Bachelor of Health Science - Western Herbal Medicine

Australasian College of Natural Therapies

A holistic form of medicine, Western herbal medicine is derived from Anglo-American and European traditional healing philosophies and practices. It focuses on the whole person and optimises health, rather than focussing on the symptoms and the disease. Recent interest in herbal medicine has increased and the therapeutic use of herbal medicine is now being validated by scientific research.

Course Fee:

Australian: $47,740
International: $52,530

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; pass in English; pass in Science recommended; mature age; students without a science background may be required to complete a bridging course before commencing study; First Aid Certificate, Working with Children; Police Check; Demonstrated ability to undertake study at this level: work experience, and/or other formal, informal or non-formal study attempted and/or completed


Includes 9 study periods of 12 weeks duration (excluding breaks). Involves lectures, tutorials, seminars, demonstrations, supervised clinical practice and self-directed study. Involves guided self-study. Biological and social sciences; Clinical studies herbal manufacturing; History and philosophy of herbal medicine; Properties of herbs and herbal pharmacology; Research; Western herbal medicine.

Subjects you can Study:

Western herbal medicine


The Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA), National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA). Students may also be eligible to join: Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) and Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00246M (NSW); 03107J (QLD)

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Natural Therapist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Pyrmont No info Yes Full time 3 years
Pyrmont No info Yes Part time 6 years
Brisbane No info Yes Full time 3 years
Brisbane No info Yes Part time 6 years
The Australasian College of Natural Therapies is a Registered Training Organisation. It offers courses in Nutritional Medicine, Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Massage and Sport Development. The college places high emphasis on practical training and features state-of-the-art facilities, including the public-facing THINK Wellbeing Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00246M (NSW); 03107J (QLD)

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