Regulating Australia's Chinese medicine practitioners

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia works to ensure that Australia's Chinese medicine practitioners are suitably trained, qualified and safe to practise. Public safety is our priority.

Information for

  • All

  • Practitioners

  • Public

  • Students

  • International applicants

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia supports safe practice by publishing regulatory standards, codes, guidelines, updates and other resources for Chinese medicine practitioners, employers, students and the public.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are warned this site may contain images, names and voices of deceased persons.

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REGISTRATION

Want to work in Australia?

General information about applying to work as a health practitioner in Australia is available for international applicants. Find out about the process and what you must include in your application.
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CONSULTATION

Have your say

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia has now opened the public consultation for proposed revised guidelines on patient health records that apply to all registered Chinese medicine practitioners.
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CONSULTATION

Have your say

Ahpra and the National Boards are inviting feedback on draft changes to the Criminal history registration standard and newly developed supporting materials.
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PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your Chinese medicine practitioner to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Eliminating racism from healthcare

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Chinese medicine supervised practice framework in Australia

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supervised practice framework

The framework was collaboratively developed to create a responsive, risk-based approach across the National Scheme.

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CODES AND GUIDELINES

Advertising guidelines​

Helping practitioners understand their obligations when advertising, including the laws that apply.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

New to the profession?

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LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Translations available

Read about safe healthcare practice and COVID-19 in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian or Vietnamese.

2022/23 annual report out now

BOARD NEWS

2022/23 annual report out now

Read about the work of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia in 2022/23.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

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EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Join a board, committee or panel

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation?

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PODCAST

Conversations about safe healthcare

On our Taking care podcast we talk with the community about the safe delivery of healthcare in Australia.

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PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Check out the resource hub that supports professional practice and safe healthcare by all regulated health professions, including Chinese medicine practitioners.
Access resources
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CODES AND GUIDELINES

Code of conduct

Learn about the behaviour that is expected of practitioners in 12 regulated health professions.​
Learn more
Chinese medicine supervised practice framework in Australia

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supervised practice framework

The framework was collaboratively developed to create a responsive, risk-based approach across the National Scheme.

Social media icons on mobile device

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Advertising guidelines​

Helping practitioners understand their obligations when advertising, including the laws that apply.

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

New to the profession?

2022/23 annual report out now

BOARD NEWS

2022/23 annual report out now

Read about the work of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia in 2022/23.

Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your Chinese medicine practitioner to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

PUBLIC SAFETY

Eliminating racism from healthcare

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

Photo of committee meeting

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Join a board, committee or panel

Would you like to help protect the safety of the public and contribute to health practitioner regulation?

Newborn Baby Healthcare

PODCAST

Conversations about safe healthcare

On our Taking care podcast we talk with the community about the safe delivery of healthcare in Australia.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Resources supporting the public

Ahpra and the National Boards have published information for the public to help make safer healthcare choices.
What we’re doing
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CODES AND GUIDELINES

Code of conduct

Learn about the behaviour that is expected of practitioners in 12 regulated health professions.​
Learn more
Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your Chinese medicine practitioner to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Graphic of greetings in different languages

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Translations available

Read about safe healthcare practice and COVID-19 in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Greek, Italian or Vietnamese.

Newborn Baby Healthcare

PODCAST

Conversations about safe healthcare

On our Taking care podcast we talk with the community about the safe delivery of healthcare in Australia.

2022/23 annual report out now

BOARD NEWS

2022/23 annual report out now

Read about the work of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia in 2022/23.

Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

PUBLIC SAFETY

Eliminating racism from healthcare

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

Students in lecture theater

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration.

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CODES AND GUIDELINES

Professional capabilities

The professional capabilities identify the knowledge, skills and professional attributes for safe and competent practice.​
Learn more​
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PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

Supporting safe healthcare

Check out the resource hub that supports professional practice and safe healthcare by all regulated health professions, including Chinese medicine practitioners.
Access resources

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

New to the profession?

Social media icons on mobile device

CODES AND GUIDELINES

Advertising guidelines​

Helping practitioners understand their obligations when advertising, including the laws that apply.

Photo of two people talking at a table

PUBLIC SAFETY

Practitioner search

Look up your Chinese medicine practitioner to check their registration status, qualifications and suitability to care for you.

Ahpra_Card_nationallaw_20230518

LEGAL REFORMS

Changes to the law governing health practitioners

Wide-ranging reforms of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law focused on public safety.

Graphic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork

PUBLIC SAFETY

Eliminating racism from healthcare

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce webinar series

Through listening to the experiences of Indigenous practitioners, we aim to increase and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

Students in lecture theater

EDUCATION

Search approved programs of study

Find the education and training programs that can lead to registration.

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REGISTRATION

International applicants

To work as a Chinese medicine practitioner in Australia you must be registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. Some overseas-trained practitioners may need to meet specific requirements before being registered.
Check the requirements
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REGISTRATION

Want to work in Australia?

General information about applying to work as a health practitioner in Australia is available for international applicants. Find out about the process and what you must include in your application.
Access resources