Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine

This qualification covers the skills needed to work at practitioner level in western herbal medicine. A substantial range of herbal medicine is included (a minimum of 130 herbs) as well as the skills required to operate a herbal dispensary.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

Botanical medicine practitioner

Phytotherapist

Herbalist

Western herbal medicine practitioner

Herbal medicine practitioner


Subjects

PACKAGING RULES

21 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

21 core units, comprising 12 common units and 9 specialisation units

Core units

Common units

add topic BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships

add topic CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

add topic HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

add topic HLTAP501B Analyse health information (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTAP401B )

add topic HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients

add topic HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

add topic HLTCOM502C Develop professional expertise

add topic HLTCOM503C Manage a practice

add topic HLTFA301C Apply first aid

add topic HLTHIR501B Maintain an effective health work environment

add topic HLTIN504C Manage the control of infection (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTIN301C )

add topic HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes

Specialisation units

add topic HLTHER601C Apply western herbal medicine diagnostic framework

add topic HLTHER602C Manage work within the western herbal medicine framework

add topic HLTHER603C Operate a western herbal medicine dispensary

add topic HLTHER604C Perform western herbal medicine health assessment

add topic HLTHER605C Plan the western herbal medicine treatment strategy

add topic HLTHER606C Prepare and dispense western herbal medicine

add topic HLTHER607C Provide dietary advice

add topic HLTHER608C Provide specialised western herbal medicine treatment

add topic HLTHER609C Provide western herbal medicine treatment

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.


Pathways...

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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries