BENEFITS FOR THE CHIROPRACTIC PROFESSION

  • Maintaining the highest standards of education
  • Revenue generated kept in the profession
  • The ability to meet and exceed public demand for natural, vitalistic, holistic and collaborative care
  • Complete control and directive freedom
  • A balanced voice for our profession
  • Institutionalised chiropractic principles and values
  • Less red-tape, more time cultivating the highest-quality practice-ready chiropractors

BALANCED VOICE AT NEGOTIATION TABLE

With Australian institutions producing more practitioners who subscribe to the spine pain model, the voice of traditional chiropractic is subdued. It is therefore imperative that we redress this imbalance by educating a new generation of chiropractors who think vital. Strong, clear voices from the ACC will anchor chiropractic principles and ensure a balanced voice for our profession in the future.

KEEPING PROFITS IN THE PROFESSION

Only a small percentage of funds generated by chiropractic programmes are currently being funneled back into departments and research. In a private college model, generated funds are directed back into the college to drive strategic, progressive priorities such as research and innovation.

INSTITUTIONALISE OUR PRINCIPLES & VALUES

The future of our profession rests on the quality of our chiropractors and creating the best practitioners starts with education. It’s an education to breathe life back into traditional chiropractic and revitalise our profession, ensuring it continues to serve our people and profession alike.

OUR VISION FOR FUTURE STUDENTS

  • People and quality, not numbers
  • Friendly, dedicated, intimate campus
  • Smaller class sizes offering greater engagement

CURRENT OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS ARE LIMITED

For students to learn traditional chiropractic, the only option is to travel abroad, presenting very real personal and financial barriers. With the ACC Initiative, we envisage that after four years of practical, cutting-edge and rigorous study, graduates will emerge with the skills and vision to change the world. Improving the lives of millions using traditional techniques that work.

The vision is for graduates of the Australian Chiropractic College Initiative to represent a new generation of chiropractors in Australia.

  • High-quality engagement and lasting professional relationships
  • Industry experience focus
  • Emerge professional and practice-ready
Chiropractic Programmes

In Australia, groups 1 (Murdoch) and 2 (RMIT and Macquarie) are represented but not groups 3 or 4, with courses in traditional chiropractic care/health space unavailable.

BENEFITS FOR THE PUBLIC

FILLING A NICHE

The current tertiary curriculums are failing to meet public demand for vitalistic, naturalistic and humanistic care beyond the spine-pain model. People are looking to chiropractic for more than acute injury management. In fact, the CAAN’s Australian Workforce Study of 2012 revealed that:

  • 24% of patients saw their chiropractic practitioner for maintenance care or general well-being
  • 97% of patients believed that chiropractic care supported their general health
  • 63.7% of patients reported that they were more interested in improving their health than simply removing symptoms

(Chiropractic Workforce Study: Australia. Eaton, Bonello, Green, Graham, Fernandez-Caamano, Strkalj. Macquarie University, Sydney. March 2012)

Without an alternative educational pathway these needs remain unmet, reducing outcomes for people and our profession. The Australian Chiropractic College Initiative aims to address public demand for vitalistic, humanistic and collaborative care, giving students the tools to meet this need with excellence.