Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda

This qualification covers the skills needed to work as a practitioner in ayurvedic therapeutic and remedial treatments including ayurvedic herbal medicine, ayurvedic massage and ayurvedic nutrition advice. Occupational titles for these workers may include:

Ayurveda practitioner

Ayurveda therapist



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

25 core units, comprising 12 common units and 13 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 HLTAP501C 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 HLTCOM503D Manage a practice

add topic HLTFA311A Apply first aid

add topic HLTHIR501C Maintain an effective health work environment

add topic HLTIN504D Manage the control of infection (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTIN301C )

add topic HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Specialisation units

add topic HLTAYV404D Provide ayurvedic advice on nutrition

add topic HLTAYV412C Provide ayurvedic lifestyle consultation

add topic HLTAYV601C Plan ayurvedic herbal medicine treatment strategy - dravyaguna

add topic HLTAYV602C Plan ayurvedic treatment strategy

add topic HLTAYV603D Prepare and dispense ayurvedic herbal medicine - dravyaguna

add topic HLTAYV605D Provide ayurvedic herbal medicine treatment

add topic HLTAYV607C Plan ayurvedic remedial massage treatment strategy

add topic HLTAYV608C Manage work within the ayurvedic framework

add topic HLTAYV609C Perform ayurvedic health assessment

add topic HLTAYV610C Perform ayurvedic remedial massage health assessment

add topic HLTAYV611C Provide ayurvedic remedial massage treatment

add topic HLTAYV613D Provide ayurvedic treatment

add topic HLTAYV615C Apply ayurvedic diagnostic framework

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.


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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