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Prospective Student FAQs

A. The Australian Chiropractic College offers a four-year Bachelor of Chiropractic degree program.

A. The following pathways are available:

  • Recent secondary study – a recent Year 12 (SACE equivalent) qualification gained in the past two years or about to be completed.
  • Post-secondary study – satisfactory completion of at least 1 EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Study Load) of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 5 or 0.5 EFTSL of an AQF Level 6 Australian higher education study or equivalent including credit equivalence for assumed knowledge.
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study – satisfactory completion of a VET qualification at Certificate IV or higher from a Registered Training Organisation.
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) – achieved a STAT score of at least 140 in the written English section and 155 in the multiple-choice section.
  • Work and life experience – demonstrated readiness for higher education studies through a resume which shows at least three years of professional experience, a 500-word personal statement, a supporting statement on company letterhead from your employer (or a trader with your business if you are the owner or CEO) and at least two relevant written references.

A. Yes, a part time study option is available for the first 2 years of the program subject to some conditions.

A. If you have previously or are currently enrolled in science or health science courses, you may have already met the requirements for some subjects. Please contact our Student Admissions Team so we can advise you and discuss a personalised study plan.

A. The Australian Chiropractic College is a registered CRICOS provider, Provider ID: 03943F, so we can enrol international students.

A. The English language competence required for those students from a non-English speaking country, or who have not completed study at an approved English-speaking provider is an academic IELTS overall score of 7.0 with no individual language skill under 7.0

A. The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) is Australia’s independent national quality assurance and regulatory agency for higher education. ACC received registration and accreditation from TEQSA and was approved to deliver a Bachelor of Chiropractic degree program from 2020.

The Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA) is an independent accrediting authority for chiropractic education under Australia’s National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. The Bachelor of Chiropractic program of Australian Chiropractic College is accredited with conditions by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia. Please refer https://www.ccea.com.au/acc-conditions

A. The current fee for Level 1 prerequisite units is $500 per unit for a domestic student and $750 for an international student. Note that Level 1 units that are delivered by the College in 2022 are non-accredited and not eligible for FEE-HELP. It is anticipated, but not guaranteed, the 2023 units will be accredited and eligible for FEE-HELP. Also note that studying non-accredited units may not be an option for international students who need to study full time for visa purposes.

The current fee for a full-time first year domestic student in the Bachelors program is $26,000 AUD per year and $32,000 for an international student. There are other course related costs that will be around $500. Tuition fees are due on a semester basis and must be paid by the published census date for each semester.

New Zealand students are treated as domestic students for tuition costs.

A. Yes! The ACC is an approved FEE-HELP provider and domestic students have access to this loan scheme.

It is important to note that if you have previously accessed a HELP loan (e.g. FEE-HELP or HECS) you will need to check the balance available for your studies.  Students can borrow up to the combined HELP limit ($108,232 in 2021) noting that ACC’s total program fee is $104,000 (not including the prerequisite units).

Students who exceed their HELP loan limit prior to completing their qualification may need to find alternative funding sources to complete their program of study.

For more information about FEE-HELP click here.

 

A. Applicants demonstrating genuine financial or personal hardship are encouraged to contact us at [email protected].  All enquiries will be treated confidentially.

A. Under normal circumstances, study at the College does not require you to be vaccinated. However, there may be situations that mandate vaccination. If you choose not to be vaccinated where it is required for completion of a unit or practical placement, you will be provided with alternative options where possible. If there are no reasonably practical alternatives, you may not be able to complete your course. Also, vaccination may be required for professional registration or employment.

You are responsible for your decisions regarding vaccination. The College is not liable for any consequences of this decision including the refund of tuition fees.

A. Semesters commence in February and July each year and applications are open year-round. We encourage prospective students to apply ahead of time.

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