Study at the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine education in Australia has undergone considerable transformation over the last 200 years; transitioning from an apprentice-based training model in the early nineteenth century, to a Bachelor degree qualification in the twenty-first century. The establishment of the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine represents a major game-changer for the field that will lead the way in advancing naturopathic medicine education in Australia and internationally. 

Leveraging from Southern Cross University’s expertise in online education and the creation of flagship learning experiences, as well as the extensive experience and knowledge of internationally-renowned leaders in naturopathic medicine education and research, NCNM has developed a suite of innovative post-graduate courses that aim to enrich clinical practice, enhance professional standing, and empower future leaders in the field of naturopathic medicine.

The courses delivered through NCNM are underpinned by a framework of critical enquiry, clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice. Patient-centredness, integration, interdisciplinarity and the principles of naturopathic medicine form an integral part of these courses. Graduates will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to work with diverse patient groups and teams across a range of professional settings.

Details of the courses available through the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine are provided below.

Current courses

Graduate Certificate in Organic Food and Nutrition

The Graduate Certificate in Organic Food and Nutrition is designed to enhance your understanding of organic food systems and the relationship of organics to nutrition. It will develop your knowledge, skills and practice in organic farming, sustainable and ethical food systems, the produce journey, and the connection of organic food with health.

During this course, you will develop skills in critically evaluating scientific evidence, debate ethical and legal standards in organic food production, and discuss the roles that plants and animals play in human and soil health.

This course will demonstrate to employers, clients and colleagues your abilities across the scope of practice relating to organic principles and food production for holistic health and wellbeing. As a graduate, you will be equipped with innovative knowledge to help meet growing consumer demands for quality support to achieve their wellness aspirations. This qualification also provides a pathway for further study at a Masters or Doctoral level.

Click on the link for course details on the Graduate Certificate in Organic Food and Nutrition and how to apply.

Course details

Courses coming soon

A suite of postgraduate courses in advanced Naturopathic Medicine are currently being developed. Further information about these courses will be posted on this page soon.