News and Up Coming Event


AIHM/AIHFE 23rd annual graduation was held on the 14th of Jult at the City of Canning townhall amoung a large number of families, friends, industry organisations and faculty members from many states in Australia. We congratulate all our graduates. You are our champions.!

Reciepients of the awards:

ANTA award for Outstanding Performance in the Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy- Melanie Gluestein

ANTA award for Outstanding Performance in the Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine- Jane Jarvis

ANTA award for Outstanding Performance in the Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine- Catherine Fimmell

ANTA award for Outstanding Performance in the Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda-Annie Knoth

ANTA DUX award for Naturopathy-Nina Atiya

ANTA DUX award for Western Herbal Medicine- Ashraf Sharafi

ANTA DUX award for Nutritional Medicine-Wilfred Hendriks

ANTA DUX award for Ayurveda-Cara Macri

National Herbalist Association of Australia award for Excellence in the academic understanding and Clinical Application of Naturopathy-Jolene Carpenter

National Herbalist Association of Australia award for Excellence in the academic understanding and Clinical Application of Herbal Medicine-Thi Anh Le

Warren Brauer Memorial Prize for Outstanding Naturopathy Graduate-Amanda Erskine

Nutrition Care Award Excellence in Clinical  Nutrition-Nina Atiya

HealthWorld/Metagenics award for clinical excellence in Naturopathy-Billie Rogers

Health World Metagenics Dux award for outstanding service to natural therapies-Melanie Gluestein

Rener Health award for Outstanding Graduate in clinical practice-Baki Cil

Bioceuticals award for Outstanding Graduate  in the field of Nutrition-Alison Henderson

Bioconcepts award for Excellence in Nutritional Prescribing-Donna Black

Bio Medica award for Dedication and commitment to AIHM/AIHFE clinic-Wilfred Hendriks

Mediherb Award for outstanding Herbal Medicine Graduate-Thi Anh Le

Optimal Rx award for best student in Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine-Sharon Bimrose

Blackmores award for Excellence in Naturopathy-Anita Stevenson

Integria Graduation `Prize Voucher- Teeneka Hill

Martin & Pleasence award for Outstanding Naturopathy Graduate- Tracey Minehan

Martin & Pleasence award for Outstanding Nutritional Medicine Graduate- Carmelle Pietsch

AHA WA Encouragement Award-Ashraf Sharafi

AHA Best Graduate in Homoeopathic First Aid Elective-Ashraf Sharafi

AIHM/AIHFE Academic Excellence award-Donna Black

AIHM/AIHFE Student of the Year Award- Alexia Langley

Outstanding Service to AIHM/AIHFE- Billie Rogers,Tracey Minehan, Nina Atiya,Teeneka Hill, Rajesh Taneja, Deepti Shukla

Most populer and longrest served employee: Kim Ng

AIHM/AIHFE Lecturer of the Year award-Madelaine Bishop


In the massive shake up for the funding model with the Vocational Education courses, the government has approved only Diploma of Remedial Massage course as an eligible course for Vet Student Loan. Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification is the only complementary Medicine qualification approved for VSL loan. The approval has been granted only for a few providers, and the AIHFE is pleased to announce that it has been approved as a provider for VET STUDETs’ Loan (VSL) to offer Diploma of Remedial Massage course.
AIHFE will be commencing Diploma of Remedial Massage course from July this year. There are only very few places available for the eligible student to study under VET STUDENT LOAN scheme as the government has placed a ceiling of funding.
However, AIHFE has announced very attractive interest-free payment plan so that students, in fact, will pay less than what they would have paid back if they have accessed the VET Students loan scheme.

VSL will be offered only for those students who can demonstrate their commitment to course completion and have required pre-requisite. They also must be Australian citizen. The available places will be offered on first come first serve basis for the most eligible students. If you access the VSL then your initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once you start earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2016-2017 income year is $54,869.

If you are interested in applying for the Diploma of Remedial Massage course commencing in July either as a VET STUDENT Loan applicant or fee paying students (including those who like to access the interest-free easy payment plan), please contact the Institute today at AIHFE on 08 94173553 or send us an Email to The number of enrollment for this course is strictly limited to provide the best possible required hands-on training experience to our students.
All the massage theory units are delivered via AIHFE virtual campus mode where students can interact with their teachers and fellow students in real time. Hands-on practical sessions will be held in the evenings and weekend depend on the students’interest.

