After completing one year of specific health science courses at university level, students study for four years at the Australian Chiropractic College and graduate with a Bachelor of Chiropractic degree, practising as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
A. You must complete your prerequisites in specific health science courses in order to gain entry into the College. You must submit your application form with the required documentation and application fee, along with your essay and finally, complete a successful interview.
A. Most universities with a health science program should 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. There is more information on our site at Pathways to ACC.
WHERE CAN I STUDY THE PRE-REQS?
ACC – Charles Darwin University pathway
ACC has negotiated a pre-requisite pathway to its Bachelor of Chiropractic program with Charles Darwin University (CDU).
The Diploma of Health Science is offered by CDU 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 on which chiropractic practice is built.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 student services and resources as well as being supported by staff from the Australian Chiropractic College.
Please contact our Admissions Manager for detailed information on the CDU pathway.
Straighterline is an accredited provider of all ACC pre-requisites and offers online, self-paced courses. You can enroll independently and complete some of the required courses in your own time.
Please contact our Admissions office for advice to ensure all courses meet our prerequisite requirements.
A. Enrollment at ACC is a competitive process and is offered based on admission scores. Admission scores are calculated from the essay, your academic results, critical thinking assessment* and the ACC interview.
Also, you need to have passed all pre-requisites with a minimum of 50% and good academic standing in each course
* This component will be implemented at the discretion of the Admissions Committee
The initial accreditation decision will be provided 4 months prior to the first year of curriculum delivery.
The final accreditation process will include a full Course evaluation, which may include an final site inspection, during the 3rd year (2nd term) of curriculum delivery. A decision on final accreditation will be granted prior to the cessation of the 3rd year.
It should be noted that the ACC currently does not hold professional accreditation status, nor is professional accreditation guaranteed.
If registration is achieved, graduates will be eligible to apply for registration from the appropriate Chiropractic Board and graduation from the ACC will enable graduates to apply for registration from Chiropractic Boards worldwide, including in Australia.
The College does not guarantee registration to any Chiropractic Board. Students are responsible for understanding ALL the registration requirements for any Board that has jurisdiction in the location the student is planning to practice.
At no stage prior to graduation and registration are students eligible to act or represent themselves as a registered chiropractor.
A. The current domestic fees for a full-time first year student are $ AUD 26,000 per year and international fees are $ AUD 30,000 per year. Both international and domestic students will incur extra costs for student services fee and course-related costs.
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.
New Zealand students are not considered to be international students and are treated as domestic students for tuition costs.
A. The Australian Chiropractic College is TEQSA accredited so Australian citizens may be eligible to apply for a FEE-HELP loan through StudyAssist.
New Zealand students are not eligible for FEE-HELP however some exceptions apply so please check the StudyAssist website for further clarification. New Zealand students are treated as domestic students and pay domestic fees. Permanent residents may be eligible for subsidy by applying for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). For more information about FEE-HELP please visit Study Assist.
PLEASE NOTE: ACC is in the process of applying for FEE HELP to assist domestic students in the payment of the domestic student fee. Updates will be published on this website on immediate notice.
Applicants demonstrating genuine financial or personal hardship are encouraged to contact us via the Admissions Officer at [email protected] All inquiries will be treated confidentially.