Launch your career as a qualified traditional Chinese medicine professional by joining AACMA before you graduate. If you are a student currently enrolled in an AACMA-recognised acupuncture or Chinese medicine course, you’re eligible to join AACMA as a student member.

Student membership is free.

Our student members can access a range of benefits and opportunities to learn more about the profession.

 Receive regular communication about industry developments that will impact on you as a practitioner, including:

  • Fortnightly eNews
  • Bi-Annual Jing-Luo Magazine

Free or discounted entry to important industry events:

  • AACMA State Committee events held in every state and territory (except Tasmania) providing valuable professional development and networking opportunities
  • Annual Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference (AACMAC) including highly regarded international and national speakers. Click here to find out more about your discounted conference tickets.
  • AACMA recently introduced the AACMA Phil Macqueen Memorial Scholarship with the purpose of supporting deserving acupuncture students and first year practitioners of acupuncture who are passionate about their career and healing, but who are financially restricted from obtaining the knowledge and experience to be gained from attending AACMAC.

Access to Australia’s only mentoring program for Chinese medicine practitioners

  • Enhance your personal and professional growth by partnering with an experienced, qualified mentor for personal support and guidance in your final year of study or in your first year after graduation. Find out more.

Our fully qualified practitioner members access a broad range of services and support.

Expert assistance when you commence as a qualified practitioner, including:

  • Industry-specific information, advice, support and resources
  • Listing with the AACMA Practitioner Referral Service
  • AACMA-branded practice tools, including brochures and display materials
  • Access to AACMA’s professional indemnity insurance cover from Guild Insurance.

Ongoing professional support

  • Access to professional development opportunities
  • Advocacy to government bodies and industry organisations
  • Rapid response to negative media, and promotion of positive media
  • Invaluable networking and collaboration opportunities.

Existing student members are eligible to receive discounts on professional and promotional expenses, including:

  • No AACMA application fee
  • Discounted first-year membership fee
  • Discounted fees for first-year professional indemnity insurance
  • Discounted member rates for AACMA events

Graduate Program Scheme

AACMA is offering graduate members a progressive pricing plan to assist with membership payments.

How to apply:

To apply for student membership, please download the application form, complete and email it to

More questions?

Email or call 07 3457 1800 if you would like more information about AACMA membership.