Complementary Therapies

Below are details about the field of study you have chosen to explore, as well as some potential careers.


The study of the prevention and treatment of health problems using natural and traditional remedies. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the importance of diet, exercise and lifestyle factors that influence health and wellbeing; the use of natural substances and acupressure to heal disease; and professional responsibility in relation to individuals and the community.

Course skills

Complementary Therapies develops skills in:

  • diagnosing diseases and prescribing natural remedies
  • advising clients of natural treatment options.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics


Complementary Health Therapists

Complementary Health Therapists treat patients with physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs by considering the whole person rather than focusing on specific symptoms and by using various therapies, techniques and practices.