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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.

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.

To help you study your pre-requisites, ACC also has negotiated some admission pathways to its Bachelor of Chiropractic. Please visit Admission Pathways 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. 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.

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

There is no fee for applying to the ACC or enrolment fees for 2021.

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Pre-chiropractic studies for entry into the ACC include:

Anatomy and Physiology

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.

To help you study your pre-requisites, ACC has negotiated some admission pathways to its Bachelor of Chiropractic. Please visit Admission Pathways on this site for more information.