Graduate Certificate in Chinese Medicine (Tuina Massage)

New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine Limited

Subject area

Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Entry requirements

General Requirements
Applicants must be able to demonstrate the appropriate motivation, attitudes and attributes required to successfully study in this programme. Applicants must be physically capable of completing the programme. Applicants must also be independently mobile and not require assistance from another person or device to undertake clinical practice experience.

Academic requirements
Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree with either a major in Herbal Medicine or Acupuncture with at least 360 credits or equivalent (equivalent means a level 7 Diploma in Acupuncture or Chinese Medicine with at least 360 credits with minimum recent continuous five years of relevant working experience) from institutions either in Aotearoa New Zealand or abroad.

* The minimum age to enter this programme is 20 years.
* Applicants must supply names and contact details for two referees who are not family or next of kin.
* Applicants must declare any health issues or disability in order to enable NZCCM to consider whether appropriate support can be provided and the likelihood of the applicant's ability to meet professional requirements and practice independently on completion of the programme.
* Applicants must consent to the completion of a Police Vetting check.
* Applicants will be required to consent to the disclosure of criminal convictions and safety checks required by the Children's Act 2014 (VCA Act).

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of this programme is to prepare people who hold a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture or Herbal Medicine or both) or equivalent to extend the scope of their practice in the field of Chinese Medicine (Tuina Massage) and to enable them to work independently, safely, ethically and competently within the Aotearoa New Zealand healthcare environment by integrating both Chinese Medicine diagnostic and treatment skills, especially Tuina Massage skills with Western Medicine diagnostic skills for the clinical management of various disorders.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Health at this level can earn:


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Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 580 2376
Fax: (09) 580 2379

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