EXTENDED COURSE INFORMATION

Integrative Health Courses

Diploma of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation

QUAL CODE

HLT52615

DURATION

Up to 52 weeks

STUDY MODE

On Campus | Blended

Overview

Established as the oldest surviving complete medical system in the world, Ayurveda has its origins dating back more than 5ooo years ago. The name Ayurveda is derived from its ancient Sanskrit roots – ‘Ayur‘ (‘life’ or ‘longevity’) and ‘Veda‘ (‘science’ or ‘knowledge’). Ayurveda can be described as ‘The Science of Life or Longevity’ or ‘The Yoga of Life’.

Ayurveda and Siddha provide the knowledge and the tools to allow you to experience your ‘life-span’ to its fullest extent for very specific purposes. This medical science offers a rich, comprehensive, holistic and meaningful outlook to a healthy life.

Ayurveda aims to integrate and balance the body, mind and spirit. In doing so, it aims to:

  1. Maintain the health of those who are well and are not suffering from any disease. This is achieved by regulating one’s diet and nutrition, exercise, hygiene and lifestyle.
  2. Cure disease and illness through accurate diagnosis and administering remedies and therapies to restore balance and good health.

 

However, the highest or ultimate goal of Ayurveda is to attain absolute detachment of the ‘Atman’ or soul. This is the state of liberation or ‘Moksham’. At the same instance, the body, mind and its equipment are not neglected but brought very much into focus and attention, as it is the means of realising the Self or Truth.

Each person will practice and live differently as each person is different and unique. Ayurvedic philosophy believes that people, their health, and the universe are all related. It is believed that health problems result when these relationships are out of balance.

Graduates of the Diploma of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation HLT52615 are qualified to offer consultations and provide advice, selected remedies and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation therapies according to Ayurvedic principles. People working at this level may be self-employed independent practitioners or work in a larger health service.

Graduates of the Diploma of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation HLT52615 who wish to further their study will gain direct entry to the Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda HLT62615 at EQUALS.

For more important information, please read our Student Handbook.

Alternatively, you may request to have the handbook emailed to you by contacting admissions@equals.edu.au.

 

Delivery

Each academic year includes four Study Periods. Ayurveda students undertake the following learning activities during each Study Period.

  • 1 weekday evening workshop via live webcast each week, led by one of our Ayurvedic physicians and educators; and
  • 2 x 7 days of practical training during Integration Week at our campus in Adelaide, South Australia. Integration week is a rich learning opportunity where students and educators come together to integrate theory with practical application and experience.

 

Please refer to the Extended Course Information for unit details and sequence.

 

Ayurveda Village Tour

Diploma students will have the opportunity to attend a tour of Ayurveda Village in the Adelaide Hills.  This introduction will inform students about traditional treatment facilities and experience the healing grounds.

Diploma graduates that continue onto the Advanced Diploma will participate in a three-day Rejuvenation Retreat during their studies.

 

Work Integrated Learning

Students participate in a minimum of 200 hours of structured and supervised student clinics where skills, knowledge and attitudes are developed as you work towards mastering your therapy practice.

EQUALS works collaboratively with the leading health and healing centres, Ayurveda Village and Aspects of Healing. Our unique collaboration with industry allows our students to receive a rich combination of education and training in two authentic and industry leading integrative therapy centres. Our students grow to become excellent, work ready Practitioners while being supported in a nurturing, challenging and professional environment.

This course is recognised by Australian peak bodies for traditional medicine and natural therapies.

 

Mentorship | Internship

As an Ayurveda Student with EQUALS, you are eligible to apply for an internship where you will work alongside a Vaidya and the integrated health team at Aspects of Healing.

This presents selected students with a genuine and unique opportunity to be mentored and supported by an experienced Ayurvedic physician while undertaking your nationally accredited course.  Aspects of Healing is located in Adelaide, South Australia and offers authentic ayurvedic treatments and lifestyle therapies.

Internship dates and terms are subject to availability and negotiated between the student and Aspects of Healing.  Students may express interest in undertaking a fulltime or part time internship at any time during their studies.

