CB77 - Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic)
At a glance
Study the Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and equip yourself with skills that will kick-start your journey towards a career as a Chiropractor.
|Rank||OP: 14 SR: 68 ATAR: 64.95|
|Pre-requisites||QTAC: English (4, SA); see entry requirements tab for UAC and VTAC pre-requisites|
|Availability||Brisbane; Mackay Ooralea; Sydney|
|Duration||3 years full-time, 6 years part-time|
|Recommended study||Biology, Chemistry and Physics|
|QTAC Code||BNE: 880501 MKY: 840501|
|UAC Code||SYD: 160181|
* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from main round offers for Term 1 2018. They represent the minimum competitive rank that applications were considered for entry to a course. Entry to a course is competitive and a cut off score lower than the minimum competitive rank may have been needed to gain entry to a particular course. Entry ranks vary from year to year so are provided as a historical guide of past performance.**
- Some units within this course are only available to study by online study.
The Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) provides you with knowledge and an appreciation of basic techniques enabling you to pursue employment opportunities as an assistant in chiropractic practice.
The course is the ideal pathway into the Master of Clinical Chiropractic. Upon completion of the masters course you will be eligible to apply for registration to practise as a Chiropractor and describe yourself as a Chiropractor.
Upon completion of the full five-year course, which includes both the Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and Master of Clinical Chiropractic, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a Chiropractor with the Chiropractors' Board of Australia (CBA).
The Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) is an evidence-based degree designed to provide you with the qualification needed to apply to enter the professional qualification, the Master of Clinical Chiropractic.
Graduation from the Master of Clinical Chiropractic course renders you eligible to apply for registration as a chiropractor in Australia and overseas.
During your studies you will develop clinical skills to become confident in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting for care. You will learn the history, philosophy and principles and theories of chiropractic from a contemporary perspective.
The course has a strong focus on nutrition, rehabilitation and other lifestyle adaptations designed to optimize musculoskeletal health. Within a patient-centered learning environment you will develop a range of patient assessment procedures and therapeutic approaches designed to manage common musculoskeletal issues.
Within a patient-centered learning environment you will develop a range of spinal and patient assessment procedures and basic therapeutic approaches to common musculoskeletal issues such as low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, and headache.
Learn within Australia's newest state-of-the-art chiropractic learning environment and undertake work integrated learning in clinics to further enhance your practical experience and employability so you graduate confident, competent and work ready.
Why Study Chiropractic at CQUniversity
Innovative Course Structure
The 5 year CQUniversity study pathway to becoming a registered chiropractor in Australia involves a three year Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) followed by a two year Master of Chiropractic Science. This innovative course structure combines undergraduate and postgraduate study reflecting the advanced learnings that you acquire as you progress in your chiropractic studies at CQUniversity and equips you with the skills to graduate work-ready for your chiropractic career.
Easily Accessible Locations
CQUniversity Chiropractic courses are available at our CBD locations in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. These campuses are located close to transport hubs and are easily accessible. The course is also available at our Mackay campus alongside other health courses.
Work Integrated Learning
CQUniversity's chiropractic course features work integrated learning, which involves hands-on learning in our purpose built chiropractic labs at all our locations. Students are also required to undertake clinical placements where they will spend time with a practicing chiropractor to demonstrate a greater level of cognition and understanding of clinical practice.
CQUniversity chiropractic courses are staffed by chiropractors who have practiced in various locations across the world which provides graduates a global perspective on chiropractic science and practice.
To apply for general registration as a chiropractor, please visit the Chiropractic Board of Australia website.
Structure and assessment
You are required to complete 24 core units. As this course provides strongly sequenced clinical learning to ensure the attainment of high level psychomotor skills and patient-centred clinical decision making the units must be taken in the sequence in which they are offered.
For example units you could study as part of the Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) course please click here.
If you have any questions regarding this course, call 13 27 86.
Work integrated Learning
You are required to undertake work integrated learning in a range of forms including activities in chiropractic clinics, other health clinics and optional mini study tours overseas.
Students who select to study some units via online study will be required to attend compulsory residential schools. Click here to view Residential Schools for all units.
Credit transfer information
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
OP: 14 , SR: 68 , ATAR: 64.95
OP = Overall Position (QLD school leavers), SR = Selection Rank (mature age students), ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank
English (Standard, Band 2)
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English.
To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.
Information on the Student Profile for this course by campus as well as the OP/ATAR profile for recent school leavers is available at our future students page.
If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or course you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.
If you are not born in Australia,Canada,New Zealand,United Kingdom,Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Information on English Language Proficiency requirements is available here.
Fees and scholarships
Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered
- Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
- domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
- international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.
In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.
Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.
PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.
For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:
Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.
How to Apply
You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.
You can lodge your application to study at CQUniversity via one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres:
- Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
- South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)
- Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
- Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
- Western Australia (Apply WA).
Use the table below to find your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre depending on where you live, and where/how you wish to study:
Should you require assistance please contact our Student Advice team.
|Undergraduate||Apply through QTAC||Apply through UAC||Apply through SATAC||Apply through VTAC||Apply through Apply WA||Apply through your state tertiary admissions centre, if the program is not listed, apply through QTAC|
For more information on applying for Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic), please click here.
For further information
If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.
You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.