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.
The RMIT University in Melbourne, Victoria offers a
Bachelor of Health Science (Chiropractic) - 3 year undergraduate
by a Master of Clinical Chiropractic - 2 year
The Macquarie University in Sydney, New South Wales
has a 3 year Bachelor of Chiropractic Science which provides the basis
for entry into a 2 year Master of Chiropractic.
The Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia
offers a Bachelor of Applied Science (in Chiropractic) / Bachelor
of Chiropractic. This is offered as a double
degree. Successful completion of the whole program of
study is required for professional registration as a chiropractor.
Queensland University (Mackay) which offers a 3 year Bachelor
of Science (Chiropractic) and a 2 year Master of Chiropractic
The Association maintains an open line of communication with
the four 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 Board.
The Universities encourage input from the profession in developing
the structure of their courses and assistance with the operation of the
student outpatients clinics.