What type of education do chiropractors receive?
Chiropractors are required to adhere to strict and extensive educational
requirements and standards to become registered health professionals in
Australian chiropractors are five year university trained, and are
government registered and government regulated health professionals.
To become a registered chiropractor in Australia you must have
studied an accredited 5-year chiropractic program conducted at a
University within Australia, or have completed an accredited program
overseas that satisfies the requirements set by the Australian
Chiropractic Regulating authority.
Currently there are four universities in Australia that have
chiropractic degree programs:
Successful completion of the whole program of study is required for
professional registration as a chiropractor. The Chiropractors’
Association of Australia maintains an open line of communication with
the three educational institutions running chiropractic degree programs.
Members of the profession and the Association’s chief executive
attend course advisory committee meetings and regular discussions are
held between the universities’ academic staff and the CAA National
A chiropractor’s education never ends. After entering practice,
all CAA chiropractors must complete continuing professional development
courses and seminars to upgrade and improve their skills and to stay
current on the latest scientific research.
How are Australian Chiropractors regulated?
Chiropractors are five year university trained, government regulated and
government registered healthcare professionals. Australian Government
has established a chiropractic regulating authority to ensure increased
public safety for the Australian population. These bodies are
responsible for maintaining the highest standards for all
For more information about registration requirements for an
Australian Chiropractor, see the Chiropractic Board of Australia >