The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (the National Board) has established the Chinese Medicine Accreditation Committee (the Accreditation Committee) to exercise a number of accreditation functions under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).
The role of the Accreditation Committee is to develop and recommend accreditation standards to the Board for approval. It then assesses whether programs of study and education providers are meeting the accreditation standards and decides whether or not to accredit the provider and program. The National Board considers the Accreditation Committee’s decision and their report and decides whether or not to approve an accredited program as a qualification for registration as a Chinese medicine practitioner.
Accreditation standards help to ensure that education providers give students the knowledge, skills and professional attributes to competently practise in the profession.
The National Board has approved the Chinese medicine accreditation standards (2019). The current Accreditation standards for Chinese medicine (Accreditation standards 2019) for use by education providers offering Chinese medicine programs took effect on 1 June 2020. The previously approved accreditation standards (2013) are now superseded by the Accreditation standards 2019.
All education providers wishing to seek accreditation of Chinese medicine programs of study will be assessed against the Accreditation standards 2019 and the professional capabilities for Chinese medicine practitioners.
The Accreditation Committee undertook wide ranging stakeholder consultation about the content of the Accreditation Standards before they were recommended to the National Board for approval.
Use Ahpra's online search to find information about all Board-approved programs of study.