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Advanced Diploma of Aromatic Medicine

Course overview

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of natural plant extracts, essential oils! Aromatherapy has been associated with ritual and religious ceremonies in the ancient  India, China and even Australian aboriginal people, these healing properties have been used for 40,000 years.

Essential oils are used by a qualified therapists to treat a range of internal and external conditions.

At the completetion of this course graduates generally enter clinical practice either alone or as a partner in a health care clinic. Other exciting career opportunities are available in education, community health care services settings, social welfare, sales, manufacturing, and health retreats.

Career opportunities

  • Aromatherapist
  • Clinical Aromatherapist
  • Practitioner/Consultant


Certificate IV in Aromatherapy

Course structure

This course requires the completion of all subjects listed below, plus all subjects in one stream.

In addition, students must complete or hold a current Senior First Aid certificate at the time of graduation or course completion.


[Aromatic Medicine]

Aromatherapy 1
Aromatherapy 2
Aromatherapy 3
Aromatherapy 4
Aromatherapy 5
Aromatic Medicine 1
Aromatic Medicine 2
Massage Therapy 1
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Reflexology 1
Nutrition 1
Herbal Medicine 1

[Medical Sciences]

Anatomy & Physiology 1
Anatomy & Physiology 2
Anatomy & Physiology 3
Musculoskeletal Anatomy
Clinical Medicine 1

[Clinic Management]

Clinic - Aromatherapy 1
Clinic - Aromatherapy 2
Clinic - Aromatic Medicine + clinical
Practice Management, Law & Ethics
Case Studies 1

[Electives - choose one stream]

[Stream 1 - Nutrition]

Nutrition 2
Nutrition 3
Nutrition 4
Elective 1
Clinic 1A (NT)
Clinic 1B (NT)

[Stream 2 - Herbal Medicine]

Herbal Medicine 2
Herbal Medicine 3
Herbal Medicine 4
Elective 1
Clinic 1A (HM)
Clinic 1B (HM)

[Stream 3 - Massage Therapy]

Massage Therapy 2
Remedial Massage 1
Remedial Massage 2
Elective 1
Clinic - Massage

Work experience

You will need to complete 400 hours of clinical practice

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Finance Options VET FEE-HELP, Finance Available
Study Time 3 Years, Approx. 12 Hrs/Week

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