SITCM was established in 1984 and has a long history of providing Chinese medicine (CM) education and has made a significant contribution to the development of CM education in Australia.
In 2012 SITCM was registered as a higher education provider and commenced delivery of a four-year bachelor degree in the discipline of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
The Bachelor program provides a comprehensive foundation in the theory and practice of traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture, herbal medicine, herbal dispensing, biomedical sciences, and the role and characteristics of a professional Chinese medicine practitioner in the Australian healthcare system. It has an exceptionally strong focus on clinical practice to ensure that graduates are fully equipped to practice as a qualified, professional and ethical TCM practitioner in Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and herbal dispensary within the framework of the National Health Care System.
Provider CRICOS: 01768K
Entry requirements for Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
To be considered for admission, applicants must provide evidence that they meet the requirements in at least one of the following categories:par - Completion of secondary studiespar - Successful completion of the NSW HSC and attainment of the required ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) of 70; orpar - Successful completion of an equivalent secondary qualification either interstate or overseas and attainment of the required entrance standard.par - The NSW Department of Education and Communities should be contacted to determine the equivalency of overseas secondary qualifications before lodging an application.par - Completion of Australian post-secondary studies par - Successful completion of accredited vocational (Certificate IV level and above) and higher education studies under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF); orpar - Satisfactory completion of an accredited Tertiary Preparation Program or a Foundation Studies Program offered by an Australian university that would enable students to gain entry to an Australian university.par - Admission to Australian tertiary studiespar - Admission to candidature for a degree (Bachelor and above) at an Australian Universitypar - Alternative admission par Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may gain entry to a course by addressing one of the following criteria:par - Successful completion of a Special Tertiary Admissions Test administered by the Universities Admissions Centre; par - Completion of overseas post-secondary (vocational or tertiary) studies; par - Paid employment experience of one year or more; orpar - Submitting an application for credit that meets the requirements of the Credit for Prior Learning (Advanced Standing) Policy and Procedure.
Entry Requirements for International Students: Students must have an overseas equivalent of the NSW Higher School Certificate; Students must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above and must provide documentation to that effect.
Transfering your previous study credits
Advanced Standing is available. If students' existing qualifications and experience grant them recognition of prior learning from modules within the courses' requirements, they may make application with supporting evidence of their existing qualification and/or practical and clinical skills (Fees apply).