Immigration

To work as a Chinese medicine practitioner in Australia, you need to apply for and be registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (the Board). You may also need to apply for a visa issued by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (Australian Immigration Department).

The Board and AHPRA do not issue visas or offer any advice on migration to Australia. Information on immigration including visa applications and skills assessments is available on the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Skills assessment for immigration purposes

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia is the Assessing Authority for:

  • ANZSCO 252211 (acupuncturist)
  • ANZSCO 252214 (Chinese medicine practitioner).

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will accept the following evidence from the Board as evidence of a suitable skills assessment:

  • Certificate of general registration as an acupuncturist
  • Certificate of general registration as a Chinese herbal medicine practitioner
  • Certificate of general registration as a Chinese herbal dispenser.

If you have been granted general registration, you can access your certificate at AHPRA.

Enquiries can be lodged via AHPRA website.

 
 
Page reviewed 16/01/2018