The Australian Chiropractic College (ACC) was established by a passionate group of practitioners who believe there is a better way to deliver optimal health for people through chiropractic and educate better ‘practice ready’ graduates.
The ACC program has been designed to provide a holistic, ‘job ready’ focus on chiropractic education. Students will graduate well prepared – and appropriately skilled – for long term careers dedicated to chiropractic.
ACC is committed to ensuring that future generations – our children, grandchildren and beyond- have access to excellent, dedicated, chiropractic care.
What’s so special about ACC?
We’re about people, not numbers.
Small class sizes offer our students greater engagement with our academics, experts, and each other – with lots of opportunities for hands-on learning.
Our campus is intimate, friendly and easy to get to. We’re based in the heart of the beautiful city of Adelaide and surrounded by outstanding cafes, restaurants, popular bars and city life.
Our program has a strong focus on industry experience plus we teach you all the skills you need to run your own practice and enjoy a flexible career with independence and impact.
Graduate practice-ready and build lasting professional relationships with committed and visionary chiropractors.
At the Australian Chiropractic College, you are part of our dynamic tribe from day one.
We’re the first (and only) in SA
The Australian Chiropractic College offers the only TEQSA accredited Bachelor of Chiropractic Degree in South Australia.
ACC was established by practising chiropractors who are passionate about the profession and who want to ensure that chiropractic philosophy and practice are integrated with studies from day one.
We are a new institution – innovation, energy and commitment are at our core.
Our aim is to provide the very best in chiropractic education.
As a TEQSA-registered higher education institution, the College draws on the expertise of a variety of skill sets and experience.
We deliver a TEQSA-accredited Bachelor of Chiropractic degree over a four-year program.
Academics, practitioners, health and higher education professionals and business experts have come together to ensure an outstanding curriculum and outstanding education experience for our students.
These experts contribute in a number of ways to making the student experience at ACC both outstanding and unique: from providing professional advice and consultancy at the Advisory Board level, through to quality control for curriculum and teaching standards, we made sure that we selected the very best people in their fields.
Find out more about our people and the expertise they bring to the Australian Chiropractic College.
The full-time tuition fee for domestic students is $AUD 26,000 per year (2021). Tuition fees for future years are subject to change at the discretion of the College. If tuition fees change, the College will notify students in November of the preceding year.
The Australian Chiropractic College is approved for FEE-HELP and domestic students are able to access the loan scheme. FEE-HELP is an Australian government program that provides loans for domestic students studying at private higher education providers in Australia. Please visit the Australian Government Study Assist website for more information.
If you are still in high school, we can help you plan your chiropractic journey and point you in the right direction based on your circumstances. Year 12 subjects that we recommend (but not mandatory) are:
After Year 12, you are required to complete one year of Health Science. This must be at AQF Level 5 (Diploma) or higher and must include the following subjects:
Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2
You can choose to complete the pre-requisites here:
Charles Darwin University – Diploma of Health Sciences (Chiropractic Stream) – This course is offered both internally at CDU, Casuarina Campus, Darwin, or online allowing you flexibility in your studies. Simply complete one year in this course then transfer to ACC.
Straighterline.com – is an approved provider of many of ACC’s pre-requisites and offers online, self-paced courses. You can enrol independently and complete the approved courses in your own time.
Uni / Post Grad Students
If you are currently studying or recently graduated from health science or a health-related degree, why not consider a career change in chiropractic. You may have a number (if not all) of the pre-requisites for entry to ACC! Contact us to find out if you are eligible.
A. The Australian Chiropractic College offers a four-year Bachelor of Chiropractic degree.
Q. What do I need to be considered for enrolment?
A. You must complete the specified prerequisite courses in order to gain entry into the College. You must submit your application form with the required documentation and complete a successful interview.
Q. What grades do I need to achieve in my prerequisite year?
A. You must pass all prerequisite courses with good academic standing. The College enrolment is a competitive process and is offered based on admission scores. Admission scores are calculated from an essay, academic results and interview.
A. Yes, a part time study option is available for the first 2 years of the program if you have completed the necessary prerequisites for the units you are enrolling in.
Q. What is TEQSA Accreditation and CCEA Professional Accreditation and what do they mean?
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 Australian Chiropractic College is in the process of a staged professional accreditation with the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA) as per CCEA practice and has completed the first two stages of the process. It should be noted that ACC does not currently hold professional accreditation status, nor is professional accreditation guaranteed. A decision on final accreditation will be granted on completed assessment of the program.
If professional accreditation 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.
For more information about accreditation, click here.
Q. What are the tuition fees?
A. The current domestic fee for a full-time first year student is $26,000 AUD per year plus other course related costs. Tuition fees are due on a semester basis and must be paid by the published census date for each semester.
Q. Can I get a student loan to cover my fees?
A. Yes! The ACC is an approved FEE-HELP provider and domestic students have access 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 your prerequisite year).
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.