Master of Applied Science - Acupuncture

RMIT University

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

The Master of Applied Science (Acupuncture) incorporates Western medicine diagnosis with Chinese medicine theory. A strong focus on evidence-based medicine is combined with the philosophical and cultural aspects of tradtional Chinese medicine.Extensive clinical observation and practice is part of the degree, with students having access to RMIT’s Health Sciences Clinic and Chinese medicine hospitals overseas.The Master of Applied Science (Acupuncture) qualifies you for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).


  • Acupuncture

Standard entry requirements

An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in nursing, medicine, physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, naturopathy, clinical science or health sciences that satisfies the following prerequisites or equivalent:


Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria; Australian Natural Therapies Association (ANTA); Acupuncture Association of Victoria Inc. (AAV); Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Societies of Australia Inc. (FCMA)

Study pathways

This is an articulated program leading from graduate diploma to master.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bundoora Domestic: $44,640
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

In addition to standard entry requirements, competence in the area of physical examination and broad areas of diagnosis is also required to facilitate safe practice when employing Acupuncture as a primary modality of care. Minor inadequacies in respect to this area may be overcome by bridging courses in Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis in Western Medicine concurrent with the Acupuncture courses during the first year of study.

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