Diploma of Health Science – Complementary Medicine Electives


Diploma of Health Science

Next intake

June 5, 2023

Campus locations

Online only

Course length

1 years full-time

2 years part-time

Contact hours

24 hours per week full-time

12 hours per week part-time

Payment options

FEE-HELP available for domestic students

International admissions

Contribute to a healthier and happier society with Endeavour’s Diploma of Health Science focusing on key elements of complementary medicine. This one-year full time (two years part time) higher education diploma provides you with a strong foundation in biological science and social sciences as well as offering you an opportunity to cultivate their passion for wellbeing through choosing electives that feed their curiosity.

If you have a desire to learn more about herbs and their practical usage, the elective in Herbal Botany and Manufacturing will teach you skills to produce various herbal medicine preparations for topical and internal administration. Perhaps your passion lies in food as medicine where the elective medicinal food science will allow you to explore the therapeutic potentials of various whole foods, in order to understand the effects on health outcomes, disease risk, prevention and/or treatment.

Upon graduation, this Higher Education Diploma opens the doors to further study in health science degrees or roles in allied health or complementary medicine environments. From owning your own business to being a part of community health project teams, the career outcomes of this course are full of exciting possibilities.

Career Outcomes

Your career in natural health is what you make of it! The Diploma of Health Science sets you up for a range of career opportunities including:

  • Working on project teams in community health, local and federal government or even in community gardens
  • Recipe and product development for your own brand or for local business. This could include developing your own products such as herbal teas, healthy meal packs, café menus and beauty and health-related products
  • Specialised retail work in health food stores, organic food sales, pharmacy retail and nutrition sales
  • Digital content creation through social media channels, blog writing and video development
  • Clinic management
  • Further studies in allied health science careers including naturopathy, nutrition and dietetics, acupuncture, complementary medicine and other allied health fields

This course forms a solid base for you to go forth and work in established professions or branch out into a career that doesn’t even exist yet! The opportunities for you are endless.

Course Structure

Subjects may be delivered using a combination of online and livestream learning methods. Check the course brochure for more information on delivery methods.

Students are required to select 8 credit points in total from the following elective stream. Talk to an admissions adviser about your elective choice

Code Subject Title Outline

Online Study

Endeavour College offers the flexibility to study some of your subjects online. With the support of an online tutor and a robust Learning Management System that can be accessed at any time of the day, you can fit study around your work and personal commitments.

Online study offers:

  • Flexibility of study in both time and location
  • All course material is available online
  • Dedicated online tutor
  • Ability to book one-on-one consultations

Check the course structure above to see which subjects are available online.

Please note that volume of online study may be restricted depending on visa conditions if you are an international student.

Learn more about our Study Options.

Educational Pathways

If you have fully or partially completed a qualification with another provider (either at a Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training level), you may receive advanced standing towards your Diploma of Health Science course via our Educational Pathways process.

Endeavour is one of the very few institutions in Australia that maps individual subjects into each of our degree programs. We created the Articulation Abacus to provide a visual interpretation of calculating educational credit points, so you can see how close to gaining a degree you really are.

Use our online Articulation Abacus to calculate possible credit based on your previous studies.

Professional Associations

Diploma of Health Science graduates may apply for associate membership with the Complementary Medicine Association (CMA).

Vaccination Requirements

Currently there are no state-based vaccination mandates.


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