Aromatherapy

Qualification Diploma (NRT)
Course number 18275
National Code HLT51407
Training Package HLT07 - Health
Program area Community Services and Health  
Duration (nominal hours) 1250
 

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Course overview

Course Description

In this course you acquire the skills needed to work safely, ethically and
independently as an aromatherapist or clinical aromatherapist.
 
You will learn to select, blend and apply essential oils in a variety of
aromatherapy techniques, including aromatherapy massage. You will develop
the skills and knowledge to provide aromatherapy treatment to clients with
specific needs such as palliative care, aged care, women and children.
 
This course does not prepare workers for the formulation, clinical use or
prescription of essential oils or related substances for client
"absorption by internal interfaces", as this notion is used in the Health
Training Package (HLT07) in the description of HLT60907 Advanced Diploma
of Aromatic Medicine.  

The Health Training Package (HLT07) identifies twelve (12) units of
competency from HLT42707 Certificate IV in Aromatherapy as prerequisite
for entry to this qualification. If you have not already successfully
completed these units of competency prior to enrolment in this course, you
must complete these units, before commencing other units that are part of
this course. Contact Course Information prior to enrolment for more
information.  

The nominal duration for this course is 1250 hours. Depending on the
electives chosen and the need to complete the twelve (12) prerequisite
units of competency required by the Training Package, you will participate
for between 605 and 1305 hours.
 
You will not be eligible to apply for public liability and professional
indemnity insurance until you have reached the age of 18.
 
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
 
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency such as
HLTFA301B Apply first aid, you are advised that to complete the unit you
must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control
bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a
disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life
support skills, you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the
unit of competency.  

REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN WORK PLACEMENT
 
Some or all of the following advice will apply to you, depending on your
course and the type of organisation where you will be undertaking work
placement.  

-    NSW HEALTH WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE
 
National Criminal Record Check
Before you undertake clinical work placement in a NSW Health facility you
will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check (CRC) to obtain a
National Police Certificate, either through a state or territory police
service or through the Australian Federal Police. If you have any criminal
records, you will be subject to a risk assessment and must obtain an
authority to undertake clinical placements from the NSW Health Department
of Health, Corporate Governance and Risk Management Branch.
 
You will only be exempt from undertaking a CRC if you are under 18 years
of age at the commencement of your course.
 
NSW Health Student Undertaking
In addition, you will be required to sign the NSW Health Student
Undertaking, agreeing to notify NSW Health if you are charged or convicted
of any criminal offence after the date of issue of your National Police
Certificate or during the completion of your course.
 
Volunteer/Student Declaration
Before commencing each clinical work placement in a NSW Health facility
you will be required to sign and provide a NSW Commission for Children and
Young People Volunteer/Student Declaration. This form declares that you
are not prohibited from working with children and young people.
 
Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious
Disease NSW Health also requires students to undertake Occupational
Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases. Before
commencing work placement you will have to provide NSW Health with your
Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
 
Please note that these requirements may take several months to complete
and you will be required to pay for your Criminal Record Check screening
and any necessary immunisations.
 
NSW Health Code of Conduct
Finally, before you undertake clinical work placement in a NSW Health
facility, you will be given the NSW Health Code of Conduct and be required
to sign a form stating that you have read and understood it.
 
For more information visit the NSW Health website at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/  and type 'clinical placement' in search
area.  

-    AGED CARE WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE
 
National Criminal Record Check
Before you undertake a work placement in a federally funded Aged Care
Facility (or NSW Health facility) you will be required to undertake a
Criminal Record Check (CRC) to obtain a National Police Certificate,
either through a state or territory police service or through the
Australian Federal Police.  

Anyone whose Police Certificate shows that they have been convicted of
murder or sexual assault, or convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for
any other form of assault, is not permitted to work within an aged care
service if they are reasonably likely to have access to care recipients.
For all other types of convictions and work roles, it is up to approved
providers to determine whether the individual is suitable to be hired or
to continue in their current roles.  

Students will only be exempt from undertaking a CRC if they are under the
age of 16 or full-time students under the age of 18 years.
 
Please note that these requirements may take several months to complete
and you will be required to pay for your Criminal Record Check screening
any necessary immunisations.
 
For more information visit the Department of Health and Ageing website at:
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/Home
 
3   COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND
ADVICE  

Volunteer/Student Declaration
Before commencing each work placement where you will come into contact with
children, you will be required to sign and provide a NSW Commission for
Children and Young People Volunteer/Student Declaration. This form
declares that you are not prohibited from working with children and young
people.  

NSW Working with Children Check
Depending on the organisation's work placement policy and procedures, you
may also be required to complete a NSW Working with Children Check.
 
For more information visit the NSW Commission for Children and Young People
website at:
http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/
 
-    STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES IN WORK PLACEMENT
 
To help you understand your responsibilities in the workplace, you will be
given a Student Code of Conduct which indicates expected standards of
behaviour in the workplace. Students who have committed a breach of
discipline or who are assessed as presenting a significant risk to
themselves or others during work placement may be prevented from
undertaking or continuing work placement. This may mean they will not
complete the course. If you require any further information talk to your
teacher.  

-    STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT
 
Generally, work placements will only occur after there has been a
reasonable amount of student/teacher contact. Wherever possible, an
assessment event will be undertaken by students to determine work
placement readiness. Based on the evidence provided, the teacher will form
a judgement as to the student's readiness to benefit from workplace
learning and perform workplace duties with:  

-    the required level of expertise
-    due regard to ethical conduct
"   avoidance of behaviour posing an unacceptable level of risk to
themselves,     workplace employer/employees or clients/customers,
including those in     vulnerable circumstances.
 
If you require any further information about any work placement
requirements, talk to your teacher.
 
 

Career Opportunities

Aromatherapist, clinical aromatherapist.

Articulation

When you finish this course you can gain credit in HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial
Massage (18277). You may also further your studies in HLT60907 Advanced
Diploma of Aromatic Medicine. Currently TAFE NSW does not offer this
qualification.

Entry Requirements

 To gain entry into this qualification, candidates must demonstrate competence
through a recognised training program or recognition process, in the following
units of competency from the Certificate IV in Aromatherapy:
* HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status
* HLTARO401B Work within an aromatherapy framework
* HLTARO402B Plan aromatherapy treatment
* HLTARO403B Provide aromatherapy treatment
* HLTARO405B Apply aromatherapy assessment framework
* HLTARO406B Perform aromatherapy health assessment
* HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients
* HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate
* HLTFA301C Apply first aid
* HLTHIR301B Communicate and work effectively in health
* HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
* HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes

 

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TAFE NSW fees apply to offerings of this course at the following locations. Concessions or exemptions may apply for eligible students.

Year Half Year Fee Annual Fee
2014 $757 $1514


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Course structure

pdf icon Student Assessment Guide – Course
 

What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
 
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
 
 
This course reflects the packaging requirements for HLT51407 Diploma of
Aromatherapy (Release 2) within the HLT07 Health Training Package, Release
The rules from HLT07 R5.1 are as follows:
 
 
Packaging Rules
===============
12 units of competency are required for award of this qualification,
including:
 
- 10 core units, comprising 6 common units and 4 specialisation units
- 2 elective units
 
A wide range of elective units is available, including:
 
- Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and
respectful practice
- Other relevant electives listed below
- 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, up to 2 units of
competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other
relevant Training Packages
 
The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice
-----------------------------------------------------------
All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform
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.
 
Group A electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful
practice
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the
following electives is recommended:
 
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
people  

Other relevant electives
------------------------
Other electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging
Rules. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to
address identified workplace needs.
 
 
The qualification packaging rules require completion of twelve (12) units
including ten (10) compulsory units and two (2) elective units.
 
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
 
Group 1 - Core Units
-----------------------------------
This group contains two (2) subgroups.  Learners must complete both
subgroups.  

Subgroup 1 - Common Units
-------------------------
This subgroups contains the six (6) common units. Learners must complete
all units.
 
Subgroup 2 - Specialisation Units
---------------------------------
This subgroup contains the four (4) aromatherapy specialisation
units.Learners must complete all units.
 
 
Group 2 - Elective Unit
-----------------------
This group consists of four (4) subgroups from which learners must complete
two (2) elective units.
 
Subgroup 1 - Group A electives - Group B electives - recommended for
culturally aware and respectful practice
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait
Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of
the units in this subgroup can be chosen.  You may choose all two (2)
units from this subgroup.
 
Subgroup 2 - Training Package Suggested Units (HLT51407)
-------------------------------------------------------
This subgroup consists of elective units listed in the Training Package for
this qualification.  Learners may complete all four (4) elective units from
this subgroup.
 
