Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine are emerging advantageous in the current market. These practitioners are favoured by an increasingly savvy public for their deeper knowledge of evidence-based study as opposed to their Advanced Diploma qualified counterparts. So what is one to do to level the playing field and enhance one’s level of employability? Paramount College of Natural Health offers a unique bridging course that allows you to go from advanced diploma to degree. Contact us to find out more about securing your Bachelor of Naturopathy.

A timely and tailor-made solution

In July 2014, the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council announced that the Advanced Diplomas in Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Nutritional Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine would be dropped from the Health Training Package.  As a result of this decision, students now only have the option of studying a Bachelor Degree in order to become a Natural Medicine practitioner.

In response to this change, Paramount College of Natural Health has developed an Advanced Diploma to Bachelor Degree upgrade programme.   This will allow eligible candidates to fill in the ‘actual gaps’ in their learning and equip them with the right tools and skills to stand out from the rest.

It is important that practitioners consider upgrading their qualification to remain relevant.

What others have said about their upgrade experience:

A bachelor upgrade was a natural choice for myself as a Naturopath, due to the Advanced Diploma becoming obsolete.  I chose Paramount due to their commitment to evidence based practice and through knowing exceptionally competent graduates of their Naturopathy degree. Through the research based subjects in the upgrade, I became confident in interpreting scientific literature and now work for one of Australia’s leading practitioner only brands in Product development and Regulatory affairs. Without the research subjects and thesis I completed through the upgrade, I don’t feel I would have been confident enough to secure such a sought after role. The academic staff and academic support staff answered every question I had and were dedicated to providing a quality educational experience throughout the duration of the course.  BD

Paramount College of Natural Health offers three Upgrade Degrees for different entry levels:
  • Professional Upgrade Degree with professional clinical experience
  • VET graduate (Advanced Diploma) without clinical experience
  • Vet Applicants
Eligibility Criteria:
1) Professional Upgrade Degree (for maximum credit)*
  • An Australian Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine or Western Herbal Medicine, achieved (and dated) prior to 31st December 2012; and at least 2 years of current and ongoing membership with an Australian professional association that represents natural therapies, including demonstration of 20 hours CPE per annum.

Availability

All modules are available online in February, April, June, August, October and December. For face to face options in March and August, please contact the college. Exit exams must be taken face to face.

For eligible practitioners holding an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy seeking to upgrade to Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy):

  • Biochemistry for Naturopaths ONLINE
  • Critical Thinking in Contemporary Healthcare 1 ONLINE
  • Critical Thinking in Contemporary Healthcare 2 ONLINE
  • Herbal Medicine 3 ONLINE
  • Herbal Medicine 4 ONLINE
  • Microbiology and Public Health ONLINE
  • Nutrition 3 ONLINE
  • Nutrition 4 ONLINE
  • Clinical Safety in Practice ONLINE (inc. Exit Exam)

For eligible practitioners holding an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine seeking to upgrade to Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine):

  • Biochemistry of Nutrients ONLINE
  • Critical Thinking in Contemporary Healthcare 1 ONLINE
  • Critical Thinking in Contemporary Healthcare 2 ONLINE
  • Food Health and Safety ONLINE
  • Microbiology and Public Health ONLINE
  • Nutrition 3 ONLINE
  • Nutrition 4 ONLINE
  • Public Health Practice ONLINE
  • Clinical Safety in Practice ONLINE (inc. Exit Exam)

For eligible practitioners holding an Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine seeking to upgrade to Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine):

  • Biochemistry for Naturopaths ONLINE
  • Critical Thinking in Contemporary Healthcare 1 ONLINE
  • Critical Thinking in Contemporary Healthcare 2 ONLINE
  • Elective 1 ONLINE**
  • Elective 2 ONLINE**
  • Herbal Medicine 5 ONLINE
  • Microbiology and Public Health ONLINE
  • Theory and Practice of Western Herbal Medicine ONLINE
  • Clinical Safety in Practice ONLINE (inc. Exit Exam)

Fees are deferrable on FEE-HELP to eligible students.  Exit exams must be taken face to face. Locations outside of Perth depend on number of enrolments.

* The selection of units included in this package were mapped to the Health Training Package qualifications and recognise the candidate’s clinical experience – NO further RPL is available.

** Electives for WHM will be determined by Paramount College’s Academic or Faculty Manager according to academic background of candidate, for best fit to complete the bachelor qualification.

For receive more information regarding Advanced Diploma to Bachelor Upgrade please contact us via the form below.

2) VET graduate (Advanced Diploma) without clinical experience

Paramount College of Natural Health offers all Advanced Diploma graduates a 25% articulation against our Bachelor of Health Science degrees.

Credits will be granted against

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • Clinic Administration
  • Medical Terminology
  • Naturopathic Philosophy
  • Nutrition1
  • Nutrition 2
  • Practical Counselling
  • Professional Development

Please refer to course outline for remaining modules

3) Vet Applicants

Students currently enrolled in Advanced Diploma courses and not able to finish in the required timeframe until December 2018 may like to consider enrolling in a Bachelor Degree straight away. Any articulations are subject to evidence of studies undertaken and need to be individually assessed. Please contact the Team at Paramount for details

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