Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies

Australian College of Eastern Medicine

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It reflects the role of Shiatsu therapists who provide therapeutic Shiatsu treatments and other oriental therapies. Practitioners may be self-employed as independent practitioners or work in a larger health service.

Course Fee:

Australian: $12,790
International: $13,940

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


22 units: 19 core; 3 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Develop Shiatsu practice; Monitor and evaluate traditional oriental medicine treatments; Perform Shiatsu therapy health assessments; Adapt Shiatsu and oriental therapies practice to meet specific needs; Provide Shiatsu therapy treatments; Maintain personal health and awareness for traditional oriental medicine practice; Perform oriental therapies health assessments; Work within a framework of traditional oriental medicine; Manage legal and ethical compliance; plus more. Electives: Market the small business; Address the needs of people with chronic disease; plus more.

Further information:

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 200 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 02903M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Sydney No info No Full time
Bellingen No info Yes Full time 1 year
Bellingen No info Yes Part time 2 years
Goonellabah No info Yes Full time 1 year
Goonellabah No info Yes Part time 2 years
Established in 2000, the Australian College of Eastern Medicine is a Registered Training Organisation which offers training in shiatsu, oriental therapies, remedial massage and ayurvedic lifestyle consultation. The College also offers articulation to Southern Cross University and Hunan University towards a bachelor degree level of training.

Provider CRICOS: 02903M

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