Internships are a value added and therefore do not attract an additional cost.  However, students selected for an internship are required to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

Students seeking an Internship that contributes towards Work Integrated Learning hours should discuss directly with the Ayurveda Course Coordinator.

 

Your Educators

Vaidya (Dr) Shweta Rao has completed a Bachelor degree of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S) from India and is a certified Yoga Instructor.

Born and brought up in a traditional South Indian Brahmin family, Ayurveda had a profound influence on Shweta’s life. Shweta was introduced to authentic Ayurveda and its spiritual aspect by her mentor, Dr. Maheshwar Vaidya. The learning from this life science, brought a radical change not only in her health but also in all aspects of her life. She practised authentic Ayurveda for 8 years in Mumbai (India) before immigrating to Australia.

For over five years, Shweta has worked as the principal Ayurvedic practitioner with leading ayurvedic treatment and retreat centres, Aspects of Healing and Ayurveda Village, in Adelaide, South Australia.  For over four years, our students have been fortunate to benefit from Shewta’s knowledge and experience through her teaching of our nationally recognised courses in Ayurveda, delivered locally in South Australia to students all over the Australia and internationally.

In her Ayurvedic journey she learnt that one cannot control the extrinsic factors and pressures which affect our health and life, but one can always try to keep the intrinsic system strong to handle these pressures and use them for our advantage/ growth rather than suffering from their ill effects/disadvantages.

Shweta’s special interests include preventive Ayurvedic lifestyle, digestive health, women’s health, children’s health, pregnancy care, post-partum care, lifestyle related disorders, mental health, and reproductive health.

She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of Ayurveda and empowering learners to be responsible for their health by making conscious choices and sharing this experience with others.

Vaidya (Dr) Rajneesh Kour is a registered Ayurvedic medical practitioner from Jammu & Kashmir, India.  She is a Board certified Ayurvedic physician in India, holding a Bachelor degree of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S) from Jammu University. Rajneesh is also registered with the Australasian Association of Ayurveda and has been working around Australia over the past 5 years.  Rajneesh has undergone specialised Panchkarma training in Government Ayurvedic Hospitals in India.

Rajneesh’s experience and knowledge in Ayurvedic medicine and treatments covers the breadth of general health, women’s health and mental health. She has particular expertise and interests in the following health concerns:

  • Skin problems ( Eczema, Psoriasis, dermatitis, skin allergies)
  • Pains & Aches ( general body pains, arthritis, frozen shoulder, gout)
  • Digestive disorders (chronic constipation, bloating, Crohn’s disease, IBS, Diarrhoea)
  • Intestinal worms
  • Mental health (depression, insomnia, anxiety, stress)
  • Weight gain
  • Diabetes
  • Women’s health

 

She believes in healing the body through herbs, treatments, lifestyle changes and diet modification. She also believes that, Ayurveda is a holistic approach towards health, so in order to treat any condition, it is important to treat the body, mind as well as the soul.

Rajneesh also works as an Ayurvedic practitioner with ayurvedic treatment and retreat centres, Aspects of Healing and Ayurveda Village in Adelaide, South Australia.

 

Meet the Course Coordinator

Seeking admission in a nationally recognised course is an exciting decision. That’s why we offer prospective students a one-on-one appointment with our Course Coordinator, Dr Rajneesh Kour.   This is an ideal opportunity to have your specific questions answered.   Bookings are made using this link.

Subsidy available

No

Traineeship available

No

Intakes

February/April/July/October

Please contact us at admissions@equals.edu.au to enquire.

Important: To be considered for an intake, completed applications should be received no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled course commencement date. Applications that are incomplete or incorrect may not be considered. Course offers for applications received by the due date are not guaranteed and intake capacity may vary. EQUALS reserves the right to accept or decline applications at its total discretion.

Entry Requirements

Students must complete the free online Foundations of Ayurveda course before the end of Study Period 1.  This course has been designed to support your Diploma studies and is recommended to be completed prior to commencing the Diploma.  Register here.

