

The Australian Chiropractic College has applied to be a registered CRICOS provider. Until the College is able formalise its registration with CRICOS it is unable to enrol international students.

What Happens Next Once I Complete The Pre-requisites?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.