With the widening recognition of TCM in Australia and the demand for quality education in this discipline, SITCM developed and successfully obtained accreditation for Bachelor of TCM on December 2011. The delivery of the BTCM program at SITCM was commenced in February 2012. This program is a four-year undergraduate degree and the course’s learning outcomes appropriately align with Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) criteria for Level 7 (Bachelor) qualifications and with the Chinese medicine accreditation standards established by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and the National Academic Standards Committee for TCM (NASC). The BTCM 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.
SITCM also provides VET education. Currently the courses include HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy, HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage, and HLT52115 Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage. These courses provide students with the skills required for competence in remedial massage practice. The practitioners at this level may be self – employed as independent practitioners or may work within a larger health service.