What is the difference in the Diploma of Acupuncture and the Diploma of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine?

The Diploma of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DipAOM) includes all course requirements for the Diploma of Acupuncture and includes the study of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Graduates of the DipAOM will be poised to write the national registration exam to become a Registered Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (RTCMP), which permits them to prescribe Chinese Herbal remedies. Graduates of the Diploma of Acupuncture will be posted to write the national registration exam to become a Registered Acupuncturists (RAc) but not to prescribe Chinese Herbal remedies.