Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)
Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)

Diploma of Health Science

Diploma (Higher Education)

Course description



1 yr

Study mode



Start date


3 start dates a year. February, June, September

  • The Diploma of Health Science has flexible options - fit studying for your new career into your current schedule
  • Benefit from industry insights from real-world practitioners
  • Achieve your goals with help from a dedicated support team

Course details

Entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent with ATAR 50, OR

Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level:

  • Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success
VIC, Blended, Online
Start dates
3 start dates a year. February, June, September
Full-time: 1 year | Part-time: 2 years
Study mode
Online, Blended, In-class
Education institution
Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT) (RTO 0269)
The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including your citizenship or whether you have completed any other courses. To find out more, contact the course provider.
Payment options

Have a question or ready to enrol?

Visit Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)'s website for more information, or to enrol.

Course content

  • Anatomy and physiology 1
  • Counselling and communication skills
  • History and philosophy of comp & alt med
  • Anatomy and physiology 2
  • Bioscience
  • Nutritional foundations 1
  • Anatomy and physiology 3
  • Biochemistry 1
  • Research and evidence-based practice
  • Botany
  • WHM materia medica 1
  • WHM materia medica 2
  • Food science, systems and policy
  • Nutrition, society and public health
  • Nutritional foundations 2

What you’ll learn

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Bioscience
  • Social sciences
  • Research studies and discipline-specific studies related to your chosen specialist area: naturopathy, nutritional medicine or western herbal medicine.

Support and delivery

Experienced lecturers
Your lecturers will always be industry experts, who use real-life examples to challenge you and provide you with the best learning experience possible.

Collaborative small classes
With small class sizes capped at 25 students, you’ll have better access to lecturers. Campuses are purpose-built to facilitate collaborative learning, with breakout spaces for group work, open-plan environments and lecturers who are on hand to offer support and guidance throughout your learning journey.

The Customer Service Hub
Experienced staff can give help and advise on courses, enrolment and campuses, including all services and activities.

The Learning Hub
Take advantage of a suite of learning resources:

  • Learning skills advisors, learning technology advisors, library learning skills officers
  • Physical and digital resources relevant to your studies, such as books, journals, multimedia and databases
  • Self-check kiosks for library loans, and print and copy facilities

Student lounge and study areas
Spaces for group work and student lounge areas equipped with:

  • Microwaves, kitchenette facilities, vending machines
  • Areas for student breakouts and relaxed study spaces for group work
  • Quiet areas for private study

Available to consult with you on a range of personal issues.

Free wireless access throughout the campus.