How to become a Natural Therapist

Natural therapists specialise in a range of complementary and alternative medical techniques and remedies (including homeopathy, herbalism and aromatherapy), which they use to diagnose, treat and prevent physical illness or dysfunction.

Personal requirements of a Natural Therapist

  • Desire to help people achieve good health
  • Committed to promoting complementary and alternative medicine as a complement to conventional medical treatments
  • A mature and confident personality
  • Good communication skills

Education & Training for a Natural Therapist

To become a natural therapist you usually have to complete a VET qualification. You may be required to attend an interview. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. For further details, visit

Additional Information
Natural therapy is not a registered health profession. However, national professional bodies such as the Australian Traditional Medicine Society and the Australian Natural Therapists Association set standards for membership.
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