Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies

Australian Shiatsu College

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: $15,230

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.

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Brunswick No info Yes Full time 2 years
Brunswick No info Yes Part time 4 years
Established in 1985, The Australian Shiatsu College is a Registered Training Organisation that offers the Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies. This course comprises holistic, comprehensive and flexible training in the foundations of Chinese Medicine and a variety of Shiatsu modalities, including Zen, Classical and Barefoot.

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