This ancient traditional Vedic system of medicine, with a history of more than 5000 years, focuses on the prevention and management of illness by incorporating basic life principles as well as closely relating the human body and its physiological and pathological processes to the inherent principles of nature.
Ayurveda is considered to be a complete system of medicine in its own right. Ayurveda treats each human as a distinct individual and recognises that it is related to a unique combination of physical, mental and emotional characteristics known as the tridoshas – vata, pitta and kapha. The imbalance of these tridoshas can lead to emotional, mental and physical discomfort, as well as illness. In order to balance these tridoshas, Ayurveda uses a variety of methods such as lifestyle modification, dietary advice, herbal treatment, massage and its unique detoxification method known as panchakarma.
This comprehensive, nationally recognised and industry-endorsed Ayurveda course has been designed to give you the required knowledge and skills to practice as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant who provides advice, selected remedies and therapies according to Ayurvedic principles.
Upon completion of the course, graduates will have a sound knowledge of principles of Ayurveda. They will also be able to
Make Ayurvedic lifestyle assessments
Provide Ayurvedic bodywork therapies
Provide Ayurvedic lifestyle advice
Provide advice on Ayurvedic nutrition
Provide Ayurvedic remedial therapies.
In addition to the knowledge and skills in Ayurveda, graduates will also be able to
Establish and manage the client relationship
Work with diverse people
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Reflect and improve your own professional practice
Confirm physical health status
Provide first aid
Manage the prevention and control of infection
Manage work health and safety
Market small business
Undertake small business planning
Develop and use emotional intelligence
Engage with health professionals and the health system
Mode of delivery
All the theory-based units will be delivered via AIHFE virtual campus mode where the students can attend from any destination by using their internet. The lecturers and tutorials are delivered in real-time on a structured timetable so that students get an opportunity to ask questions from their teachers and interact with other fellow students.
Where it is not possible to deliver any live lecturers, pre-recorded lecturers will be provided with subsequent live tutorials and or direct contact with the trainers and assessors.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 200 hours of supervised clinical training. Clinical training can be completed at the workplace (Ayurvedic clinic) under the supervision of a qualified Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant or a practitioner.
Face to face workshop
At the end of the term 3, students are expected to attend a two weeks intensive workshop where students learn the practical skills required to work as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. The workshop will be held in Perth, WA. During the workshop, the trainers and assessors may assess some of the skills taught online/virtual classroom mode.
Most of the graduates set up in private practice or work in multi-disciplinary clinics along with other health care professionals such as doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and psychologists. Alternatively, some Ayurvedic lifestyle consultants establish and or work in health retreats, hotels and spas, and others become academics in the field. So, there are many opportunities a fresh graduate can opt for.
Currently, there is significant demand and need for Ayurvedic lifestyle consultants and therapists.
Occupational Titles for this Qualification include
Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant
Ayurveda remedial therapist
General Entry Requirements for AIHFE Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses
For Advanced Diploma and Diploma courses, the applicants will need to have completed the Western Australian Certificate of Education (Year 12) or equivalent or satisfactory completion level 4 Australian Qualification or an equivalence. Mature age students with life experience may also apply for the course provided they meet literacy, language, and numeracy skill requirements.
Unique Student Identifier requirement (USI)
A USI must be provided by all students applying for the course, and this should be provided in the application form. If you require a USI, this can be obtained by visiting USI website https://www.usi.gov.au/
College Policies and Procedures
All the prospective students are requested to view the college policies before enrolment. Policies can be accessed on the website under policies, procedures, and forms located at the bottom of the home page under the heading Navigation.
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The course is designed to be delivered over twelve months requiring about fifteen hours of contact study hours per week. There are four terms for the course, and each term runs for a period of 10 weeks. Part-time options are also available, allowing course completion within two years.
Since AIHFE virtual classes are conducted in real-time, students attend these interactive lectures and tutorials. Where possible, virtual classes are scheduled in the afternoon or evening to accommodate many working mature age students. Virtual classroom sessions are also recorded and archived for future reference so that students can listen to the lectures as many times they want during the term and also if they miss a live class session. When virtual classrooms are not offered, students may enrol for online classes, where they are provided with all the lesson materials, recorded lectures and are assigned tutors to respond to questions. Supplementary live interactive tutorials will also be offered to support the students and to ensure that they meet the required knowledge and skills.
There are 4 terms per year with term holidays in line with school holidays. If you need any assistance with your study plan, please contact one of our staff members.
Please note that the Diploma course is delivered in a logical and progressive manner with AIHFE own subjects. These subjects are mapped against the relevant Training Package unit/s. Students may have to enrol in more than one AIHFE subject and complete all the required assessments in order to gain the unit of competency for a Training package unit and finally to obtain the nationally recognised qualification. In some instance, one AIHFE subject may cover all the theoretical components (Knowledge components) required for a number of relevant training package units. The skill assessment for most of the units or AIHFE subjects will happen in the workplace, once students have commenced their clinical placement or workplace training. Therefore, it will not be possible to issue a statement of attainment for a majority of completed academic units/subjects until students are finally assessed for their competency at the workplace.
Course structure and AIHFE subjects:
AYF101 Foundation of Ayurveda
BMS101 Biomedical Science
EMI101 Develop and use Emotional Intelligence
ALN201 Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Nutrition
ART301 Ayurvedic Bodywork and Remedial Therapies
CLE401 Communication, Law and Ethics
CPP401 Clinical practice and procedures
HLTAID003 Apply first aid
APWD301 Intensive practical workshop
WPT 401 Workplace training/clinic placement
BMA601 Business marketing
BPL701 Business planning
For mapping documents of AIHFE subjects with training package unit of competency, please click here.
Upon completion of the course, graduates are eligible to apply for memberships of professional bodies such as Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA), Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS), Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA) or other professional bodies that represent Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultants. However, Industry associations may require additional information and conditions for membership, and requirements may change periodically. As such, prospective students are encouraged to contact the relevant professional bodies for current membership requirements. Currently, there are no licensing requirements to practice Ayurveda in Australia.
Your qualification is nationally recognised (Australia wide) through the Australian Qualification Framework.
Monitored and regulated by Australian Skills Qualification Authority, the government regulator of the Vocational Education and Training Sector.
Industry recognition which enables our students and graduates to apply for membership of professional bodies.