HLT60512 - Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy


 
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Overview

Duration

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

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

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Start dates

On-Campus (What's this?)
2015: 07/09

Online Delivery (What's this?)
Last working day of each month

Our Campus locations:
Brisbane and Melbourne
(Not every course is available at both campuses. Please contact AIAS to check availability).

Academic Calendar:
Please refer to our academic calendar for intake dates, trimester start and end dates.


Diploma in Naturopathy - greater knowledge & skills in naturopathy


Fast facts

Nationally Recognised Training

Are you ready to become a naturopath?

Do you want to create a career where you utilise nutrition, natural & herbal medicine techniques? Are you ready to create holistic treatments for your clients? If you’re ready to help people get back to their best, then studying an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy at AIAS has your name written all over it.

Perfect for current natural medicine practitioners and school leavers alike, if you’ve got a passion for natural therapies then AIAS has the perfect qualification for you. This fully inclusive course is also perfect for international practitioners who are looking to ensure that they can practice in clinics & health facilities right around Australia. Want to know more? Then just contact us today.

Reach greater heights in naturopathy with a Diploma of Naturopathy

Nationally Recognised Training

This fully accredited and nationally recognised qualification creates the perfect foundation for individuals who are looking to become professional Naturopaths. Studying a range of herbal medicine, biochemistry and clinical medicine techniques, students at AIAS will learn all of the ins-and-outs of providing naturopathic treatments to people of all ages.

Work experience in our Student Clinics or at a local Vocational Placement is also available for each student, allowing them to get the hands-on experience they need before graduation. Ambitious students can even use their qualification from AIAS to study additional Naturopathy subjects at University.  So what will you do with your qualification?

Online students who are unable to attend the AIAS Clinic will have to complete mandatory vocational placement.


More information

About the AIAS Faculty of Natural Medicine
Accreditation
Units of Competency
Natural Medicine Careers
Student Clinics and Salons in Brisbane and Melbourne

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.

Outcomes

naturopathy careersEmployment

This 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.