Diploma of Health Science – Naturopathy Electives


Diploma of Health Science

Next intake

Nov. 6, 2023

Campus locations

Online only

Course length

1 year full-time

Part-time options available

Contact hours

from 12 hours per week (part-time)

Payment options

FEE-HELP available for domestic students
Upfront payment

International admissions

Contribute to a healthier and happier society with Endeavour’s Diploma of Health Science focusing on key elements of naturopathy.

This one-year full time (two years part time) higher education diploma provides you with a strong foundation in naturopathy as well as offering you an opportunity to cultivate your passion for wellbeing through choosing electives that feed your curiosity.

If you have a desire to learn more about Naturopathy and the philosophy that guides naturopathic practice, then our Diploma of Health Science’s naturopathy elective stream is a perfect place to start.

You’ll gain a strong foundation in biological and social sciences as well as hone in on naturopathic subjects including Herbal Botany and Manufacturing, where you will learn about herbs and their practical usage, as well as produce various herbal medicine preparations for topical and internal administration.

Once you’ve completed this course, you will be able to pathway into further study in health science degrees, take on roles in complementary medicine or allied health environments, or own your own business.

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
  • 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

The Diploma of Health Science is delivered 100% online.

  • Enjoy fully digitally structured learning, supported by our expert academics.
  • Book one-on-one consultations with subject specialists.
  • Study all your subjects at any time during the week within specified delivery periods.
  • Attend live classes virtually at specific timetabled times throughout the week. Supported by online study materials.

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

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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.

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Professional Associations

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

Nutrition Australia

Become a member of Nutrition Australia during your studies and receive special student membership entitlements, as well as actively support their mission of ‘healthy eating for all Australians’.


Vaccination Requirements

Currently there are no state-based vaccination mandates.


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