Accredited training courses

The Australian Medical Acupuncture Course Part 1

This is an accredited course run by the Australian Medical Acupuncture College (AMAC). Medical practitioners will qualify to sit the FAMAC Part 1 examination upon successful completion of the course. This course can be undertaken over a one or two year period (approximately 270 hours), consisting of formal lectures and online tutorials/webinars – 60 hours, self directed learning, assignments and case studies – 180 hours; Mentorship – 30 hours.

Further information can be found on the AMAC website.

Following completion of this training course, the FAMAC Part 1 written and clinical examinations must be successfully completed before a GP can apply for accreditation for Medical Acupuncture.


The Australian Medical Acupuncture College (AMAC) was formed in 1973 and has branches in all states. The State branches run both introductory and advanced courses in acupuncture for medical practitioners and the Federal body conducts a Fellowship examination annually. There are also regular medical acupuncture CPD activities provided in each state. Further information is available on the AMAC website.