Qualification details

HLT51407 - Diploma of Aromatherapy (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by HLT52315 - Diploma of Clinical AromatherapyThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Change to packaging rules. Significant change to core units. Removal of entry requirements. Minimum clinic requirement of 120 hours. 05/Aug/2015

ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 07/May/2012
(View details for release 1) 25/Mar/2011

Units of competency

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HLTARO404B - Develop aromatherapy productsDevelop aromatherapy productsSupersededN/A
BSBWOR502B - Ensure team effectivenessEnsure team effectivenessSupersededN/A
CHCPOL403B - Undertake research activitiesUndertake research activitiesSupersededN/A
HLTHIR501C - Maintain an effective health work environmentMaintain an effective health work environmentDeletedN/A
HLTARO511C - Provide specific aromatherapy assessment and careProvide specific aromatherapy assessment and careSupersededN/A
CHCORG525D - Recruit and coordinate volunteersRecruit and coordinate volunteersSupersededN/A
HLTARO408B - Provide aromatherapy massage treatmentProvide aromatherapy massage treatmentSupersededN/A
HLTAP401B - Confirm physical health statusConfirm physical health statusSupersededN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 451511 Natural Remedy Consultant 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6395-13 Natural Remedy Consultant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0619 Complementary Therapies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Complementary/Alternative Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Clinical Aromatherapist 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 451511 Natural Remedy Consultant 03/Sep/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6395-13 Natural Remedy Consultant 03/Sep/2007 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0619 Complementary Therapies 03/Sep/2007 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

HLT07 Version 4

HLT07 Version 5


HLT51407 Diploma of Aromatherapy

HLT51407 Diploma of Aromatherapy

ISC upgrade


This qualification provides competence in aromatherapy practice and practitioners at this level may be self employed as independent practitioners or may work within a larger health service. The qualification covers the provision of aromatherapy treatment to clients with specific needs such as palliative care, aged care, women and children. Practitioners at this level may supervise other aromatherapists and may formulate for individual outcomes.

Aromatherapists at this level are expected to have an in depth understanding of a medium range (minimum of 40) of essential oils.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Aromatherapist
  • Clinical aromatherapist

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into HLT51407 Diploma of Aromatherapy a candidate must demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition process, in the following units of competency from the HLT42707 Certificate IV in Aromatherapy:

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

HLTARO401C Work within an aromatherapy framework

HLTARO402B Plan aromatherapy treatment

HLTARO403B Provide aromatherapy treatment

HLTARO405B Apply aromatherapy assessment framework

HLTARO406B Perform aromatherapy health assessment

HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients

HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules


  • 12 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:
  • • 10 core units, comprising 6 common units and 4 specialisation units
  • • 2 elective units
  • A wide range of elective units is available, including:
  • - Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • - Other relevant electives listed below
  • - Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages
  • - Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units 

Common units

CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

HLTAP501C Analyse health information (Note pre-requ: HLTAP401B)

HLTCOM502C Develop professional expertise

HLTCOM503D Manage a practice

HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements

HLTSHU509C Maintain personal health and awareness as a professional responsibility

Specialisation units

HLTARO507B Analyse and compare different complementary health modalities

HLTARO509B Plan a specialised aromatherapy treatment

HLTARO510B Monitor and evaluate aromatherapy treatments

HLTARO511C Provide specific aromatherapy assessment and care

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

Group A electives – recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives

Other electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs.

BSBMGT502B Manage people performance

BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness

CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

CHCCS416A Assess and provide services for clients with complex needs

CHCORG525D Recruit and coordinate volunteers

CHCORG611B Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace

CHCPOL403B Undertake research activities

CHCPOL505B Manage research activities

HLTARO404B Develop aromatherapy products

HLTARO408B Provide aromatherapy massage treatment

HLTCOM509B Provide services for people with a life challenging illness

HLTCOM510B Provide services to clients with chronic diseases or conditions

HLTHIR501C Maintain an effective health work environment

HLTNUT610B Provide basic dietary advice

HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes