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NZQA Approved New Programme

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Master of Chinese Medicine Next Intake 9th August 2021.

Students enrolled for Bachelor of Health Science major in Acupuncture, can, after successful completion, continue to study for another year and gain a Graduation Certificate of Bachelor of Health Science major in Chinese Medicine.


This College is founded on the realisation that acupuncture and Chinese herbal training is well established in New Zealand and is improved by greater input from Chinese-trained professionals and courses more closely related to the standard syllabus used in Chinese medicine colleges and universities in China.

Such practices have been developed, tried and proven over thousands of years which is why Chinese medicine is often referred to as traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM. Increasingly it is being called just Chinese medicine (CM), partly out of recognising that CM can better serve today’s world by increasing the evidence base for its diagnosis and practice, as well as relying on the strength of results observed and documented by practitioners over many centuries.

NZCCM’s qualifications approved and accredited by NZQA are taught in English only. NZCCM is rated as a Category 2 PTE by NZQA and designated the only TCM tertiary education organisation to be Confident in Educational Performance and Confident in the capability in self-assessment.

NZCCM has been recognised worldwide as a reputable Tertiary Education Provider specialising in the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) field. The qualifications are recognised and accepted by many countries including all signatories of the “Lisbon Recognition Convention (LRC)”.

NZCCM is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education and listed as a recommended high quality overseas Tertiary Education Provider on China’s Jiaoyu Shewai Jianguan Xinxiwang study abroad website (http://www.jsj.edu.cn/).

NZCCM has been commended by NZQA EER and Monitoring visits. In particular, the monitor impressed with the high level of collegiality in the College. The monitor believes that students and staff are clearly united in the common purpose of developing emphatic and highly skilled clinicians. The College has been granted self-monitoring status by NZQA.

NZCCM graduates from Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) degree in Acupuncture (three years) or Chinese medicine (four years) are eligible to become Accident Compensation Corporation’s (ACC) registered acupuncturist and can open their own clinic or be employed by an established practice.

A major advantage of the BHSc programme is that students are qualified to practice acupuncture when they complete first three years study, and can continue to study one more year to complete the four-year of BHSc in Chinese Medicine and are eligible for the full scope of TCM practice ie inclusive of acupuncture, acupressure and herbal practice.

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New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine qualifications are recognized by each of these industry organization.  
New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine has an international relationship and / or memorandum of understanding with the following institutions

We want to ensure that ancient fundamentals and recent
refinements of authentic Chinese Medicine are accurately and thoroughly taught.

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NZCCM offers a range of programmes based on the Chinese university system, enabling students to gain authentic knowledge from NZCCM teachers with years of training at some of China’s top universities.

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NZCCM has a clinic that offers low cost treatment for a range of medical conditions. The clinic is staffed by senior students and trained supervisors.

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