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A Complementary Medicine course focuses on healing using traditional and natural treatments, while also offering a foundation of knowledge about the human body, public health and health promotion.

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What is Complementary Medicine?

Complementary medicine is a field that includes naturopathy, Western herbal medicine and Chinese medicine. Our natural therapy courses combine core science, social science, herbal and nutritional medicine, homeopathy, musculoskeletal therapies and traditional energetic medicines, through the lens of public health, ethics, research, health promotion and health behaviour. This area of study emphasises hands-on practical experience under the guidance of experienced educators treating patients in the community, to prepare you for a career in this swiftly growing field.
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Strong job opportunities
Our natural therapy courses prepare you for a career in the fast-growing alternative health industry.

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Access specialised courses
Torrens University is the only one in Australia that offers a bachelor’s degree in Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine, which gives you an edge in the complementary medicine field.

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Broad perspective on health
Study in a natural medicine course will provide a strong foundation to begin your health career.

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Tap into our knowledge 
Our heritage with Southern School of Natural Therapies and Australasian College of Natural Therapies ensures you’re learning from decades of experience.

I made the right choice to study at Torrens University – it’s given me the tools, knowledge and passion to find a career I love.

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Torrens University offers a range of Complementary Medicine courses to help you follow a career path that inspires your passion and sees you helping people overcome their health issues. You will graduate equipped with the skills to make a positive impact in society and individuals.
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Why study with us?

As the country’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia brings a fresh approach to higher education. With employability at the centre of everything we do, we offer industry-relevant courses taught by leading experts. Our flexible study options, personalised approach and partnership placements will help you find a career you love.

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Nicola Miethke
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The Work-Integrated Learning in the student-run clinic and building relationships with academics who are immersed in the industry was hands down the most valuable experience.
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Learn hands-on and help genuine clients
With the highest level of practical experience, you will develop skills in clinical situations, access the latest technology and help clients with their wellbeing goals.
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Learn from specialists in their field
Our academics understand where the industry is heading and will guide you on your learning journey. 
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Digitally enabled, industry leading and future-focused: we give you all the tools you need to create your own success.

Your teachers and academics

Active on the forefront of their field, our industry-connected educational facilitators are here to help you achieve your career goal.

Catherine Smith Naturopathy and WHM Academic

Catherine Smith
Program director, Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine


Catherine’s journey in naturopathy began in the community sector and progressed to vocational and higher education roles. Having practised as a naturopath in natural medicine and integrative health clinics since her graduation from ACNT in 1999, she has helped many clients gain better health outcomes. As an educator, Catherine is passionate about ensuring TUA courses have the highest educational standards and prepare students for careers in health.

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Professor Cath Rogers
Dean of Health and Education


A registered nurse for nearly 40 years, Cath has also worked as a health academic for three decades. Cath firmly believes that access to high-quality education is transformative and key to improving health outcomes for all. Cath’s research has focused on women’s health issues, resilience in the face of illness and the health workforce.

Choose a campus to suit your lifestyle

You decide where you study. We have built first-class campus facilities in central locations across Australia and invested in technology so you can study anytime from anywhere in the world, when it suits your schedule.
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123 Gotha Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

Pyrmont Campus Sydney New South Wales | Torrens University Australia
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Relocating to Surry Hills, Central Sydney campus from September 2021

Level 1 & 5, 235 Pyrmont Street
Pyrmont, NSW 2009

Fitzroy Campus Melbourne Victoria | Torrens University Australia
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25 Victoria Street
Fitzroy, VIC 3065

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Torrens University Australia courses are industry-driven and delivered by Health experts. All higher education courses include real-life industry experience, building critical, practical skills to help you graduate ready to work.
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