HLT62615: Advanced Diploma in Ayurveda

HLT62615 Advanced Diploma in Ayurveda

Course Overview

KDMediaThis qualification covers the skills needed to work as an Ayurvedic Practitioner and offer remedial treatments including Ayurvedic Herbal medicine, Ayurvedic Massage, Ayurvedic Nutritional advice, Ayurvedic Counselling and planning Ayurvedic Health Regimes.

Students will also receive training in an advanced range of therapeutic treatments including, Kizzali Bolus Massage, Udwarthanam, Navar Kizzi Massage, Shirodhara, Kati Basti, Netra Basti, Karna Purna, Nasya and Nadi Swedana.

The qualification provides an advanced understanding of Ayurvedic Pathology and Diagnosis, incorporating Ayurvedic Iridology, Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis, giving graduates a greater ability to determine and manage deeper disease states and health issues.

Students will also receive 400 hours of supervised clinical work and case study presentation with Dr. Ajit, Australasia’s most experienced Ayurvedic clinician. This 3 year training course is suitable for both existing health professionals and newcomers to the health sciences.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can create their own Health Centres or work in existing ‘multi- modality’ Health Centres. The knowledge and skills that you receive are very broad and this means that at the end of the day you will have a great range of possibilities at your disposal, not just on a therapeutic level but also in terms of job opportunities. Unlike many other natural therapies where, in many cases the market is saturated, Ayurveda is unique in that it is experiencing high demand with a currently lower supply of highly skilled practitioners.

The course provides ‘streaming’ possibilities into further degree level health sciences.

Duration: 3 years (full time)

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be 17 years of age (domestic students) at the time of application

No prior health science knowledge or qualification is required as a pre-requisite.

Course Structure

The qualification consists of 25 units of competency from the Health Training Package:

Ayurvedic Units

  • HLTAYV001 Develop Ayurvedic practice
  • HLTAYV002 Make Ayurvedic lifestyle assessments
  • HLTAYV003 Provide Ayurvedic bodywork therapies
  • HLTAYV004 Provide Ayurvedic lifestyle advice
  • HLTAYV005 Provide advice on Ayurvedic nutrition
  • HLTAYV006 Take cases within an Ayurvedic framework
  • HLTAYV007 Diagnose conditions within an Ayurvedic framework
  • HLTAYV008 Provide Ayurvedic remedial therapies
  • HLTAYV009 Provide therapeutic Ayurvedic nutritional advice
  • HLTAYV010 Select and advise on Ayurvedic medicines – dravyaguna
  • HLTAYV011 Prepare and dispense Ayurvedic medicines – dravyaguna
  • HLTAYV012 Monitor and evaluate Ayurvedic treatments

Common Units

  • BSBSMB403 Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  • BDBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
  • BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
  • CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system
  • HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTINF004 Manage the control of infection
  • HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Course Delivery

This qualification is offered through an interactive, flexible & 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 over three years in the following format:

1st year

  • Weekly ‘live’ wclass1ebinars with your teacher, Dr. Ajit
  • 3 weekend seminars at our Brisbane Campus
  • One, 7 day practical training workshop at our Brisbane campus
  • Weekly online study

2nd year

  • Weekly ‘live’ webinars with your teacher, Dr. Ajit
  • 3 weekend seminars at our Brisbane Campus
  • Two, 7 day practical training workshop at our Brisbane campus
  • Weekly online study

3rd year

  • Weekly ‘live’ webinars with your teacher, Dr. Ajit
  • 2 weekend seminars at our Brisbane Campus
  • One, 7 day practical training workshop at our Brisbane campus
  • Weekly online 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 – live on-line theory classes in real time, flexible on-demand recorded learning material, intensive focus lectures with Dr. Ajit and intensive practical training workshops.


asdThrough 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).

Weekend Seminar

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

Practical Training Workshops

Four 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: $19,200.00
(Course Material includes cost of module notes, video conferencing and practicum consumables but  excludes air travel, lodging and meals for the  practicums)

Payment Plans available on request

Enrolment close: 31st January


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