MC143 - Master of Clinical Chiropractic

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Plan: MC143 - Master of Clinical Chiropractic
Campus: Bundoora Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Clinical Chiropractic
Award abbreviation: MClinChiro
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full-time
Location: Bundoora West campus
Owning school: Health and Biomedical Sciences (173H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 061705
CRICOS code: 050401B

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Purpose of the Program

The prime objective of this program is to produce RMIT graduates who are registrable as chiropractors in Australia. The key to achieving this is the maintenance and enhancement of a program that meets or exceeds the applicable Accreditation Standards.

As an RMIT chiropractor you will be a technologically articulate generalist healthcare worker, predictive and preventive in a holistic manner who will contribute to improving and enhancing overall health, wellbeing and quality of life.

You will be a team-player within the health care system and highly regarded as expert in the assessment and management of functional articulation disorders for the specific purpose of achieving optimal function.

You will be the definitive provider of spinal adjustment as the highest order of manipulation, and of health-enhancing supportive measures such as patient education, exercise, nutrition and healthy lifestyle without the use of drugs and surgery.

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Articulation and pathways

The approved pre-requisite programs are:

  1.  Bachelor of Health Science (Chiropractic), program number BP187, RMIT University Melbourne; or
  2.  Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chiropractic at the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur.

In exceptional circumstances students who have successfully completed the majority of a chiropractic program at another institution may be considered for direct application to this program.

Applicants who have successfully completed a health science or equivalent program at another university are required to completed the RMIT Bachelor which may be achieved in less than the standard 3-years depending on the amount of credit gained.

The outcome of this program is the ability to apply for registration as a chiropractor. A number of graduates undertake further study in medicine or law or other areas of special interest.

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Entrance requirements

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Health Science (Chiropractic) BP187 program or successfully reaching the agreed articulation point in the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chiropractic at the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur.

Applicants must also hold registration as a student chiropractor (with the Chiropractic Board of Australia), a current first aid certificate, and a Working with Children check.

International applicants with a first language other than English are required to have an IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent and demonstrate and IELTS of 7.0 when applying for registration as a chiropractor with the Chiropractic Board of Australia.

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is accredited by the Chiropractic Board of Australia on recommendation of the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia. Professional accreditation means that graduates are eligible to apply for registration in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, most provinces of Canada, most states of the USA, and those other countries where the Council on Chiropractic Education International has member agencies.

The program maintains active industry links with the Chiropractic Association of Australia (CAA), at both State and National level, and with the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australia (COCA). 

The program maintains a close industry link with Hands-on-Health, a non-profit organisation that delivers health care to marginalised communities. This provides opportunities for Practice-Integrated Learning in two community clinics in Melbourne and, from time to time, in other locations.


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers
and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.
Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT

In particular, this program places an emphasis on learning through student e-portfolio and this requires the use of PebblePad, which is provided and supported by RMIT University.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  •  transition to tertiary study and learning
  •  study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  •  enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  •  career development and employment
  •  living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  •  opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  •  opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
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