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Sitting the Objective Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE)

The Objective Structure Clinical Examination (the OSCE) is a station-based examination and is designed to assess competence and clinical skill performance for overseas-qualified Chinese herbal medicine practitioners and acupuncturists who apply for registration to practise in Australia. You must successfully pass the MCQ examination before you register for the OSCE.

To help candidates, the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (the Board) has developed the Regulatory examinations candidate handbook – Objective structured clinical examination which outlines the structure, content and conduct of the examination.

The Board encourages all candidates sitting an OSCE to ensure they have read the handbook.

If you are eligible to sit the OSCE you will receive an invitation at least eight weeks before the next scheduled OSCE sitting.

If you have any questions about OSCE, please contact: [email protected].

OSCE fees

OSCE Examination fee (GST free) 
Acupuncture (only) OSCE  $3,000.00 
Chinese herbal medicine practitioner (only) OSCE  $3,000.00 
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practitioner OSCE  $4,000.00 
Page reviewed 19/06/2023