Accreditation

The Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia is the accreditation authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the chiropractic profession.

Approved programs of study

An online search is available for all approved programs of study on the AHPRA website.

See the results for chiropractic approved programs of study only.  

Programs of study classified as 'inactive' are not included in this list. An online search is available for inactive programs of study, for programs that are no longer delivered by an education provider or no longer approved by the National Board.

Other qualifications for general registration

Besides holding an approved program of study, there are a number of ways that a person may qualify for general registration as a chiropractor under section 53 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).

Section 53(b) enables an individual who holds a qualification the National Board considers to be substantially equivalent, or based on similar competencies, to an approved program of study. Following is the current list of substantially equivalent programs as at 23 February 2017.

Education provider  Location  Qualification  Start date  End date 
Macquarie University Sydney Graduate Diploma of Chiropractic Science plus Master of Chiropractic 23/05/2014 31/03/2019 
Macquarie University Sydney Graduate Certificate of Chiropractic Science plus Master of Chiropractic 23/05/2014 31/03/2019
Macquarie University Sydney Masters Qualifying Program (MQual) (non award) plus Master of Chiropractic 23/05/2014 31/03/2019
Macquarie University Sydney 3 year Master of Chiropractic (current) 23/05/2014 31/03/2019

Section 53(c) enables an individual who holds a qualification relevant to chiropractic to qualify for general registration by completing an examination required by the Chiropractic Board of Australia. The relevant examination for the purposes of section 53(c) is an exam by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA).

Accordingly, if an individual holds a qualification relevant to chiropractic and a statement of attainment from the CCEA, the individual will qualify for general registration pursuant to section 53(c).

Accreditation Standards

The following accreditation standards for the profession have been approved by the Board and are published in accordance with section 47(6) of the National Law, effective 6 July 2017:

 

 
 
Page reviewed 6/07/2017