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Master of Clinical Chiropractic - CC71

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.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus

UNITS/CREDITS

18/144

DURATION

2 years full-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Mackay

CRICOS

0101879

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 synthesise complex information by creating and implementing a research project and articulating the outcomes.
Core Units 18 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

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.

YOUR CHIROPRACTIC CAREER
The Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) is the first stage of a two-part study sequence. After completing this course, you can continue onto the Master of Clinical Chiropractic. You are required to complete both courses to achieve full registration as a chiropractor with the Chiropractic Board of Australia. Our industry-relevant Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) develops your capabilities in a range of spinal and patient assessment procedures, along with basic therapeutic approaches to common musculoskeletal presentations.

On successful completion, you will have the knowledge and an appreciation of basic techniques enabling you to pursue employment opportunities as an assistant in chiropractic practice. The Master of Clinical Chiropractic enables you to complete the educational requirement for accreditation as a professional chiropractor. As a professional chiropractor, you may practise in private practice, sports medicine, occupational health and safety, rehabilitation and other allied health fields. <

INDUSTRY RELEVANT COURSES
The Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and Master of Clinical Chiropractic provide you with a five-year pathway towards a career as a professional chiropractor. Accredited by the Chiropractic Board of Australia, upon completion of these two courses, you will meet the competencies required by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia to apply for registration as a chiropractor in all states and territories in Australia and New Zealand. You will learn from experienced lecturers who are accredited chiropractors or have recent practitioner experience. The diverse practising backgrounds of our teaching team provide you with a range of chiropractic perspectives that you can draw on throughout your career.

EASILY ACCESSIBLE LOCATIONS
CQUniversity Chiropractic courses are available at our Brisbane CBD location, easily accessible and located close to transport hubs, and at our Mackay Ooralea campus.

REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES
The Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) prepares you with the fundamental skills and knowledge so that you can progress into the Master of Clinical Chiropractic and begin your practical placements.

Within the Master of Clinical Chiropractic, you will complete six clinical placements, one scheduled for each term of your studies. You will have the opportunity to train with real clients in authentic scenarios. This allows you to apply your discipline knowledge to these real scenarios and clients so that you graduate work-ready.

Your clinical experience will also build your industry connections and networks. In your first year of the Master of Clinical Chiropractic, you will complete a total of 280 hours of clinical placement over your three terms of study. In your final year, you will complete more than 500 hours of clinical placement across your three terms of study. You will complete these placements in our purpose-built chiropractic labs in Mackay and Brisbane and other chiropractic settings. This provides you with opportunities to work in a range of clinical settings, experience the unique ways that each clinic runs their practice and build valuable connections with industry.

GLOBAL EXPERIENCES
As a chiropractic student at CQUniversity, your experience can be global, by choosing to participate in an international activity that will allow you to travel overseas and use your skills and knowledge to help those in need. The global experiences available to our chiropractic students do change based on the needs of the different communities that we work with. Experiences our students have recently participated in are:

  • Global Peace Network participant in Tanzania as a rehabilitation clinic volunteer (2020).
  • Clinical practicum in Vanuatu with Island Spirit Health (2018).
  • Participation in the World Congress of Chiropractic Students forums in California (2017), Johannesburg (2018), Brisbane (2019).

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2022Brisbane Mackay
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Unit NameCodeDescription
Clinical Practice 1CHIR20002Placement in an approved Chiropractic clinic
Clinical Practice 2CHIR20003Placement in an approved Chiropractic clinic
Clinical Practice 3CHIR20006Placement in an approved Chiropractic clinic
Clinical Practice 4CHIR20009Placement in the University Chiropractic clinic
Clinical Practice 5CHIR20011Placement in the University Chiropractic clinic
Clinical Practice 6CHIR20013Placement in the University Chiropractic clinic
This course has no residential schools.

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.

Students not born in Australia are required to meet an English Language prerequisite by:

  • an academic IELTS completed within the last 2 years (from the term you are applying to start) with a minimum achievement of 7.0 in each band and overall; or
  • a secondary or university qualification which is not more than 5 years old (from the term you are applying for entry in to) with a satisfactory level of achievement of at least 2 years in duration from Australia.

Security Requirements

As part of this course, students will undertake clinical placements. To participate in clinical placements, students require the following as a minimum to participate - CQUniversity Student Declaration, Blue Card (or equivalent for different states), and a Criminal Police Check. Additional checks and documentation may also be required, depending on the placement site as different organisations/placement sites may have different requirements.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge


The Master of Clinical Chiropractic provides a pathway for registration as a Chiropractic in Australia.

Opportunities for employment include employment in private practice, sports medicine, occupational health and safety, rehabilitation and other allied health fields.

Graduates of this course will meet the competencies required by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia and will therefore be eligible to apply for registration with the Chiropractic Board of Australia (CBA).

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term Fee$22,500.00
International Indicative First Year Fee$45,000.00

Please note the following important information:

»» Fees are in Australian dollars A$.

»» Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.

»» Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.

»» The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.

»» Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.

»» It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.

»» The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).

»» International students holding an Australian Student Visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.

»» Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.

»» International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).For more information, please submit your enquiry at www.cqu.edu.au/international-enquire

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.

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I love exercising and really value the human body and its incredible potential. I am greatly satisfied with my decision to study at CQUni! The learning experience is very pleasant. Being part of a small class, the tutor is fully available for any clarification about the theory and the practical techniques.

Riccardo Mura

Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic)

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