As patient care becomes increasingly more complex, chiropractic offers a hands-on approach to help people reach and maintain excellent health and wellbeing, without the use of drugs or surgery.
In order to practice in Australia, chiropractors must be registered with the Chiropractic Board of Australia (CBA) and meet the Board’s registration standards.
General registration is available to:
· Final year students that in the last 6 weeks of an Australian approved program of study , or · Graduates who have completed an Australian approved program of study within the last 12 months, or · Chiropractors who hold a current annual practising certificate with the New Zealand Chiropractic Board and who are applying for registration in Australia under the provisions of the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act.
The Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA) undertakes the accreditation function on behalf of the CBA. The Australian Chiropractic College (ACC) has applied to the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia for approval of the Bachelor of Chiropractic program of study and is currently undergoing a 4 year staged accreditation process according to the CCEA regulations which is expected to be completed prior to graduating the first cohort of students in 2024
Until program accreditation is granted by the CCEA (currently in progress), 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.
Chiropractic as a career
Chiropractic seeks whole-person care and relies on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Chiropractors specialise in providing specific adjustments to the spine to correct abnormal function so that the body is able to express its fullest potential. Chiropractors are also trained to recognise conditions that may require concurrent or referred care to other health care providers.
24% of patients see their chiropractic practitioner for maintenance care or general wellbeing.
97% of patients believe that chiropractic care supports general health.
63.7% of patients reported that they were more interested in improving their health than simply removing symptoms.
Two-thirds of chiropractors agree with traditional chiropractic values.
Chiropractors are in great demand, and there are excellent job opportunities for new graduates. Many chiropractors start their own practices and set their own hours, allowing you to enjoy a great work life balance. With attractive starting salaries, and the opportunity to travel the world with your skills, there has never been a better time to become a chiropractor. Please note that the ACC has applied for accreditation with the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia.