HLT52615: Diploma in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation

HLT52615: Diploma in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation030813_1

Course Overview

Students of the Diploma in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation (HLT52615) receive entry level training in Ayurveda to assess the health status of a client and provide simple but very effective health management strategies to assist them toward a state of balance.

Students will study the philosophy, practical assessment and therapeutic methods of Ayurveda. They will learn how to assess the constitutional body type (Prakruti), psychological profile and current health status (Vikruti) of an individual according to traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

Students will also be trained to provide therapeutic regimes to restore balance to their clients through the use of herbs, meditation, nutrition, lifestyle counselling, daily and seasonal routines, Ayurvedic therapeutic massage, Shirodhara and Kati Basti therapies and Ayurvedic cooking.

The course is suitable for both existing health professionals and newcomers to the health sciences. Health professionals will find an abundance of holistic lifestyle advice and a health model to offer within the modern integrative approach to medicine. Natural therapists will learn new methods of health assessment and very effective therapies (with centuries of clinical practice behind them) to give them the cutting edge in their practice. Spa therapists who complete this course will experience much greater personal and professional rewards than can be gained by attending a weekend course in Shirodhara therapy or Massage. They will gain an understanding of how diet and lifestyle impact on the body and the role health plays in maintaining physical beauty.

Complete new comers to the field of health studies will learn a profound path to personal growth and the skills necessary to deliver Ayurveda to others, a career that itself provides inspiration and satisfaction

Career Opportunities

Graduates can practice as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and can find employment in the Health, Spa, Yoga and Tourism Industries. They can operate their own clinical practice or work in existing multi-modality Health Centres. They can also work in the beauty industry where Ayurvedic treatments such as Massage and Shirodhara are now being incorporated. Once qualified, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultants may become members of the International Council of Ayurvedic Medicine, a professional body for Ayurvedic practitioners and obtain professional indemnity insurance.

They also have the opportunity for further training through the Advanced Diploma in Ayurveda (HLT62615).

Duration: 18 months (through flexible delivery)

Entry Requirements: Applicants must be 17 years of age (domestic students) at the time of application;

Course Structure

The qualification consist of 18 units of competency from the Health Training Package:

Ayurvedic Units:

HLTAYV001 Develop Ayurvedic practice This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to establish the foundations of an ayurvedic practice, to evaluate what makes a sustainable practice and then to develop an approach to your own practice.
HLTAYV002 Make Ayurvedic lifestyle assessments This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to assess client needs in the context of an ayurvedic lifestyle assessment framework. Students will learn to gather client information and to make an ayurvedic health assessment
HLTAYV003 Provide Ayurvedic bodywork therapies This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to gather client information, prepare equipment for treatment and then provide and experience ayurvedic therapeutic treatments such as abhyanga, shirodhara and kati basti.
HLTAYV004 Provide Ayurvedic lifestyle advice This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to develop ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations based on the outcomes of an existing ayurvedic health assessment.
HLTAYV005 Provide advice on Ayurvedic nutrition This unit delivers s the skills and knowledge required to develop ayurvedic nutritional recommendations based on the outcomes of an existing ayurvedic health assessment, and provide relevant advice, support and follow up to clients.

 

Common Units:

BSBSMB403 Market the small business This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to monitor and improve business performance through a clear marketing strategy.
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to research and develop an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives.
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to implement a business plan and modify operations as required.
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to implement and review financial management strategies on a regular basis
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life.
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships This unit delivers the skills and knowledge to establish and manage professional one-to-one relationships with clients in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention.
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance your own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to obtain and interpret information about client health status and to check a client’s physical health.
HLTAID003 Provide first aid This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid and life support until the arrival of medical or other assistance
HLTINF004 Manage the control of infection This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and monitor infection prevention and control systems in the healthcare sector.
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures, according to WHS legislative requirements.

Course Delivery

This qualification is offered through an interactive, flexible and multi-format delivery method that not only gives students choice in their study options but allows them to create a balance between study, work and family.

The programme is offered in the following format:

1st year

  • Weekly ‘live’ webinars with your teacher, Dr. Ajit030813_7
  • Three weekend seminars at our Brisbane campus
  • One, 7 day practical training workshop at our Brisbane campus
  • Weekly online self -study

2nd year

  • Weekly ‘live’ webinars with your teacher, Dr. Ajit
  • Two weekend seminar at our Brisbane campus
  • One, 7 day practical training workshop at our Brisbane campus
  • Weekly online self-study

After many years delivering Ayurvedic study programmes in Australia and with careful consideration of the needs of students, the Institute has developed a flexible syllabus and delivery method that allows students to engage in authentic, in-depth study in Ayurveda. The delivery suits students who:

  • Live all over Australia – both city and regional areas
  • Are of varying ages, both school leavers and mature age students
  • Students who have family responsibilities and who work
  • Students who require certain flexibility with their studies (eg. Nurses who are shift workers, Yoga teachers who teach evenings and students with young families

This flexibility is achieved through a range of different learning methods (multi-delivery format) including – on-line theory classes in real time, flexible on-demand recorded learning material, intensive focus lectures with Dr. Ajit and intensive practical training workshops.

Webinars

Through the Internet, online webinars create a virtual classroom on your computer. Even though you are in the comfort of your own home, you can enjoy the benefits of interaction with your teacher and fellow students. You can see Dr. Ajit and listen to him demonstrate and lecture while you underline your class notes and participate in class discussion, just as you would in any classroom setting.

Your will require a computer with internet access and an appropriate internet plan to facilitate online video streaming (check with your internet provider).

2014_massageWeekend Seminar

Your lecturer, Dr. Ajit will personally lead weekend seminars of intensive Ayurveda focus subjects at our Brisbane Campus

Practical Training Workshops 

Two mandatory 7 day practical training workshops are held at our Brisbane campus. These workshops equip students with the practical skills to become competent Ayurvedic practitioners.

The practical training comes at a point in the study programme where students have completed the necessary theoretical foundation subjects required to understand and perform these practical skills.

This opportunity is one of the great experiences that comes from study with the Institute and is also a time when many students bond and make lifelong friendships. The Institute will provide an induction booklet for these workshops that include information on travel, meals and accommodation. (At this stage of the course, many students elect to share costs and stay together).

Course Costs  
Non-refundable Administration Fee (on enrolment): $500.00
Tuition Fees & Course Material: $10,100.00
(Course Material includes cost of module notes, video conferencing and practicum consumables but excludes air travel, lodging and meals for practicums)

Payment Plans available on request

Enrolment close: 31st January

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