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 Practitioner. The course encompasses a variety of subjects and areas including:
Ayurvedic herbal medicine
Ayurvedic massage and therapies
Marmas (specific points in the body) and chakras
In addition, biomedical sciences, communication law and ethics, research skills, emotional intelligence, business planning and marketing, workplace health and safety, prevention and control of infection, Australian health system, improving professional practice, client management, working with diverse people and legal and ethical compliance are also covered.
Students progress through the course by completing AIHFE subjects that are mapped against nationally endorsed units of competency from the health training package. Upon completion of all the AIHFE subjects and clinical requirements, students will receive a nationally recognised qualification.
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 400 hours of supervised clinical training. These clinical sessions are conducted and supervised by qualified practitioners at the student clinic on campus. The clinical sessions will be conducted over a number of intensive sessions to enable students from various locations to gain their required clinical skills and yet with minimum inconvenience. As an alternative, designated clinical schools or clinics across Australia may be accessed, with approval, by domestic students looking to gain clinical experience under suitable qualified practitioners who hold both training and vocational qualifications.
In order to maintain the authenticity and the quality of training and assessment, virtual campus students who have gained their clinical skills outside of the AIHFE Perth clinic are expected to attend at least one clinic intensive unit during their training offered at the AIHFE clinic. This provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their competency and to identify any shortcomings. It also provides students with some understanding about the expectation of the AIHFE during their workplace training and to receive required feedback for improvement.
Students can also access interest-free easy payment terms to pay for their tuition fees. For details please contact the college administration. We also offer scholarships for eligible students up to $5000.00 which can be used against their tuition fees. For details about the scholarships or installment payment option please contact the college administration.
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. Graduates can then share the overhead of running the business and also benefit from mutual referrals. Alternatively, some Ayurvedic practitioners establish and or work in health retreats and others become academics in the field. So there are many opportunities a fresh graduate can opt for.
Occupational Titles for this Qualification include
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 need any assistance in obtaining your USI please contact the college administration.
College Policies and Procedures
All prospective students are requested to view the college policies prior to enrollment. 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 2 years requiring about 15 hours of contact study hours per week. There are 8 terms for the course and each term runs for a period of 10 weeks. Part time options are also available, allowing course completion within 4 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 class rooms are not offered, students may enroll 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. Students who enroll in January will start with term one subjects, similarly students who enroll in April will start with term one subjects and proceed from there. If you need any assistance with your study plan, please contact one of our staff members.
Please note that the Advanced Diploma course is delivered in a logical and progressive manner with AIHFE own subjects. These subjects are mapped against relevant Training Package unit/s. Students may have to enroll in more than one AIHFE subject and complete all the required assessments in order to gain the unit of competency for the 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 assessment for most units/subjects are conducted in the workplace during students’ clinical placement or workplace training. Therefore it will not be possible to issue the statement of attainment for any completed theoretical units/subjects until students are finally assessed for their competency at the workplace.
Upon completion of the course, graduates are eligible to apply for memberships of professional associations such as the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) or other professional membership organisations that represent Ayurvedic practitioners. 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 Australian Qualification Framework.
Monitored and regulated by Australian Skills Qualification Authority, the government regulator of the Vocational Education and Training Sector.
Industry recognition which enable our students and graduates to apply for membership of professional bodies such as Australian Natural Therapists Association.
Meets entry requirements and advanced standing in certain degree programs offered by Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and Murdoch University in Western Australia.
Eligibility to apply for membership of American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Accredited by British Complementary Medicine Association.
Post graduate optional clinical experience in Ayurveda at Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Hospital in Kuthpady, India.