Assessment of applications

When you apply for registration we will assess your Chinese medicine qualifications against the Board approved assessment criteria listed below. Your qualifications do not need to meet all the criteria.

Assessment criteria

Criterion  What we assess Supporting documents required with your application for registration
The academic level of your qualification in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and/or Chinese herbal dispensing is comparable to, at a minimum, an Australian Bachelor Degree at level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework. Certified copy (and translation into English) of degree/qualification certificate awarded to you 

Certified copy (and translation into English) of your academic transcript
Your qualification is in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and/or Chinese herbal dispensing. Nil
3  At the time you were awarded your qualification (or completed the program of study leading to your qualification) in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and/or Chinese herbal dispensing, it was:
  • subject to quality assurance by a body external to the education institution, and 
  • recognised or accredited by the external body, and
  • the quality assurance was based on the following 
    • published accreditation standards for Chinese medicine education
    • published processes for reviewing programs/providers against the accreditation standards 
    • an assessment conducted by an individual or team with appropriate expertise in education and in Chinese medicine practice 
    • regular review of the program of study such as annual reporting or cyclic re-accreditation

Nil

4  Your qualification was recognised by a statutory registration/licensing body for practice as an acupuncturist, a Chinese herbal medicine practitioner and/or a Chinese herbal dispenser in the country where you completed the program of study leading to your qualification. If applicable, evidence of statutory registration as an acupuncturist, a Chinese herbal medicine practitioner or a Chinese herbal dispenser
5  At the time you were awarded your qualification (or completed the program of study leading to your qualification) in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and/or Chinese herbal dispensing, the education institution was registered or authorised to deliver higher education. 

Nil

6 
If you are applying for general registration in the Acupuncture division:
As part of your studies you successfully completed a clinical assessment (or “demonstrated competence in the clinical setting”) in the following areas of acupuncture practice:
  1. professional practice in a legal and ethical framework
  2. professional communication and collaboration
  3. risk management 
  4. mastering the use of the Pin Yin system of Romanisation
  5. knowledge of the biomedical and behavioural sciences enabling the practice of Chinese medicine within an inter-professional health care context
  6. safe and effective practice of acupuncture and other Chinese medicine manual therapies according to the relevant theories and principles of treatment in Chinese medicine for a range of common, as well as some specific diseases and conditions.

Nil

If you are applying for general registration in the Chinese herbal medicine division:
As part of your studies, you successfully completed a clinical assessment (or “demonstrated competence in the clinical setting”) in the following areas of Chinese herbal medicine practice:
  1. professional practice in a legal and ethical framework
  2. professional communication and collaboration
  3. risk management 
  4. mastering the use of the Pin Yin system of Romanisation 
  5. knowledge of the biomedical and behavioural sciences enabling the practice of Chinese medicine within an inter-professional health care context
  6. safe and effective practise of Chinese herbal medicine according to the relevant theories and principles of treatment in Chinese medicine for a range of common, as well as some specific diseases and conditions.

Nil

If you are applying for general registration in the Chinese herbal dispensing division:
As part of your studies, you successfully completed a clinical assessment (or “demonstrated competence in the clinical setting”) in the following areas of Chinese herbal dispensing practice:
  1. professional practice in a legal and ethical framework
  2. professional communication and collaboration
  3. risk management
  4. mastering the use of the Pin Yin system of Romanisation
  5. safe and effective processing of Chinese herbal medicines (pao zhi) according to the relevant theories and principles of treatment in Chinese medicine
  6. complying with appropriate procedures for record keeping, safe storage and dispensing of Chinese herbal medicines
  7. safe and effective supply and administration of Chinese herbal medicines including clearly and correctly labelling the herbal medicines for dispensing
  8. clearly explaining to clients the correct usage and method of administration of prescribed Chinese herbal medicines.
Nil
 
 
Page reviewed 21/09/2017