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Thank you for choosing the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SITCM) for your course of study. On behalf of all staff of SITCM I welcome new and returning students.

SITCM was established in 1984 and has a long history of providing Chinese medicine (CM) education and has made a significant contribution to the development of CM education in Australia.

In 2012 SITCM was registered as a higher education provider and commenced delivery of a four-year bachelor degree in the discipline of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

The Bachelor course provides a comprehensive foundation in the theory and practice of traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture, herbal medicine, herbal dispensing, biomedical sciences, and the role and characteristics of a professional Chinese medicine practitioner in the Australian healthcare system.

The Bachelor course has an exceptionally strong focus on clinical practice to ensure that graduates are fully equipped to practice as a qualified, professional and ethical TCM practitioner in Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and herbal dispensary within the framework of the National Health Care System.

This Student Manual has been prepared in accordance with Institute policies and procedures, national higher education standards, and the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia’s (CMBA) professional practice standards and guidelines. The Manual contains information about SITCM, the courses offered, the rights and responsibilities of students, and policies and requirements for learning and assessment.

This Student Manual is a resource to assist you in your studies with SITCM along with other valuable resources such as the following:

  • The Clinical Practice Program Handbook;
  • The Manual for Clinical Practice (Teaching and Learning);
  • SITCM’s Policies and Procedures are strongly encouraged to access these resources to complement their studies through SITCM’s website: www.sitcm.edu.au

For questions regarding this Manual and any other resources, please contact academic and/or student support staff through the Administration Office: administration@sitcm.edu.au.


View the Student Manual and associated Policies and forms here:

Higher Education Students: Student Manual (Higher Education), HE Policies and Forms (More forms are available on Moodle)

Vocational Education Students: VET Student Manual, VET Policies and Forms (More forms are available on Moodle)

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Last Updated: 2018-02-22