Welcome to the Future of Healthcare

Be a part of the transformation. Choose a field that is creating change. With increasing healthcare costs and an aging population, the healthcare sector is shifting and adapting to new demands. More patients are seeking Eastern medical therapies for healthcare treatment, while conventional medical facilities are incorporating Oriental medicine at unprecedented rates.  At a recent AGM in August  Acupuncture As the field of Chinese medicine continues to grow and gain acceptance outside of China, so does the need for qualified practitioners. At the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, we provide you with the tools you need to fill this demand and thrive as a practitioner. Your path to success is chosen from the array of programs we offer that are rooted in Eastern medicine, including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Tuina-massage.

The profession of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine has adapted rapidly with modern healthcare changes. In many ways, acupuncture has one of the broadest scopes of practice in medicine today. An acupuncturist can treat most illnesses affecting any part of the body. Many acupuncturists are trained in the practice of Tuina-massage which is Chinese medical massage and body therapy. Some train in Qigong which is medical breathing incorporating therapeutic exercise and bodywork. Others include Chinese herbology and nutrition in their training. All should have a solid foundation in modern clinical medicine. Chinese medicine has been practiced since antiquity to prevent and treat a myriad of conditions and diseases. Truly: "ancient medicine - modern choice"

I welcome you to embark on the journey to becoming a great TCM practitioner, and look forward to getting to know you."

Anita Kumar
Director- NZSATCM

Our Programmes:

  • Master of Health Science - Chinese Medicine
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science
  • Bachelor of Health Science- Acupuncture
  • Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine
The above courses have 2 intakes a year. For bachelor and diploma programmes, the intakes are February and July. For master and postgraduate certificate programmes, the intakes are February and October.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum of age 18 at start of course
  • NCEA 3 with 42 credits for domestic students or international equivalent
  • For international students where English is not their first language the New Zealand Qualifications Authority requires the following English proficiency:
    • Level 7 Bachelor Degree or Diploma: IELTS academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5.
    • Level 9 Master Degree, IELTS academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Fees Protection

Students need to complete an application to set up a Public Trust account preferably during their first week with the School. The School arranges fee protection by making application for the student and depositing the fees with Public Trust. Fees protected by the Public Trust are held in the Public Trust's Common Funds which has a capital guarantee from the New Zealand Government. Full fees are refundable up to 8 days for domestic and 10 workings days for international students after the course begins.

The New Zealand Government requires that all New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) registered private training establishments (education providers) must protect all student fees paid to them in advance. This means that in the unlikely event of the education provider closing before the completion of the student’s course, the remainder of the student fees will be protected. Fees protected within a Trust Account enables the student to have the choice to have remaining fees returned or have them paid directly to an alternative education provider.

For details of fee protection with Public Trust, please see: www.publictrust.co.nz