Qualification details

HLT60507 - Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT60502 - Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy 24/Mar/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLT60512 - Advanced Diploma of NaturopathyUpdated in V5 Updated core unit HLTFA311A Apply first aid Updated core WHS units 06/May/2012

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2011

Units of competency

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HLTNAT601C - Provide naturopathic treatmentProvide naturopathic treatmentSupersededN/A
HLTNAT603C - Provide naturopathic nutritional treatmentProvide naturopathic nutritional treatmentSupersededN/A
HLTOHS300B - Contribute to OHS processesContribute to OHS processesSupersededN/A
HLTNAT609C - Work within a naturopathic frameworkWork within a naturopathic frameworkSupersededN/A
HLTNAT604C - Provide acute homeopathic treatmentProvide acute homeopathic treatmentDeletedN/A
HLTNUT601C - Apply literature research findings to clinical practiceApply literature research findings to clinical practiceDeletedN/A
BSBFLM303C - Contribute to effective workplace relationshipsContribute to effective workplace relationshipsSupersededN/A
CHCORG428A - Reflect on and improve own professional practiceReflect on and improve own professional practiceSupersededN/A
HLTREM409C - Perform massage health assessmentPerform massage health assessmentSupersededN/A
HLTCOM502C - Develop professional expertiseDevelop professional expertiseDeletedN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 252213 Naturopath 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2394-11 Naturopath 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0619 Complementary Therapies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Complementary/Alternative Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Naturopath 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 252213 Naturopath 03/Sep/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2394-11 Naturopath 03/Sep/2007 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0619 Complementary Therapies 03/Sep/2007 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification covers the skills needed to practise as a naturopath. Besides core common and specialisation units, a choice of electives is offered.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Naturopath
  • Naturopathic practitioner
  • Natural medicine practitioner
  • Natural therapist

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

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

Packaging Rules


26 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

  • 24 core units, comprising 12 common units and 12 specialisation units
  • 2 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives which are required to provide and manage acute homœopathic treatment
  • Group B electives for work in massage therapy
  • 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, units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units 

Common units 

BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships 

CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice 

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status 

HLTAP501B Analyse health information  (Note pre-requ: HLTAP401B)

HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients 

HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate 

HLTCOM502C Develop professional expertise 

HLTCOM503C Manage a practice 

HLTFA301C Apply first aid 

HLTHIR501B Maintain an effective health work environment 

HLTIN504C Manage the control of infection  (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

Specialisation units 

HLTHER603C Operate a western herbal medicine dispensary 

HLTHER608C Provide specialised western herbal medicine treatment 

HLTNAT601C Provide naturopathic treatment 

HLTNAT602C Provide western herbal medicine treatment 

HLTNAT603C Provide naturopathic nutritional treatment 

HLTNAT605C Plan naturopathic treatment strategy 

HLTNAT606C Perform naturopathic health assessment 

HLTNAT607C Manage work within a naturopathic framework 

HLTNAT608C Apply naturopathic diagnostic framework 

HLTNAT609C Work within a naturopathic framework 

HLTNUT601C Apply literature research findings to clinical practice 

HLTNUT602C Provide specialised nutritional care 

Group A electives  - required to provide and manage acute homœopathic treatment 

The following units must be selected to provide and manage acute homœopathic treatment.

HLTHOM612C Work within a homœopathic framework 

HLTNAT604C Provide acute homœopathic treatment 

Group B electives  - for work in massage therapy 

Two of the following units may be selected for work in massage therapy.

Selection of all 5 massage electives below would result in an additional qualification: HLT40307 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice .

HLTREM401C Work within a massage framework 

HLTREM406C Provide massage treatment 

HLTREM407C Plan massage treatment 

HLTREM408C Apply massage assessment framework 

HLTREM409C Perform massage health assessment 

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.