RMIT University

Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine)

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

Chinese medicine is the use of medicinal substances that come from different sources such as roots, flowers, seeds and leaves of plants to address health conditions. It also includes other therapies such as acupuncture, cupping (applying a heated cup to the skin to create suction) and tui na (remedial massage). The emphasis is on the integration of Chinese medicine and western medical sciences, working together with the health community to provide the community with skilled health practitioners in Chinse medicine. Advanced clinical training is provided in Australia and China (where practicable) to broaden your clinical experience.


Total Credit Points: 480


  • Chinese Medicine

Standard entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent qualification).


This double degree is fully accredited by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. It is also recognised by the following major Chinese medicine associations in Australia: Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association Ltd; Australian Natural Therapists Association; Federation of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Societies of Australia Ltd

Study pathways

If you successfully complete the Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine), you may be eligible to apply for Master of Science (Complementary Medicine) research degree and then continue to study the PhD degree.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bundoora Domestic: $158,400
International: $187,200
  • ATAR: 65.50
  • Full-time : 5 years

Further information

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include Chinese herbal medicine practitioner, Acupuncturist.

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