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HLT61012 - Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine


 
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Overview

Duration

On-campus:
Full-time 5 trimesters (60 wks)
Part-time 9 trimesters (108 wks)

Online:
Option 1 - 5 study periods (120 wks)
Option 2 - 9 study periods (216 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.


Why choose to get an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine?


Fast facts

Nationally Recognised Training

Are you ready to become a nutritionist?

If you are interested in turning your love of nutrition and wellbeing into a rewarding career, then completing the Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine at AIAS is perfect for you. It doesn’t matter if you are new to the industry or looking to create a name for yourself as a Nutritionist, the skills you will learn at AIAS will help you get there.

International students who have studied nutrition overseas will also benefit from completing this course, with their new qualifications instantly recognised in Australia. Want to know more about the employment opportunities available to graduates with an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine? Then just contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisors today.

Skills you need to become a professional

Nationally Recognised Training

Throughout this course, you will learn mineral therapy, iridology and clinical management skills, with communication and business management techniques also taught by our industry-recognised lecturers.

From learning about anatomy and physiology to understanding the ins-and-outs of nutrition, AIAS students are armed with all of the skills they need to become successful Nutritionists. With classes available both online and on-campus, students at AIAS also get the flexibility to study how they like and where they like.

Do you want to gain practical experience before you graduate? Well each student who studies at AIAS also gets the opportunity to work in our Student Clinics or at a local Vocational Placement facility, meaning you can get quality hands-on experience before you finish your studies – how good is that!

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

Enrol now and earn your Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine

If you're ready to begin a career in the dynamic health and nutrition industry, then just contact one of our friendly Student Enrolment Advisors a discover how easy AIAS makes it to live your career dreams!


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 HLTNUT610B, HLTNUT608B, HLTNUT606B, HLTNUT603B, HLTNUT609C, HLTNUT605B, HLTNUT607C

Chemistry

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Nutrition 1

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Provide basic dietary advice (HLTNUT610B)

Nutrition 1

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Naturopathic Philosophy

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

Naturopathic Philosophy


Block 2

Core Subjects
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Anatomy and Physiology 2

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency including HLTAP501C, HLTNAT606C, HLTNUT610B, HLTNUT608B, HLTNUT606B, HLTNUT603B, HLTNUT609C, HLTNUT605B, HLTNUT607C

Anatomy and Physiology 2

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Nutrition 2

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Provide specialised nutritional medicine treatment (HLTNUT608B)

Nutrition 2

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Musculoskeletal Anatomy

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency including HLTAP501C, HLTNAT606C, HLTNUT610B, HLTNUT608B, HLTNUT606B, HLTNUT603B, HLTNUT609C, HLTNUT605B, HLTNUT607C

Musculoskeletal Anatomy

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Biochemistry

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTNUT610B, HLTNUT608B, HLTNUT606B, HLTNUT603B, HLTNUT609C, HLTNUT605B, HLTNUT607C

Biochemistry

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Nutrition 3

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Plan the nutritional treatment strategy (HLTNUT606B)

Nutrition 3

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Mineral Therapy

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

Mineral Therapy


Block 3

Core Subjects
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Anatomy and Physiology 3

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency including HLTAP501C, HLTNAT606C, HLTNUT610B, HLTNUT608B, HLTNUT606B, HLTNUT603B, HLTNUT609C, HLTNUT605B, HLTNUT607C

Anatomy and Physiology 3

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Clinical Medicine 1

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

Clinical Medicine 1

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Iridology

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

Iridology

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Nutrition 4

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Apply a nutritional medicine diagnostic framework (HLTNUT603B)

Nutrition 4

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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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Clinic 1A - NUT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Contribute to WHS processes (HLTWHS300A)
> Contribute to effective workplace relationships (BSBFLM303C)
> Prepare and dispense nutritional and dietary supplements (HLTNUT609C)

Clinic 1A - NUT


Block 4

Core Subjects
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Clinical Medicine 2

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTNUT608B, HLTNUT606B, HLTNUT603B, HLTNUT609C, HLTNUT605B, HLTNUT607C

Clinical Medicine 2

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Clinical Medicine 3

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTNUT608B, HLTNUT606B, HLTNUT603B, HLTNUT609C, HLTNUT605B,
HLTNUT607C

Clinical Medicine 3

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Naturopathic Prescribing

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

Naturopathic Prescribing

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Clinic 1B - NUT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Comply with infection control policies and procedures (HLTIN301C)
> Perform nutritional medicine health assessment (HLTNUT605B)

Clinic 1B - NUT

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Business Management

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

Business Management


Block 5

Core Subjects
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Clinical Medicine 4

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTNUT608B, HLTNUT606B, HLTNUT603B, HLTNUT609C, HLTNUT605B, HLTNUT607C

Clinical Medicine 4

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Clinic 2A - NUT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Reflect on and improve upon professional practice (CHCORG428A)
> Develop professional expertise (HLTCOM502C)
> Manage work within a clinical nutritional framework (HLTNUT604C)

Clinic 2A - NUT

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Clinic 2B - NUT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Provide nutritional medicine treatment (HLTNUT607C)
> Manage the control of infection (HLTIN504D)

Clinic 2B - NUT

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Clinical Case Studies - NUT

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

Clinical Case Studies - NUT


*First Aid not delivered by AIAS

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

Outcomes

nutritional practitioner careers

Employment

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine will have a thorough education in nutritional medicine. You will be well equipped to begin your career as a self-employed nutritional medicine practitioner or manage a private practice.

You will also have exciting career opportunities in education, community health care services, social welfare, retail, manufacturing and health retreats. Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine often take roles as Nutritional Medicine Practitioners and Nutritional Therapists.

Further study

In addition to these employment outcomes, the Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine 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.