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By Shanti Gowans

March 22, 2021



The course encompasses a variety of subjects and areas including:-

  • Doshas
  • Ayurvedic nutrition
  • Ayurvedic herbal medicine
  • Panchakarma practices
  • Ayurvedic massage and therapies
  • Marmas (specific points in the body) and chakras.

In addition, biomedical sciences, communication and basic counselling, workplace health and safety, practice management, professional practice and development in relation to the practice of Ayurveda are covered. Many other short courses are also offered to complement the course and create awareness of other natural therapy modalities such as yoga, meditation, vedic astrology and more.

Students progress through the course by completing HIA subjects that are mapped against nationally endorsed units of competency from the health training package. Upon completion of all the HIA subjects and clinical requirements students will receive a nationally recognised qualification. Students may have to complete more than one HIA subject to gain a complete unit of competency.


Ayurvedic training at the Health Institute Australia covers:-

  • Ayurvedic Nutrition
  • Ayurvedic Cooking
  • Kitchen Pharmacy
  • Herbal Medicine and Therapy
  • Pulse diagnosis
  • Tongue diagnosis
  • Marma point therapy
  • Yoga, PranayamaNidra, Meditation
  • Ayurvedic Massage and Treatments
  • Ayurvedic Remedial therapies
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Stress Management
  • Lifestyle and Dietary Counselling

Students are required to complete a minimum 400 hours of supervised clinical training. These clinical sessions are conducted and supervised by qualified practitioners at the student clinic on our Gold Coast campus and at Nirvana Wellness Retreat.




Ayurvedic Course Units Year
HLTAYV001 Develop Ayurvedic practice 1st
HLTAYV002 Make Ayurvedic lifestyle assessments 1st
HLTAYV003 Provide Ayurvedic bodywork therapies 1st
HLTAYV004 Provide Ayurvedic lifestyle advice 1st
HLTAYV005 Provide advice on Ayurvedic nutrition 1st
HLTAYV006 Take cases within an Ayurvedic framework 2nd
HLTAYV007 Diagnose conditions within an Ayurvedic framework 2nd
HLTAYV008 Provide Ayurvedic remedial therapies 2nd
HLTAYV009 Provide therapeutic Ayurvedic nutritional advice 2nd
HLTAYV010 Select and advise on Ayurvedic medicines – dravyaguna 2nd
HLTAYV011 Prepare and dispense Ayurvedic medicines – dravyaguna 2nd
HLTAYV012 Monitor and evaluate Ayurvedic treatments 2nd
CHCCOM006  Establish and manage client relationships 1st
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 1st
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance 1st
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 1st
CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system 1st
HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information 2nd
HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection 1st
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety 1st
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 1st
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning 1st
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people 1st
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease 1st
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability 1st
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 1st

For the Advanced Diploma in Ayurveda you need to achieve competencies in the following:

Units of Competency
BSBFLM303B Contribute to effective workplace relationships
HLTCOM502 Develop professional expertise
HLTCOM4A Communicate effectively with clients/patients
HLTCOM5A Administer a Practice/
HLTCOM6A Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate
HLTCOM8A Use specific medical terminology to communicate with clients/patients
HLTHSE1A mplement and monitor occupational health and safety policies
HLTHSE2A Implement & monitor OH&S policies, procedures & programs
BSBCMN204A Work effectively with others
BSBCMN303A Contribute to the effective workplace relationship
HLTIN1A Manage infection control
HLTIN4A Manage infection control
HLTHIR2A Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry
HLTFA2A Apply advanced first aid
HLTAYV1A Plan the Ayurvedic herbal medicine treatment strategy – dravyaguna
HLTAYV2A Plan the Ayurvedic treatment strategy – chikitsa
HLTAYV3A Prepare and dispense Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine – dravyaguna
HLTAYV4A Provide Ayurvedic advice on nutrition – Aahar
HLTAYV5A Plan the Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine treatment
HLTAYV6A Provide Ayurvedic relaxation massage treatment
HLTAYV7A Plan the Ayurvedic Remedial massage treatment strategy
HLTAYV8A Manage work within the Ayurvedic framework
HLTAYV9A Perform Ayurvedic health assessment
HLTAVY10A Provide Ayurvedic Remedial Massage health assessment
HLTAYV11A Provide Ayurvedic Remedial Massage treatment
HLTAYV12A Provide Ayurvedic lifestye consultation
HLTAYV13A Provide Ayurvedic treatment
HLTAYV14A Work within an Ayurvedic framework for lifestyle consultants
HLTAYV15A Diagnosis of a disease, nidana – Apply Ayurvedic diagnostic framework

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