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.
Chiropractic as a career
Chiropractic seeks whole-person care and relies on the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
The human body is incredibly intelligent, however, life is a series of habits and behaviours, that don’t always help or support our bodies to be as healthy as they can be. Chiropractic helps to restore function to your nervous system with a chiropractic adjustment.
Because when your nervous system isn’t communicating messages around your body correctly, it can affect a number of things, including the way your body feels and moves, various aches and pains and the way your brain and other organs function.
Chiropractic is a drug and surgery free approach to good health concerned with the diagnosis, management and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system (spine). Chiropractors focus on the detection and correction of abnormal spinal function and its subsequent effect on how the nervous system controls and coordinates the body.
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.
The College is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), who are responsible for regulating and assuring the quality of all providers of higher education in Australia. The ACC is currently registered with TEQSA to deliver a Bachelor of Chiropractic (Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7), and a Diploma of Health Science (Australian Qualifications Framework Level 5).
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 are completing 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.
Whilst the Bachelor of Chiropractic has CCEA accreditation, the Chiropractic Board of Australia has not yet recognised the program as an Approved Program of Study which provides graduates with the ability to immediately meet the qualification registration requirement to practice in Australia. The Chiropractic Board of Australia is expected to consider the ACC Bachelor of Chiropractic upon graduation of the first ACC cohort in 2024. The Chiropractic Board of Australia website (Chiropractic Board of Australia – Accreditation) notes that “Section 53(c) enables an individual who holds a qualification relevant to chiropractic to qualify for general registration by completing an examination required by the Chiropractic Board of Australia. The relevant examination for the purposes of section 53(c) is an exam by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA).”