Current and valid Provide First Aid certificate, Department of Communities & Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening Checks for working with Vulnerable People, with Children, and in the Aged Care Sector, & Physical Fitness are required for this course.

If you do not hold a current DCSI check, you are required to apply through DCSI at the time of application for enrolment at EQUALS. A DCSI check must be acquired prior to industry placement. Visit http://www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/screening for further information.

Please note that the outcome of your DCSI screening check may affect student clinic participation opportunities, and that this is at the discretion of EQUALS.

Please contact us at admissions@equals.edu.au to enquire or book a one-on-one conversation with Dr Rajneesh Kour, Course Coordinator, using this link.

English Language Requirements

Please view the English requirements for international students on this page.

Study Units

The course structure comprises of four study periods over a full academic year.  Each Study Period includes learning and teaching across core and elective content areas.

Study Period 1

HLTAYV001 Develop Ayurvedic practice – Students must complete the Foundations of Ayurveda online course prior to completing Study Period 1.   Register here.

CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships

HLTAYV003 Provide Ayurvedic bodywork therapies

HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice

HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status

Study Period 2

HLTHPS010 Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

HLTAYV002 Make Ayurvedic lifestyle assessments

Study Period 3

BSBSMB403 Market the small business

BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system

HLTINF004 Manage the control of infection

HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Study Period 4

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

HLTAYV004 Provide Ayurvedic lifestyle advice

HLTAYV005 Provide advice on Ayurvedic nutrition

Recognition of Prior Learning

Yes

Nationally Recognised Training

Yes.

National Recognition (Credit Transfer) and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have related prior education and experiences, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please follow this link for more information on applying for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have successfully completed units of competency from this qualification previously, you may be eligible for National Recognition, please follow this link for more information on National Recognition (Credit Transfer).

Domestic Extended Information

Tuition Fee

$7650

Number of Units

18

Government Subsidised Training Fee

N/A

Job Trainer Co-Contribution Fee

N/A

Work Integrated Learning Fee

Amenities Fee

$350

Qual Code

HLT52615

Course Code

HLT52615

VET Student Loans Eligible

No

EXTENDED COURSE INFORMATION

Integrative Health Courses

Diploma of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation

QUAL CODE

HLT52615

DURATION

Up to 52 weeks

STUDY MODE

On Campus | Blended

Overview

Established as the oldest surviving complete medical system in the world, Ayurveda has its origins dating back more than 5ooo years ago. The name Ayurveda is derived from its ancient Sanskrit roots – ‘Ayur‘ (‘life’ or ‘longevity’) and ‘Veda‘ (‘science’ or ‘knowledge’). Ayurveda can be described as ‘The Science of Life or Longevity’ or ‘The Yoga of Life’.

Ayurveda and Siddha provide the knowledge and the tools to allow you to experience your ‘life-span’ to its fullest extent for very specific purposes. This medical science offers a rich, comprehensive, holistic and meaningful outlook to a healthy life.

Ayurveda aims to integrate and balance the body, mind and spirit. In doing so, it aims to:

  1. Maintain the health of those who are well and are not suffering from any disease. This is achieved by regulating one’s diet and nutrition, exercise, hygiene and lifestyle.
  2. Cure disease and illness through accurate diagnosis and administering remedies and therapies to restore balance and good health.

 

However, the highest or ultimate goal of Ayurveda is to attain absolute detachment of the ‘Atman’ or soul. This is the state of liberation or ‘Moksham’. At the same instance, the body, mind and its equipment are not neglected but brought very much into focus and attention, as it is the means of realising the Self or Truth.

Each person will practice and live differently as each person is different and unique. Ayurvedic philosophy believes that people, their health, and the universe are all related. It is believed that health problems result when these relationships are out of balance.

Graduates of the Diploma of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation HLT52615 are qualified to offer consultations and provide advice, selected remedies and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation therapies according to Ayurvedic principles. People working at this level may be self-employed independent practitioners or work in a larger health service.

