Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy - HLT60512


 
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Overview

Duration

*On-campus:
Full-time 72 wks (6 semesters)
Part-time 132 wks (11 semesters)

^Online:
Option 1 - 144 wks (6 study periods)
Option 2 - 264 wks (11 study periods)

Start dates

- On-campus (Brisbane; Melbourne)
   2014: 08/09; 08/12
- Online:
   2014: 30/06; 31/07; 29/08; 30/09; 31/10; 28/11; 31/12

- Funding available: VET FEE-HELP
- Full-time on-campus students have vacation of up to 15 weeks annually depending on commencement date. This includes mid-term and between breaks, and the optional 10-week Summer School.

The right course for you?

Nationally Recognised TrainingNaturopathy is a popular treatment in Australia - it's a holistic approach that utilises various modalities such as nutrition, herbal medicine, mineral therapy, vibrational energy, hydrotherapy and massage to stimulate the body’s capacity to heal itself.

Choosing to study the Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy enables you to practice as a fully qualified Naturopath. 

This high-level vocational course is perfect for anyone wishing to enter the naturopathy profession. It is ideally suited to recent school leavers, those changing careers, those re-entering the workforce after a career break, or those persons wishing to add nutritional medicine training to their chosen profession. It also a fantastic course for overseas nutritional medicine professionals wishing to ensure their training is comparable to that which is required in Australia.

The course is available on-campus and online.

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*On-campus: 1 semester = 12 weeks
^Online: 1 study period = 24 weeks

Eye scan - Advanced Diploma of NaturopathyThis is a fully nationally accredited program in Naturopathy – courses and specialist subjects include tuition and practical sessions across a range of areas including: Naturopathic Philosophy, Practice and Business Management, Western Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Medicine and Physical Health.

As part of your qualification you will spend time within the AIAS Natural Medicine Clinic which operates to the public, giving you experience with real clients in a real work environment.

Subjects

Students are required to study all subjects as shown in each Block + First Aid* (HLTFA311A Apply First Aid).

Block 1

Core Subjects
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Anatomy & Physiology 1

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Confirm physical health status (HLTAP401B)

Anatomy & Physiology 1

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Communication Strategies - Health

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Communicate effectively with clients (HLTCOM404C)
> Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate (HLTCOM406C)

Communication Strategies - Health

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Chemistry

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTNAT602D, HLTNUT602C and HLTNAT603D, HLTNAT601D, HLTHER608C, HLTNAT606C, HLTNAT609D, CHCORG428A, HLTCOM502C

Chemistry

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Naturopathic Philosophy

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Perform naturopathic health assessment (HLTNAT606C)

Naturopathic Philosophy

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Nutrition 1 - NAT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTNAT602D, HLTNUT602C and HLTNAT603D, HLTNAT601D, HLTHER608C, HLTNAT606C, HLTNAT609D, CHCORG428A, HLTCOM502C

Nutrition 1 - NAT

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Herbal Medicine 1

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Provide specialised western herbal medicine treatment (HLTHER608C)

Herbal Medicine 1


Block 2

Core Subjects
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Anatomy and Physiology 2

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency including HLTNAT606C, HLTHER608C, HLTNAT602D, HLTNUT602C, HLTNAT603D, HLTNAT608C, HLTNAT605C, HLTNAT601D

Anatomy and Physiology 2

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Nutrition 2 - NAT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTNAT602D, HLTNUT602C and HLTNAT603D, HLTNAT601D, HLTHER608C, HLTNAT606C, HLTNAT609D, CHCORG428A, HLTCOM502C

Nutrition 2 - NAT

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Musculoskeletal Anatomy

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency including HLTNAT606C, HLTHER608C, HLTNAT602D, HLTNUT602C, HLTNAT603D, HLTNAT608C, HLTNAT605C, HLTNAT601D

Musculoskeletal Anatomy

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Biochemistry

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTNAT602D, HLTNUT602C and HLTNAT603D, HLTNAT601D, HLTHER608C, HLTNAT606C, HLTNAT609D, CHCORG428A, HLTCOM502C

Biochemistry

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Iridology

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Perform naturopathic health assessment (HLTNAT606C)

Iridology

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Massage Therapy 1 - NAT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Plan the massage treatment (HLTREM407C)

Massage Therapy 1 - NAT

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Herbal Medicine 2

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Provide specialised western herbal medicine treatment (HLTHER608C)

