Entry Requirement

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the BTCM must meet at least one of the entry requirements, satisfy the English language requirements, and be selected in competition with other eligible applicants.
Applicants are expected to have a keen interest in health care, especially in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In addition, International students must be 18 years of age or over at the time that they commence the course for which they have applied.

Entry requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must provide evidence that they meet the requirements in at least one of the following categories:
Completion of secondary studies

  • Successful completion of the NSW HSC and attainment of the required ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) of 70; or
  • Successful completion of an equivalent secondary qualification either interstate or overseas and attainment of the required entrance standard.
  • The NSW Department of Education and Communities should be contacted to determine the equivalency of overseas secondary qualifications before lodging an application.

Completion of Australian post-secondary studies

  • Successful completion of accredited vocational (Certificate IV level and above) and higher education studies under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF); or
  • Satisfactory completion of an accredited Tertiary Preparation Program or a Foundation Studies Program offered by an Australian university that would enable students to gain entry to an Australian university.

Admission to Australian tertiary studies

  • Admission to candidature for a degree (Bachelor and above) at an Australian University

Alternative admission
Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may gain entry to a course by addressing one of the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of a Special Tertiary Admissions Test administered by the Universities Admissions Centre (http://www.uac.edu.au/stat/);
  • Completion of overseas post-secondary (vocational or tertiary) studies;
  • Paid employment experience of one year or more; or
  • Submitting an application for credit that meets the requirements of the Credit for Prior Learning (Advanced Standing) Policy and Procedure.

Alternative admission applicants may be required to commence the course through conditional enrolment which involves a reduced number of units and the close monitoring of their progress at the conclusion of each semester in the first year of study.

English language requirements

All applicants need to demonstrate English language proficiency by providing evidence of ONE of the following:

Successful completion of one of the following qualifications taught in English:

  • Completion of Year 12 secondary schooling;
    • A minimum of one full year of tertiary studies;
    • accredited Tertiary Preparation Program or a Foundation Studies Program (minimum period of study of 1 school year);
    • Australian qualification recognised as at least AQF Certificate IV;
    • A minimum of one year of full-time study at AQF Associate diploma or Diploma level; or
    • Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

Successful completion of the following English language tests within the last two years:

TOFEL(Test of English as a Foreign Language) obtain a paper-based score of 575 (min. 4.5 in TWE), or internet-based score of 90 (min. 21 in writing)
IELTS(International English Language Testing System) achieve an overall score of 6.5 or higher with no sub-score less than 6.0
PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic achieve an overall score of 54 ( with a min. 59 in all communicative skills)
IB(International Baccalaureate) achieve a grade of A2 in English at higher or standard level 5
GCE (General Certificate of Education) ‘A’ Levels (from Britain or Singapore) obtain a grade of C pass in at least one humanities subject at A2/H2 level or AS/H1 level
GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education)/GCE ‘O’ Levels (from Britain or Singapore) complete ‘O’ levels including B pass in English Language and C pass or above in remaining subjects
CCPE(Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English) obtain a grade of B pass
STPM(Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia) obtain a C pass in 914/920 English
HKALE(Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination) obtain a grade of B pass in Use of English
STAT (multiple choice) obtain a score of 155 in the verbal component

International students who do not meet the specified English proficiency requirements can undertake and successfully complete an ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) program that allows the student to meet the above requirements prior to undertaking the course.

Please note that fulfilment of English language requirements for the BTCM does not necessarily satisfy CMBA’s English Language Skills Registration Standard. Graduates of the BTCM may need to provide additional evidence to demonstrate their English proficiency when applying for general registration with CMBA.