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

Future growth:

very strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 1.7%

NSW 46.6%

NT 0.9%

QLD 12.7%

SA 3.1%

TAS 2%

VIC 19.8%

WA 13.2%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 22.8%

Female 77.3%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 0%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 0%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 27.5%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 72.5%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 21.6%

Above 35 years: 77.2%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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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