Diploma of Health Science


Diploma of Health Science


SSNT’s Diploma of Health Science will help you take your first steps in the world of holistic medicine. If you want a taste of study before starting a full degree, or just want to expand your personal knowledge, this course could be for you.

The one-year diploma covers the foundations you need for further study in complementary medicine.

You will choose a specialisation in one of three areas:

  • Naturopathy
  • Nutritional Medicine
  • Western herbal medicine

You will also study the biological and social sciences essential for all healthcare professionals. These disciplines support your study of holistic medicine. You will learn how a healthy body functions, how to communicate effectively with clients, and the role of research and evidence-based practice in complementary medicine.

The Diploma of Health Science is an approved health science degree recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). As a graduate, you will be provided the basic academic and practical skills for further study or a rewarding career in the broader complementary medicine industry.

Our Diploma of Health Science provides:

  • Specialist facilities with multi-modality clinical training focusing on a holistic clinical environment
  • A one-year higher education option (AQF level 5)
  • A broad foundation in complementary medicine
  • Guaranteed entry to SSNT Health Science degrees
  • Government accreditation (FEE-help eligible)

Note: Graduates from the Diploma of Health Science are guaranteed direct entry to the second year of any of the relevant bachelor degree courses.

Course Details

Course Duration

Full time: 1 year

Part time: 2 years maximum

Study Option

Full-time or Part-time On campus, blended or online

Cricos 084580B
Fee Help Yes, FEE-HELP is available for Australian students

Entry Requirements

Key Dates

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