Diploma of Remedial Massage course offered by the AIHFE is nationally recognised, and industry endorsed. The government approval of AIHFE as a VSL provider is another testament to the quality of training provided by the Institute. Students fees are protected under the ACPET (Industry peak body) tuition assurance scheme.
AIHFE course fee structure has been kept to a most competitive and affordable level to encourage many students to take this rewarding career that has satisfactory job opportunities and the potential for earning a good income. Graduates of the AIHM/AIHFE can pursue their higher Education goal to obtain Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine ) or Bachelor of Clinical Practice offered by CSU with credit award for the studies completed at the AIHM/AIHFE.
For details of the course or enrollment or payment plan please contact us on 08 94173553 or email us or visit

Study now without paying interest or top up fees…….
As you may know, the government ceased the VET FEE-HELP loan scheme as of 2017 and introduced a new student loan scheme called Vet Students Loan (VSL). However, the eligible courses and course providers have dramatically been reduced in the new scheme. The new scheme has made a negative impact on the students who aren’t allowed to choose the course that enables them to pursue their passion.

To address this issue, AIHFE now offers interest-FREE payment plans for all its nationally recognised qualifications (Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas,) so you can study by paying as little as $99 a week, depending upon the course.

We don’t even charge the 20% top up fees that the government charges through their VET Students Loan Scheme.

AIHFE offers all theory components of the courses via virtual campus mode, where students can participate and interact with their teachers and fellow students in real time from any destination as long as students have access to a good internet connection and computer.

For details, please ring 08 9417 3553 or send an email to

Completion of clinic hours: possible intensive clinic in Term 4 2017

We are considering offering an intensive clinic in the fourth term for Naturopathy, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine modalities so that students who still have substantial pending hours and need to horn their clinical skills can be done by the end of 2017.

The reasons for the proposal are:

1. End of VET FEE-HELP by December 2017.
2. Teach out period of the qualifications approaching the end by 2018.
3. To meet a request made by a group of students.
4.To provide an opportunity for those students who live far away from the college clinic to complete their clinic hours in a shorter period of time.

Depend on the interest shown, we may offer the clinic (last term) Monday to Friday from 9 am – 6pm and on Saturday 9am -2pm. This can only be successful if the college, supervisors, and students work collectively so that we get enough clients to practice.

The purpose of this Email is to find out whether you have any pending hours beyond term 3 and if so how many and if we offer the intensive clinic whether you will be attending and if so for how many days.

The decision to run the intensive clinic in term 4 will totally depend on the student’s interest and commitment and we appreciate your response by answering the questions above by return Email.

As you know delivery of all the theory units required for the above qualification will be completed by the end of term 3, (October)2017 as per proposed study plan published in 2015.

If you have already completed your required hours and the units please ignore this email. Also, please that the content of this Email is not applicable for Ayurveda students.

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

First Aid is an essential qualification for all health care providers and an important life- saving skill for any other person whether you are a teacher, an employee or an employer, community leader or a parent.

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Dates: 24th June 2017. (places are limited)

Time: 10.00 AM – 3.30 PM

Please call admin on 08 9417 3553 to know more about this course!

Alternatively, download the information sheet and registration slip by clicking here.

Dry Needling Course

Learn a needling method by which filiform needles are inserted in to certain specific points in the body to induce neuro- humeral response. Fine needling is used in this method of treatment is different to that of Acupuncture where as in Acupuncture the therapist objective is to rectify the qi (vital energy) imbalance which causes disorders. Fine needling techniques can be effectively used in the treatment of muscular disorders, to enhance tissue repair and healing, to reduce muscle tension, and pain reduction.

Dates: 30th June, 1st July, 2nd July 2017

Time: 10.00 – 5.00PM

Please call admin on 08 9417 3553 to know more about this course!

Alternatively, download the information sheet and registration slip by clicking here.


Aromatherapy has been used for many generations and is a gentle yet effective complementary therapy designed to help maintain good health by the correct use and application of pure essential oils obtained from plants. Learn more on this:

Dates: 17th, 24th June & 1st July 2017 Saturday
Time: 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Fees: If you enroll on or before 10th June 2017 you get 20% off as 25th Anniversary special.

Call admin on 08 9417 3553 to know more about this.

Alternatively, download the information sheet and registration slip by clicking here

Students studying at the AIHM/AIHFE will have a number of Higher Education options according to the Dean of Studies of the AIHM/AIHFE, Dr Sarath Jayawardana.
The students who complete the Diploma of Remedial Massage course will be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine) course offered by Charles Sturt University with 48 credit points. They will also be eligible to apply for Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) with 16 credit points for the studies done at the AIHM/AIHFE.