Graduates of the Diploma of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation HLT52615 who wish to further their study will gain direct entry to the Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda HLT62615 at EQUALS.

For more important information, please read our Student Handbook.

Alternatively, you may request to have the handbook emailed to you by contacting admissions@equals.edu.au.

 

Delivery

Each academic year includes four Study Periods. Ayurveda students undertake the following learning activities during each Study Period.

  • 1 weekday evening workshop via live webcast each week, led by one of our Ayurvedic physicians and educators; and
  • 2 x 7 days of practical training during Integration Week at our campus in Adelaide, South Australia. Integration week is a rich learning opportunity where students and educators come together to integrate theory with practical application and experience.

 

Please refer to the Extended Course Information for unit details and sequence.

 

Ayurveda Village Tour

Diploma students will have the opportunity to attend a tour of Ayurveda Village in the Adelaide Hills.  This introduction will inform students about traditional treatment facilities and experience the healing grounds.

Diploma graduates that continue onto the Advanced Diploma will participate in a three-day Rejuvenation Retreat during their studies.

 

Work Integrated Learning

Students participate in a minimum of 200 hours of structured and supervised student clinics where skills, knowledge and attitudes are developed as you work towards mastering your therapy practice.

EQUALS works collaboratively with the leading health and healing centres, Ayurveda Village and Aspects of Healing. Our unique collaboration with industry allows our students to receive a rich combination of education and training in two authentic and industry leading integrative therapy centres. Our students grow to become excellent, work ready Practitioners while being supported in a nurturing, challenging and professional environment.

This course is recognised by Australian peak bodies for traditional medicine and natural therapies.

 

Mentorship | Internship

As an Ayurveda Student with EQUALS, you are eligible to apply for an internship where you will work alongside a Vaidya and the integrated health team at Aspects of Healing.

This presents selected students with a genuine and unique opportunity to be mentored and supported by an experienced Ayurvedic physician while undertaking your nationally accredited course.  Aspects of Healing is located in Adelaide, South Australia and offers authentic ayurvedic treatments and lifestyle therapies.

Internship dates and terms are subject to availability and negotiated between the student and Aspects of Healing.  Students may express interest in undertaking a fulltime or part time internship at any time during their studies.

Internships are a value added and therefore do not attract an additional cost.  However, students selected for an internship are required to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

Students seeking an Internship that contributes towards Work Integrated Learning hours should discuss directly with the Ayurveda Course Coordinator.

 

Your Educators

Vaidya (Dr) Shweta Rao has completed a Bachelor degree of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S) from India and is a certified Yoga Instructor.

Born and brought up in a traditional South Indian Brahmin family, Ayurveda had a profound influence on Shweta’s life. Shweta was introduced to authentic Ayurveda and its spiritual aspect by her mentor, Dr. Maheshwar Vaidya. The learning from this life science, brought a radical change not only in her health but also in all aspects of her life. She practised authentic Ayurveda for 8 years in Mumbai (India) before immigrating to Australia.

For over five years, Shweta has worked as the principal Ayurvedic practitioner with leading ayurvedic treatment and retreat centres, Aspects of Healing and Ayurveda Village, in Adelaide, South Australia.  For over four years, our students have been fortunate to benefit from Shewta’s knowledge and experience through her teaching of our nationally recognised courses in Ayurveda, delivered locally in South Australia to students all over the Australia and internationally.

In her Ayurvedic journey she learnt that one cannot control the extrinsic factors and pressures which affect our health and life, but one can always try to keep the intrinsic system strong to handle these pressures and use them for our advantage/ growth rather than suffering from their ill effects/disadvantages.

Shweta’s special interests include preventive Ayurvedic lifestyle, digestive health, women’s health, children’s health, pregnancy care, post-partum care, lifestyle related disorders, mental health, and reproductive health.

She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of Ayurveda and empowering learners to be responsible for their health by making conscious choices and sharing this experience with others.

