Established in 2003, the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine (NZCCM) is a Category 2 Private Tertiary Education Provider accredited and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority – NZQA.  Our External Evaluation Report has a ‘Confident’ rating in both –  Educational Performance and Self-Assessment.  We are also a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

NZQA also confirmed that the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine is now listed on the JSJ website maintained by the Chinese Ministry of Education. This website lists high quality education providers outside China and is often used by Chinese students deciding on studying tertiary qualifications in other countries.

NZCCM provides a range of approved qualifications including certificates, diplomas and Bachelor degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine/Tuina and Massage) for domestic and international students. We also offer the New Zealand Certificate in English Language.

Our impressive Campus is centrally located on Great South Road in Greenlane, Auckland.  We are minutes away from restaurants, shopping centres and excellent transport links to the city and eastern and western suburbs.

Acupuncture in New Zealand has been recently accepted as a respected and widely used healing modality.  Our Programmes not only give students an in-depth knowledge of the vast and fascinating field of Chinese Medicine but also ensure that student’s practising skills are of the highest professional standards. At NZCCM, we endeavour to combine ancient fundamentals and traditional practices with recent refinements in authentic Chinese Medicine and adapt these to Western Medical Models using modern teaching methodologies.

Our two-semester system and cross-credit recognition allows students to fast-track their studies and get a head start on their careers. Students who successfully complete 3 years out of our 4 years Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Chinese Medicine are conferred with the Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Acupuncture and are eligible to become Accident Compensation Corporation’s (ACC) registered acupuncturists. 

Students at NZCCM are taught by passionate and committed faculty – staff who have been trained over a number of years at top Chinese Universities, are approachable and have the required knowledge, expertise and experience in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  A friendly, nurturing environment on campus and within classrooms supports our rigorous and demanding academic programmes and practical clinic sessions.  

Our students feel comfortable and confident when they study with us because we ensure they are well-equipped to succeed with unique, real world TCM knowledge and skills and high competency in clinical practice once they complete their qualification.