Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 480
Subject Area
  • Health » Complementary Therapies » Acupuncture
Strategic Purpose Statement
On completion of the programme, the graduate will be qualified to be an autonomous first-contact primary health care professional, who uses acupuncture to treat patients. Graduates will have acquired a solid and well-established foundation in the knowledge, skills, attitudes and clinical practice of acupuncture. They shall be eligible for membership in the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists Inc. (NZRA) as well as other professional Chinese medical associations in New Zealand. NZRA is a member of the World Federation of Acupuncture Societies (WFAS) allowing graduates of the School to have their qualifications recognised internationally and thus be qualified to pursue post-graduate studies in acupuncture currently only available overseas.
Employment pathways
nullTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Students will be eligible for admission if they are 18 years of age, can provide proof of New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency and if they have obtained a minimum of 42 credits at level 3 or higher, made up of 14 credits in each of two approved subjects, with a further 14 credits at level 3 or highter taken from no more than two additional domains or approved subjects. International students should contact the School and provide proof of visa requirements as well as being able to meet literacy standards and numeracy rerquirements. Applicants who have completed Bursary, mature students, Australian students and those seeking discretionary entrance should contact the School. NZCEL (Academic) Level 4
Education Organisation Acupuncture Associates Limited
Developed By Acupuncture Associates Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 111015
Status Current
Created 2008-04-16 09:56:59.0
Next Review 2017-12-31 00:00:00.0
Content
The content includes five domains of study: Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory, Traditional Chinese Medicine Practical, Health Sciences, Professional Studies, Research Methodologies.

Qualification Title

The qualification title names the overall focus of the qualification.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Te Reo Maori Title

Listed under Te Reo Maori title with English equivalent.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Matauranga Maori Qualification

A qualification quality assured and approved through the Te Hono o Te Kahurangi quality assurance approach.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Qualification Type

There are different types of qualifications including certificate, diploma, degree and post-graduate certificates and diplomas. Qualification types relate to NZQF levels.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Level

The NZQF has ten levels. Level one is least complex and is often entry-level, for example foundation certificates. Levels eight to ten are the most complex, and include post-graduate study.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Credits

The credit value relates to the size of the qualification. One credit equates to ten hours of learning. One year's full-time study at a provider is usually 120 credits, but if you are studying part-time or in the work place the credit value may vary.

+Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Subject Area

All qualifications are grouped into subject areas on the New Zealand Standard Classification of Education (NZSCED). The subject area is a keyword and can be used when searching for qualifications in an area of interest.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Strategic Purpose Statement

Strategic purpose statement explains the reason why the qualification has been developed. It identifies the target learners and for what roles the qualification prepares them.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Graduate profile

The Graduate profile explains the skills, knowledge and attributes a graduate will have attained on achieving the qualification. It describes what they can know and do and be.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Education pathways

Education pathways include other qualifications you can enrol into after completing this qualification.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Employment pathways

Employment pathways include the kinds of careers you can develop with this qualification.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Next Review

This is the date the qualification will expire and be reviewed or discontinued.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Last Date For Entry

The last date a learner can be enrolled in a programme leading to this qualification.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Entry Requirements

The level of education or training you need to have achieved before an education organisation will consider enrolling you for it or arranging the training. Each organisation may also have entry requirements for the programmes they run.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Education Organisation

This is the organisation that can help you achieve the qualification.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Developed By

Qualifications are developed by education organisations. These include standard setting bodies, like industry training organisations, and tertiary providers, such as universities, polytechnics and private training establishments.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Quality Assured By

All qualifications on the NZQF have been checked by the quality assurance bodies of NZQA, ITP Quality or NZVCC to ensure qualifications have meaningful outcomes.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Number

All qualifications have a unique number.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Status

The status shows if a qualification is current, expiring or discontinued. Only current qualifications have programmes at education organisations that are open to new enrolments.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Created

This is the date the qualification was listed on the NZQF.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Last Reviewed

Last date the qualification was formally reviewed.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Content

Information on how a qualification is structured.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]

Discontinued

This is the date the qualification was discontinued and no longer available.

Click anywhere in this window to close it, or press [Esc]