Students who complete the Diploma of Business (BSB 50215) or Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915) with the AIHFE will have a number of higher education options with CSU, including Bachelor of Business in Banking, Information Technology, Finance, HR Management, Marketing and Management or Bachelor of Accounting with 32-48 credit award for the studies done with the AIHFE.
We are currently working with the appropriate pathways and credit for the Diploma of Mental Health and Diploma of Counselling qualification so that our graduates have a clear higher education pathway upon completion of their qualification, said the Dean of Studies at the AIHFE.
Graduates completing studies with the AIHFE will also have some higher education options with the Edith Cowan University(ECU).

For details, please contact the AIHFE via or the universities direct

Brand New courses in Counselling, Mental Health and Massage

We are pleased to announce that our regulator (ASQA), has approved AIHFE to offer Diploma qualifications in Counselling, Mental Health and Massage.We will be commencing the delivery of these courses/qualifications as from July this year. All the theory component will be delivered via our popular virtual campus mode where students can join and interact with their teachers and fellow students in real time without leaving their homes and also get the benefit of being in a real class. The course is well structured to enable the students to progress in a systematic way. The practical/clinical components of the courses will be delivered by offering intensive workshops where possible. Please register your interest today by calling us on 08 94173553 or sending us an Email

VET FEE HELP Information

The government has announced the cessation of VET FEE-HELP scheme as from January 2017.However, they have informed us that the students currently studying under VET FEE-HELP, will be able to access the VET FEE-HELP loan, under grandfather clause until the end of December 2017 provided you sign a declaration which will be sent to you by the department. Please keep an eye on your post box or Email for any correspondence from the department and respond to it as soon as possible. Failure to do so will hinder your access to VET FEE-HELP.

To this end, encourage all the students to complete as many units as possible related to their enrolled qualification before the end of December 2017, if you want to access VET FEE-HELP loan for your studies. We understand that this decision has caused a huge amount of distress to many and we are doing our best to assist our students including offering an interest-free easy payment option for those who do not want to access VET FEE-HELP loan or who want to continue their studies beyond December 2017. We also ask all the students enrolled in the Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine, and Western Herbal Medicine to be mindful of the teach-out plan and work within the plan so that you complete your qualification within the prescribed period.

If you have any question or need any assistance I ask you to contact Kim or Visha who will be able to work out a strategy for your individual circumstance. Please note that we do everything we can do to help our students so that they can complete their qualification. But please understand that we are required to work within a strict regulatory framework as such what we can do to help our students is very limited.

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Dates

Two choice: 1. One full day Saturday OR Sunday

2. Two weekdays evenings.

Weekday Evenings (two evenings 5.30PM – 8.30PM):

  1. 20/06/2016 & 21/06/2016 Monday & Tuesday
  2. 02/08/2016 & 03/08/2016 Tuesday & Wednesday
  3. 07/09/2016 & 08/09/2016 Wednesday & Thursday

Weekend Full day (9.30 AM – 4.00PM):

  1. 12/06/2016 – Sunday
  2. 30/07/2016 – Saturday
  3. 14/08/2016 – Sunday


Please contact AIHFE admin on 08 9417 3553 to register for this course.

Term 2 2016

Please note our next term i.e term 2 2016 will commence from Tuesday, 26th April 2016. If you have not enrolled for this term, please do so ASAP or contact admin on 08 9417 3553 to enroll.

Many new courses in the New year!

We are excited to offer you many new courses both on campus and online. Our new courses are Diploma in Business, First aid courses, Professional internationally recognised Arbitration course and many self paced personal and professional development courses to choose from.

For details please visit or simply call us  on 08 9417 3553 or send us an Email

Kinesiology – 121

Kinesiology encompasses holistic health disciplines which use the gentle art of muscle monitoring to access information about a person’s well being.

Learn this holistic technique for maintaining wellbeing.

Date/Day: 15th October 2015 – 17th December 2015
Time: 5.00 – 8.00 PM.
To get more information for this course call admin on 08 9417 3553.

Orientation – October term

Please note, we have scheduled the orientation on 8th October 2015 for all the new students who will start studying with us here at AIHM from term 4 2015 (October intake).

If you have not been notified about this orientation and you are one of the student’s who will start in October tem, please call admin on 08 9417 3553 or email registrar on

Clinic Specials

For a limited time get two consultations at a price of one. Get further 50% discounts on the consultations.