Master of Clinical Chiropractic

Duration2 years full-time
Location
Brisbane and Mackay
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus
Course codeCC71
First-year fee
$8,946 cspifyf
$30,600 dffpifyf
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Overview

Study the Master of Clinical Chiropractic and equip yourself with the knowledge and clinical skills to meet the competencies required by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA) and therefore apply for registration as a chiropractor in all states and territories in Australia and New Zealand.

The Master of Clinical Chiropractic is designed as an extended (six-term) Masters to maximise clinical learning, which is largely undertaken in approved chiropractic clinics in the community and complemented by the availability of theoretical content by flexible learning.

Chiropractic training is the process of reaching a logical diagnosis, planning a patient's treatment and assessing the effectiveness of that therapeutic intervention. As a graduate of the Master of Clinical Chiropractic, you will develop knowledge, skills, values and behaviours necessary to become a primary care chiropractic practitioner in the delivery of patient-centred care.

The course emphasises evidence-based practice, which is the combination of best scientific information, clinical expertise, and patient's values and circumstances.

As primary healthcare practitioner you will:

  • gain high-level practical skills integrating assessment, diagnosis and management with the clinical sciences;
  • be taught rehabilitation and prevention of pain and disability of the spine and extremities;
  • learn how to run a private practice and operate x-ray equipment;
  • conduct supervised patient care as part of practice-integrated learning involving University teaching clinics and industry work placement;
  • deliver chiropractic care safely, competently and ethically and;
  • be able to analyse and synthesize complex information by creating and implementing a research project and articulating the outcomes.
  • George Hannaford smiling bluer background
    You can study online and on campus as well as between different campuses. I really liked the flexibility I had with that. Alongside the world-class lecturers we have on offer, it really influenced my decision.

    George Hannaford

    Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic), Master of Clinical Chiropractic

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Master of Clinical Chiropractic will prepare you to peruse employment opportunities in fields/roles such as private practice, sports medicine, occupational health and safety, and rehabilitation. Opportunities are provided for international placement, regional and rural health engagement, and indigenous health care.

Structure & Availability

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete 18 core units.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Brisbane, Mackay
Term 1, 2025Brisbane

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

This course has no residential schools.

Clinical Practice 1 - CHIR20002

Placement in an approved Chiropractic clinic

Clinical Practice 2 - CHIR20003

Placement in an approved Chiropractic clinic

Clinical Practice 3 - CHIR20006

Placement in an approved Chiropractic clinic

Clinical Practice 4 - CHIR20009

Placement in the University Chiropractic clinic

Clinical Practice 5 - CHIR20011

Placement in the University Chiropractic clinic

Clinical Practice 6 - CHIR20013

Placement in the University Chiropractic clinic

Requirements

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the CQUniversity Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) CB77. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate chiropractic course from another university which has been accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA) will be considered on a case by case basis.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA of 4.0

Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United states of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 with a minimum 7.0 in each subset; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBt - 94 or better overall and no score less than 24 for listening and reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking; or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 65 with no sub-score less than 65.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

If you are an International student please visit International students English requirements for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Chiropractic students’ English language skills are directly aligned with the requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) placements apply to this course and as such are subject to compulsory pre-placement conditions referred to as mandatory checks and are outlined in the health, security and other compulsory requirements sections. Mandatory checks are determined by industry, organisations, legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures. To be eligible for a WIL placement, students must first achieve compliance with mandatory checks by each closing date prior to a WIL placement and maintain current evidence for the duration of the course.

Health requirements for this course are recommended only, and not mandatory. These include immunisation and vaccination evidence (and serology where required) as a recommendation only to the following diseases: COVID-19, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, Influenza, and Tuberculosis screening. 

Mandatory security requirements include an Australian Federal Police clearance and working with children check.

Other mandatory requirements include a First Aid and CPR certificate, student agreement to privacy and confidentiality, fitness to participate in WIL student declaration, jurisdictional and site-specific compulsory requirements, and other training modules.

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$8,946
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$30,600

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Fee options

Commonwealth Supported Placements (CSPs) and full-fee places are available for this course. CSPs are only available if you study at our Mackay campus. If you study on campus at CQU Brisbane, you will pay full tuition fees.

Government assistance loans and payment options

Depending on the type of place you are offered, you may be eligible for a government HELP loan.

CSPs

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.

Full-Fee Places

If you are offered a full-fee-paying place, you may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. Provided you meet the FEE-HELP eligibility criteria, you can choose to use FEE-HELP to cover all or part of your tuition fees. Learn more about paying for university or view the FEE-HELP information booklet on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.  Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy.  Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

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