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Professional Certificate in Applied Aromatherapy

The Professional Certificate in Applied Aromatherapy qualification equips graduates to practice as an Aromatherapist, harnessing the powerful healing and rejuvenating properties of essential oils.

With a focus on holistic health and beauty this course provides specialised skills and knowledge in aromatic essential oils - pure and natural plant based extracts, each with their own unique qualities.

Aromatherapy Training includes the in-depth study of over 30 aromatic essential oils, their history, therapeutic and cosmetic properties and applications, actions, impact on the senses and chemical constituents. This is combined with a practical focus on blending and applying the oils within a clinical setting and in the manufacture of skin and beauty products and treatments.

With a wide range of flexible study options and payment plans available, the Professional Certificate in Applied Aromatherapy provides the perfect opportunity to pursue your passion for Aromatherapy.

On-line learning is a great option if you're looking for the flexibility of being able to study without being on campus! Your course materials & assessments are accessible on-line and you have access to your Trainer for help & support through on-line forums.

Studying by distance learning allows you to pace your terms studies around your lifestyle!

Recognition of Course

Nature Care College is an approved training provider for the Professional Certificate in Applied Aromatherapy with;

IICT - The International Institute for Complementary Therapists Professional membership & insurance for Every Therapist - Once you have graduated with your Professional Certificate in Applied Aromatherapy from Nature Care College, you are eligible to join the IICT Visit: www.iict.com.au

Nature Care College courses are not nationally recognised qualifications under the Australian Qualification Framework, do not lead to the issuance of AQF certification documentation and Nature Care College is not registered by ASQA to deliver the course.

Frequently asked questions about Professional Certificate in Applied Aromatherapy 

What are the requirements to practice?

Nature Care Colleges Professional Certificate in Applied Aromatherapy will enable you to gain access to insurance and start practicing. Our Professional Certificate in Applied Aromatherapy course is a work ready qualification approved by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), where graduates are eligible to register for their insurance to practice.

If your purpose of study is to practice as a aromatherapist, then a Nature Care College Professional Certificate in Applied Aromatherapy will enable you to practice and enter the industry as a confident therapist and at an affordable price.

Who are my Trainers?

Nature Care College has been a leading provider of natural therapies for 44 years! The college is renowned for its bodywork curriculum, passionate and experiences Trainers and professional, caring environment. Students in the Professional Certificate in Applied Aromatherapy receive great benefits in learning from Trainers who are successful therapists and who love sharing their first-hand clinical experience with their students.

Do I need to outsource my clinical training?

The College campus has an established in-house Wellness Centre where students put their theory into practice during their final terms of study treating members of the public under the supervision of experienced clinical practitioners. In our busy Wellness Centre, students treat patients with preventative health care solutions to improve well-being and patients with existing health conditions. Exposure to such depth of clinical experience and expertise provides students with the confidence to graduate as work ready therapists.

Is there flexibility and can I choose my own study schedule?

Providing work-life ?study balance with flexibility is a key feature of all study programs at the College. Lifestyle friendly flexible study options allow you to create the schedule that best suits you - choosing from a wide range of classes offered, combining face to face, distance learning for theory units and intensive options for maximum flexibility.

For further details please download Course Outline

Recommended Study Plan: Three Terms

UNITS OF STUDY

Aromatherapy Essentials

Description: In this unit you will undertake an in-depth study of over 25 essential oils, including their history, chemical constituents, actions and therapeutic use. You will also learn blending techniques with carrier oils and extraction methods.

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via discussion/participation and end of term theory exam

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil

 


Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure

Description: A fundamental component of all major modalities, this subject will teach you an overview of the fundamental Anatomy of Body Structures. This course will focus on the anatomy of the external body structures including the skin and accessory structures, bones of the skeleton, joints and the skeletal muscles.

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

 

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via mid-term assessment and end of term assessment

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil


Advanced Aromatherapy

Description: An expansion of Aromatherapy Essentials, this unit of study considers the more exotic essential oils, advanced blending techniques, skin type analysis and the many rewarding applications of aromatherapy.

Self Directed Learning:Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Assessment (Indicative Only): This unit of study is assessed via written assessment, theory exam and participation.

Pre-requisites: Aromatherapy Essentials

Co-requisites: Nil

 


Aromatherapy Skin Care & Products

Description: Learn the rich benefits of essential oils for healthy skin care, specific oils for use for presenting skin conditions, make your own products in class using the appropriate carrier oil and walk away with the skills & knowledge to create and apply skin care products made from the often complex nature of aromatherapy essential oils. Course notes and recipes for client situations will be covered in this fun and engaging course.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit is assessed via quizzes

Pre-requisites: For students studying the Prof. Certificate in Applied Aromatherapy, the following pre-requisite units of study are applicable:
•Advanced Aromatherapy
•Aromatherapy Essentials

For those wishing to do this course as a general interest course, you may do so as a stand-alone subject and by-pass the assessment.
(Note: Academic credit for this unit of study towards the Professional Certificate is not available when the assessment process is by-passed).

Co-requisites: Nil

 


Clinical Aromatherapy

This integrative unit  teaches you how to apply your knowledge of massage and essential oils to a range of clinical situations. Through examination of case studies, group discussions and cross referencing, students will learn to distinguish which essential oils are most suitable in dealing with a variety of ailments.


The Science of Essential Oils

Description: This unit will provide you with a working knowledge of the processes of absorption, metabolism and the therapeutic and toxic effects of essential oils in humans.  While the focus will be on the ways in which essential oils can enter and be metabolised in the body, students will also briefly investigate the process of essential oil production, starting from photosynthesis through to manufacture and application. The focus of this unit is on the ways in which essential oils are metabolised (the biology) rather than on the chemical constituents and properties of essential oils. This unit builds on knowledge and skills learnt in Advanced Aromatherapy.  

Self-Directed Learning: Whether students study in on-campus or distance mode, some self-directed learning is required in this unit.  As a guide (and depending on their existing level of knowledge and skills) students can expect to spend around 2-4 per week doing independent work.

Assessment: This unit of study is assessed via knowledge quizzes and participation.

Pre-requisites: Advanced Aromatherapy

Co-requisites: Nil

 


Aromatherapy Massage Techniques

Description: This unit will equip you with the skills and knowledge to prepare for and to provide aromatherapy massage treatments, including partial and full body massage treatments.  The unit is taught in an intensive mode and comprises practical classes involving hand-on learning as well as substantial self-directed online study.  During the intensive sessions on-campus, students will be required to practice techniques on each other in a classroom setting.   

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

 

Assessment (indicative only): This unit is assessed via In class participation, knowledge quizzes, and in-class observation assessments during intensive sessions (students will be assessed on providing massage treatment)

Pre-requisites: We recommend that students complete Clinical Aromatherapy and Advanced Aromatherapy prior to enrolling in this unit as this unit builds on knowledge and skills taught in those subjects.

Co-requisites: Nil

 




Course tuition fees for each term will depend on the number of units of study in which you enrol into. You enrol and pay on a term by term basis.

Year 1 Fees:

Term 1 : $1,120.00

Term 2 : $820.00

Term 3 : $775.00

testimonials

"Having already completed my Diploma of Reflexology at Nature Care, the Aromatherapy Course proved to be an excellent additional qualification - I use Aromatherapy in my Reflexology treatments and "vice versa". Our tutors were so knowledgeable and passionate about their subject. How could we not become enthused ourselves!"

Charlotte Wells

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