Herbal Medicine 2


Block 3

Core Subjects
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Anatomy and Physiology 3

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency including HLTNAT606C, HLTHER608C, HLTNAT602D, HLTNUT602C, HLTNAT603D, HLTNAT608C, HLTNAT605C, HLTNAT601D

Anatomy and Physiology 3

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Herbal Medicine 3

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Provide specialised western herbal medicine treatment (HLTHER608C)

Herbal Medicine 3

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Nutrition 3 - NAT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTNAT602D, HLTNUT602C and HLTNAT603D, HLTNAT601D, HLTHER608C, HLTNAT606C, HLTNAT609D, CHCORG428A, HLTCOM502C

Nutrition 3 - NAT

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Mineral Therapy

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Perform naturopathic health assessment (HLTNAT606C)

Mineral Therapy

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Practice Administration A

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Maintain an effective health work environment (HLTHIR501C)
> Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements (HLTHIR506C)

Practice Administration A

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Clinical Medicine 1

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Analyse health information (HLTAP501C)

Clinical Medicine 1


Block 4

Core Subjects
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Clinical Medicine 2

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTIN301C, HLTHER603D, HLTIN504D, HLTHER608C, HLTNUT601C, HLTNAT607D, HLTWHS300A

Clinical Medicine 2

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Nutrition 4 - NAT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTNAT602D, HLTNUT602C and HLTNAT603D, HLTNAT601D, HLTHER608C, HLTNAT606C, HLTNAT609D, CHCORG428A, HLTCOM502C

Nutrition 4 - NAT

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Herbal Medicine 4

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Provide specialised western herbal medicine treatment (HLTHER608C)

Herbal Medicine 4

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Clinic 1A - NAT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Provide western herbal medicine treatment (HLTNAT602D)
> Manage work within a naturopathic framework (HLTNAT607D)
> Provide specialised nutritional care (HLTNUT602C)
> Manage the control of infection (HLTIN504D)
> Comply with infection control policies and procedures (HLTIN301C)

Clinic 1A - NAT


Block 5

Core Subjects
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Clinical Medicine 3

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTIN301C, HLTHER603D, HLTIN504D, HLTHER608C, HLTNUT601C, HLTNAT607D, HLTWHS300A

Clinical Medicine 3

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Flower Essences

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTNAT602D, HLTNUT602C and HLTNAT603D, HLTNAT601D, HLTHER608C, HLTNAT606C, HLTNAT609D, CHCORG428A, HLTCOM502C

Flower Essences

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Clinic 1B - NAT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Contribute to effective workplace relationships (BSBFLM303C)
> Contribute to WHS processes (HLTWHS300A)
> Provide naturopathic nutritional treatment (HLTNAT603D)
> Work within a naturopathic framework (HLTNAT609D)
> Operate a western herbal medicine dispensary (HLTHER603D)

Clinic 1B - NAT

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Business Management

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Manage a practice (HLTCOM503D)

Business Management


Block 6

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Clinical Medicine 4

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTIN301C, HLTHER603D, HLTIN504D, HLTHER608C, HLTNUT601C, HLTNAT607D, HLTWHS300A

Clinical Medicine 4

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Clinical Case Studies 1 - NUT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Apply literature research findings to clinical practice (HLTNUT601C)

Clinical Case Studies 1 - NUT

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Clinic 2A - NAT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Apply naturopathic diagnostic framework (HLTNAT608C)
> Develop professional expertise (HLTCOM502C)
> Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCORG428B)

Clinic 2A - NAT

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Clinic 2B - NAT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Plan naturopathic treatment strategy (HLTNAT605C)
> Provide naturopathic treatment (HLTNAT601D)

Clinic 2B - NAT

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Naturopathic Prescribing

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Perform naturopathic health assessment (HLTNAT606C)

Naturopathic Prescribing


*First Aid not delivered by AIAS

For more information on the Order of Completion (including Part-time and Online study), click here.

Career Pathways

Employment

Eye scan - Advanced Diploma of NaturopathyThis qualification provides competence in the skills needed to practise as a Naturopath. Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy are often self-employed as independent practitioners. Career opportunities exist as Naturopaths and Naturopathic Practitioners.

Further Study

In addition to these employment outcomes, the Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy is expected also to be used as a pathway for learners wishing to continue their studies. An Advanced Diploma is a perfect gateway to a University Degree.