Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine)


Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine)


If you want a career incorporating herbal medicine practice as part of a holistic and scientifically-based health plan, you’ll thrive in this degree. With our winning combination of theory and superb clinical experience, you’ll be ready to make a difference to people’s lives as soon as you graduate.

What is Western Herbal Medicine?

Western Herbal Medicine is the use of medicinal plants for therapeutic purposes. It’s the oldest form of medicine, practiced by many cultures for thousands of years. As a holistic form of medicine, it treats the symptoms while also addressing the underlying causes of the condition.

What you’ll learn

Approved by the TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency), this three year degree provides a holistic clinical environment. You’ll be trained to identify individual properties of different herbs, how to prepare them and how to prescribe them. In herbal pharmacology, medicines are prescribed in the form of liquid extracts, infusions, powders, tablets, capsules or external preparations such as lotions, creams and ointments.

Everyone goes to work!

It’s true! We believe there’s no greater teacher than experience. Under the guidance of our expert practitioners, we’ll take you out of the classroom and into our Wellbeing Clinic where you’ll have the rewarding experience of treating public patients. By the time you complete the course, you’ll be ready to confidently and successfully practice, with some fantastic practical experience under your belt.

Course Details

Course Duration

Full time: 3 years

Part time: 6 years maximum


Study Option

Full-time On-campus or Part-time Blended Delivery

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Fee Help Yes, FEE-HELP is available for Australian students

Entry Requirements

  • All Students

    Year 12 or equivalent with ATAR 60

  • Blended Learning

    Blended learning is a combination of online and on campus study. If you're interested in this flexible form of study, we recommend that you have:

    • Access to a computer with the internet
    • Access to video recording facilities
    • Be able to attend the campus for practical subjects where you'll hone your clinical skills and techniques


Key Dates

    Trimester1 20 Feb 2017 - 14 May 2017
    Trimester2 5 Jun 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
    Trimester3 18 Sep 2017 - 10 Dec 2017


  • Not all courses are offered at every campus, each intake. Please speak with a Course and Careers Advisor for more information.

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