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Health Science Course Updates 2020

Find out more about important updates to the Diploma of Health Science (DHS) and Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) Courses below:

Chinese Medicine

You will find your timetable on the Subject Selection page.

Please refer to the Fees information page.

Go to the exams page.

Clinic Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions – Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) Teach out

What are the changes?

Torrens University Australia (TUA), which is also part of the Laureate International Universities Network in Australia will soon launch a new Health Science program for Chinese Medicine. We anticipate the new Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) course will be launched early 2021 pending external accreditation by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA). This new course will replace the current Think Education (THINK) Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) delivered by Think Education. This will mean that the current course is now in teach out so we won’t be taking any further enrolments into these courses.

What do these changes mean for me?

Please be assured that there are no changes to your current enrolment. Your THINK Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) course will continue to be delivered until the estimated final course completion date, which is the end of Trimester 3, 2021. The current THINK course continues to be accredited by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA).

What if I don’t finish the course before the end of the teach out period?

If you are studying part-time, and worry that you won’t be finished your studies by the end of 2021, our Success Coaches can work with you to plan your course progression. Alternatively you may choose to transition into the new TUA Chinese Medicine course once external accreditation has been gained. 

Watch the 2021 information session:

Will this impact my current trimester enrolment?

Not at all, all timetabled classes will be running as usual. If you are unsure and would like support on your course progression, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Success Coach.

Does the current Think program meet the educational standards set out by CMBA?

Yes, the current THINK program meets the educational requirements set out by the CMBA. Graduates of the course will qualify for registration in all 3 divisions: Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine and Chinese Herbal Dispensing.

What happens if the new Torrens program does not obtain accreditation?

We are working closely with the CMBA to ensure our program meets their standards and is of the highest standards. We have had a strong history of successful accreditation with the CMBA and feel confident that this will result in a favourable outcome.

What if I have more questions or need help?

Keep checking the Student Hub for any further updates on this course. You can also reach out to your Success Coach, Julie-Anne O’shea on for further support.

Chinese Medicine Contacts

Success Coach

Julie O'Shea:

Find out more about Success Coaches.


Senior Learning Facilitator

Nic Andronaco:
(Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Augustus Chan:​



Program Director

Tim Trevail

Chinese medicine practitioners must be registered under the national registration and accreditation scheme with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and meet the Board's Registration Standards, in order to practise in Australia.

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (the Board) may develop any codes or guidelines that are necessary to provide guidance to health practitioners and clarify the Board’s views and expectations on a range of issues.

Find out more about the CMBA codes and guidelines.

Working with Children Check and First Aid

We require all students practicing in the Think Wellbeing Centre to have a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) and First Aid Certificate before they commence any clinic work.

Clinic students will be required to submit to Student Services a certified copy of their Working  With Children Card and First Aid Certificate before commencing the trimester. You may also provide the original and have it certified on-campus.


Please note that you can complete the required application on the Working With Children Check website.

  • Select "Volunteer" in the 'Do you need an Employee or Volunteer Check?' section when prompted.
  • Enter 'Southern School of Natural Therapies' as the organisation
  • Address: 25-37 Victoria Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
  • Phone: 03 9415 3333
  • Employment type: Educational institutions  - other institutions providing children's study or training programs (52)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Student Services.

First Aid

The Unit of Competency HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid is sufficient. You must provide a copy of your current certificate to Student Services.