Vaidya (Dr) Rajneesh Kour is a registered Ayurvedic medical practitioner from Jammu & Kashmir, India.  She is a Board certified Ayurvedic physician in India, holding a Bachelor degree of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S) from Jammu University. Rajneesh is also registered with the Australasian Association of Ayurveda and has been working around Australia over the past 5 years.  Rajneesh has undergone specialised Panchkarma training in Government Ayurvedic Hospitals in India.

Rajneesh’s experience and knowledge in Ayurvedic medicine and treatments covers the breadth of general health, women’s health and mental health. She has particular expertise and interests in the following health concerns:

  • Skin problems ( Eczema, Psoriasis, dermatitis, skin allergies)
  • Pains & Aches ( general body pains, arthritis, frozen shoulder, gout)
  • Digestive disorders (chronic constipation, bloating, Crohn’s disease, IBS, Diarrhoea)
  • Intestinal worms
  • Mental health (depression, insomnia, anxiety, stress)
  • Weight gain
  • Diabetes
  • Women’s health

 

She believes in healing the body through herbs, treatments, lifestyle changes and diet modification. She also believes that, Ayurveda is a holistic approach towards health, so in order to treat any condition, it is important to treat the body, mind as well as the soul.

Rajneesh also works as an Ayurvedic practitioner with ayurvedic treatment and retreat centres, Aspects of Healing and Ayurveda Village in Adelaide, South Australia.

 

Meet the Course Coordinator

Seeking admission in a nationally recognised course is an exciting decision. That’s why we offer prospective students a one-on-one appointment with our Course Coordinator, Dr Rajneesh Kour.   This is an ideal opportunity to have your specific questions answered.   Bookings are made using this link.

Intakes

February/April/July/October

Please contact us at admissions@equals.edu.au to enquire.

Important: To be considered for an intake, completed applications should be received no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled course commencement date. Applications that are incomplete or incorrect may not be considered. Course offers for applications received by the due date are not guaranteed and intake capacity may vary. EQUALS reserves the right to accept or decline applications at its total discretion.

Entry Requirements

Students must complete the free online Foundations of Ayurveda course before the end of Study Period 1.  This course has been designed to support your Diploma studies and is recommended to be completed prior to commencing the Diploma.  Register here.

Current and valid Provide First Aid certificate, Department of Communities & Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening Checks for working with Vulnerable People, with Children, and in the Aged Care Sector, & Physical Fitness are required for this course.

If you do not hold a current DCSI check, you are required to apply through DCSI at the time of application for enrolment at EQUALS. A DCSI check must be acquired prior to industry placement. Visit http://www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/screening for further information.

Please note that the outcome of your DCSI screening check may affect student clinic participation opportunities, and that this is at the discretion of EQUALS.

Please contact us at admissions@equals.edu.au to enquire or book a one-on-one conversation with Dr Rajneesh Kour, Course Coordinator, using this link.

English Language Requirements

Please view the English requirements for international students on this page.

Study Units

The course structure comprises of four study periods over a full academic year.  Each Study Period includes learning and teaching across core and elective content areas.

Study Period 1

HLTAYV001 Develop Ayurvedic practice – Students must complete the Foundations of Ayurveda online course prior to completing Study Period 1.   Register here.

CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships

HLTAYV003 Provide Ayurvedic bodywork therapies

HLTMSG001 Develop massage practice

HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status

Study Period 2

HLTHPS010 Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

HLTAYV002 Make Ayurvedic lifestyle assessments

Study Period 3

BSBSMB403 Market the small business

BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system

HLTINF004 Manage the control of infection

HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Study Period 4

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

HLTAYV004 Provide Ayurvedic lifestyle advice

HLTAYV005 Provide advice on Ayurvedic nutrition

Recognition of Prior Learning

Yes

Nationally Recognised Training

Yes.

National Recognition (Credit Transfer) and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have related prior education and experiences, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please follow this link for more information on applying for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have successfully completed units of competency from this qualification previously, you may be eligible for National Recognition, please follow this link for more information on National Recognition (Credit Transfer).

International Extended Information