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Bachelor of Complementary Medicine

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd t/a Endeavour College of Natural Health

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What you'll learn

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About this course

With the public's interest in complementary medicine growing rapidly over the past few years, it is steadily becoming integrated into the evolving healthcare landscape. So if you're passionate about natural medicines, and want to work in a career that makes an impact on the health and wellbeing of others, this Bachelor of Complementary Medicine course is the ideal program of study.

Taught by industry experts and leading practitioners, the course covers a wide variety of disciplines such as Chinese medicine, homoeopathy and herbal therapy, and also delves deeper into the biological science and naturopathic philosophy behind holistic healing.

To ensure you graduate with the right mix of skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this evolving field of healthcare, you will also learn about the foundations of public health, clinical best practice and health promotion strategies. Electives that cover a broad spectrum of specialities are also on offer to help students pursue their interests and round out their knowledgebase.


In order to enrol in this course, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have completed Year 12; OR
  • Be a mature age student without Year 12 completion, but with relevant educational history; AND
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency equivalent to a 6.5 IELTS score


Areas of study

In this complementary medicine course, the subjects you will study include:

Core units - complete all:

  • History of healing
  • Foundations of communication and counselling
  • Naturopathic philosophy
  • Human biological science 1
  • Introduction to homeopathy
  • Introduction to Chinese medicine
  • Human biological science 2
  • Introduction to musculoskeletal therapies
  • Sociology of food for complementary medicine
  • Sociology for complementary medicine
  • Foundations of critical enquiry
  • Introduction to complementary medicine clinical practice
  • Herbal therapeutic preparations
  • Behavioural change and health promotion
  • Foundations of public health for complementary medicine
  • Evidence based approaches in complementary medicine
  • Ethics and law in complementary medicine

Elective units - complete 4:

  • Chemistry and biochemistry
  • Pathology and clinical science 1
  • Neuroscience
  • Biochemistry for complementary therapists
  • Pharmacology
  • Chinese dietetics
  • TCM assessment and differentiation
  • Homeopathic acute prescribing
  • Comparative Materia Medica
  • Homeopathic case taking
  • Nutrition, exercise and lifestyle
  • Flower essence therapy
  • Foundations of human nutrition
  • Medicinal food science
  • Establish and manage a practice
  • Herbal botany
As specialists in the field of natural therapy and alternative health care, Endeavour College of Natural Health is committed to producing highly trained graduates who go on to become leaders in their respective fields of practice.

With a diverse spectrum of courses that range from university programs through to online short courses, and six campuses located across Australia, Endeavour College of Natural Health has grown to become the largest natural health college in the southern hemisphere. Backed by Study Group, a global leader education, students are assured every opportunity to reach their career goals. Endeavour College of Natural Health is a registered higher education provider with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), offering TEQSA-accredited courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
To help students reach their academic goals, Endeavour College of Natural Health offers a range of student support services including a dedicated team of student support professionals, free study skills workshops, and additional tutoring sessions for students with learning difficulties.

Endeavour College of Natural Health also offers its students full access to highly confidential counselling services, as well as careers advice and career development services.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Complementary Medicine from Endeavour College of Natural Health.

Completion of this undergraduate degree under will enable you to pursue a number of different career paths and job opportunities.

The program also offers a solid foundation from which to continue building your skills, and with further study you may be able to specialise in areas such as:

  • Health science
  • Public health
  • Public administration
  • Health administration

Curious about where a career in natural therapy could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Aromatherapist
  • Acupuncturist
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Natural Therapist
  • Health Policy Advisor
  • Lifestyle Advisor
  • Homeopath

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a government study loan through FEE-HELP, to help with the upfront costs of this course.

Alternatively, you can pay for your course fees upfront.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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