Student Experiences & Services

Based in Adelaide, South Australia

The Australian Chiropractic College is proud to deliver cutting-edge curriculum in a caring and vibrant environment.

Student Experiences & Services

Chiropractic Focus

The College’s mission or purpose is to “provide an exceptional environment for outstanding chiropractic education”. This is enabled by focussing solely on chiropractic education in a boutique environment. Currently there are about 70 students and this is forecast to grow to a maximum of around 400 over the next few years.

Delivery

Lectures, tutorials and practice sessions are delivered on campus. Lecture rooms have whiteboards, data projectors and video cameras to record sessions that are placed online for review. Practice suites are equipped with all required Chiropractic practice equipment.

Academic Services

As a small campus with a unique and innovative program, our staff and academics are always close by to assist you with any questions or direct you to resources to support you during your time with us.

Library

The Library plays a key role in supporting excellence in learning, teaching and scholarship by the ACC community, its students and staff.

The Library enables and enriches learning through the provision of robust, relevant and extensive information resources and services in line with the teaching and learning plans of the ACC.

The ACC provides both online and physical library resources, and ensures that the library collection aligns with the prescribed readings recommended in the course and subject outlines. The ACC is committed to ensuring that students and staff have access to appropriate information resources, and arrangements for the Library’s operations to facilitate that commitment.

Our Librarian has compiled a list of free to use, online resources to support your learning. Download the list here. Please note this list will be updated regularly.

IT Services

Students are required to have a PC or Mac laptop computer that is modern (best to be less than five years old) with a current web browser to access online resources. The College provides free Microsoft O365 subscription, free high speed WiFi access throughout the campus and a printing service.

Orientation Day

New students are required to attend Orientation Day. Orientation Day is a great way to start your journey, connect with other students and staff. .

Orientation day includes brief presentations from our Academic Dean, President, and key staff plus information about:

  • ACC facilities, including IT services and student ID card;
  • Staff (academic and professional) and chiropractic community meet and greets;
  • Academic requirements and enrolment.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of students and staff of the College is of paramount importance. The College is equipped with all obligatory safety requirements and will continue to take its responsibility for maintenance and training very seriously.

Work Health & Safety information is included in the compulsory orientation for students.

Student Representation

The College has a Student Representative Council with student representatives who are elected by the student body to be the voice of the student body and act as a conduit between students and faculty. Also, the student body elects a representative on the Learning & Teaching Committee and the Academic Board.

Student Wellbeing

ACC promotes and safe and comfortable learning environment for its students that includes:

  • Student recreation areas with complimentary tea/coffee and kitchen facilities;
  • Lecture, tutorial and practical rooms;
  • Library facilities and quiet study spaces;
  • A safe campus, free from harassment and assault.

Counselling

The ACC has an independent, external counsellor. Students seeking counselling can contact the Student Experience Manager or any other staff member. The integrity and confidentiality of the support provided will be maintained by the counselling service, and the student’s identity will be kept confidential. The College will pay for the student’s first two sessions. If students wish to continue with counselling after the first two sessions it will be at their own expense. .

Students with Disabilities

The ACC aims, as far as practical and reasonable, to ensure that people with disabilities have the same rights as the rest of the community; and to promote recognition and acceptance of these rights within the campus community.

The ACC will make reasonable adjustments to enable a student with disability to participate in their studies on the same basis as a student without a disability.

The ACC has developed and approved an Inherent Requirements Policy and associated Inherent Requirements Statement to assist students to understand the knowledge, skills and capabilities they need to have mastered to successfully complete the degree program and apply for registration as chiropractors. These requirements include behavioural stability, effective communications, cognitive abilities, observation/sensory abilities, sustainable performance, and physical capabilities.

For more information refer to the Disability Policy and the Inherent Requirements Policy and Statement on the Policies page or contact us to discuss. .

Careers

The innovative curriculum at the Australian Chiropractic College offers in-built business management subjects so that students can graduate ready to start their own businesses should they wish.

Our supportive network of committed chiropractors are involved in campus events and special career development opportunities, affording students the chance to develop productive, professional relationships with chiropractors as mentors throughout the period of their studies.

Student Life and Culture

Special interest clubs for chiropractic technique, social, sport and cultural groups are encouraged and supported by the ACC in consultation with the President.

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