Subgroup 3 - Health and Community Services at Diploma or above
---------------------------------------------------------------
In accordance with the Training Package, learners can select elective units
available at Diploma level or higher in the Health and/or Community
Services Training Packages. This subgroup consists of units from these
Training Packages. Learners may complete all four (4) elective units from
this subgroup.
 
Subgroup 4 - Other Diploma or higher in other relevant Training Packages or
accredited courses
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of
competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other
relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those
courses are available on the National Register or other public listing
 
Group 998 - Bridging Group for Entry Requirement Units
------------------------------------------------------------------------
This group contains units of competency identified as Entry Requirements
for the qualification. Students who do not have one or more of the Entry
Requirement units must enter this group and complete the required units to
requirements.
 
The bridging group may be used when students:
* need to complete all the units of competency required for entry
* have completed some and not all of the entry requirements
* have applied for RPL and/or credit for some or all of the entry
requirements.
 
Where the delivery strategy uses the bridging group, Institutes must
ensure that the Entry Requirements are achieved prior to the issuance of
the qualification.  

 
NOTES FOR STUDENTS
------------------
1. LEARNER SUPPORT
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
 
2. SELECTION OF ELECTIVES
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
 
3. RECOGNITION
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
 
4. PREREQUISITE UNITS
Some units in this course may have prerequisites that must be completed in
lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to the
Training Package or consult your teacher for information about
prerequisites to elective units.
 

Course Elective Completion:

At least 2 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from group 2

 
Group 1 CORE UNITS
All subgroups must be completed
Subgroup 1 COMMON UNITS
All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice 80
HLTAP501C Analyse health information 30
HLTCOM502C Develop professional expertise 40
HLTCOM503D Manage a practice 50
HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements 30
HLTSHU509C Maintain personal health and awareness as a professional responsibility 85
 
Subgroup 2 SPECIALISATION UNITS
All module/units must be completed

*  indicates that the module contributes to the grade of the award

Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTARO507B * Analyse and compare different complementary health modalities 40
HLTARO509B * Plan a specialised aromatherapy treatment 60
HLTARO510B * Monitor and evaluate aromatherapy treatments 40
HLTARO511C Provide specific aromatherapy assessment and care 150
 
Group 2 ELECTIVE UNITS
All subgroups must be completed
At least 2 module/units must be completed
Subgroup 1 GROUP A ELECTIVES-FOR CULTURALLY AWARE & RESPECTFUL PRACTICE
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers 30
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 20
 
Subgroup 2 UNITS LISTED IN THE TRAINING PACAKGE HLT51407
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBMGT502B Manage people performance 50
BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness 60
CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people 40
CHCCS416B Assess and provide services for clients with complex needs 50
CHCORG525D Recruit and coordinate volunteers 60
CHCORG611C Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace 75
CHCPOL403C Undertake research activities 40
CHCPOL505B Manage research activities 50
HLTARO404B Develop aromatherapy products 50
HLTARO408B Provide aromatherapy massage treatment 150
HLTCOM509B Provide services for people with a life challenging illness 50
HLTCOM510B Provide services to clients with chronic diseases or conditions 50
HLTHIR501C Maintain an effective health work environment 30
HLTNUT610B Provide basic dietary advice 40
HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes 20
 
Subgroup 3 DIPLOMA OR HIGHER IN HEALTH AND/OR COMMUNITY SERVICES
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTCOM408D Use specific health terminology to communicate effectively 30
 
Subgroup 4 UNITS FROM OTHER TRAINING PACKAGES OR ACCREDITED COURSES
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
SIBBBOS401A Perform body massage 80
SIBBBOS402A Provide body treatments 120
SIBBFAS404A Provide facial treatments 110
 
Group 997 ENRICHMENT
You may choose modules/units from this group but they do not count towards
course completion
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18
 
Group 998 BRIDGING GROUP FOR ENTRY REQUIREMENT UNITS
BRIDGING   Your teacher will tell you if you need to do this group.  If you have
been told to do this group you must follow the completion instructions below:-
No more than 12 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status 90
HLTARO401C Work within an aromatherapy framework 35
HLTARO402B Plan aromatherapy treatment 70
HLTARO403B Provide aromatherapy treatment 150
HLTARO405B Apply aromatherapy assessment framework 40
HLTARO406B Perform aromatherapy health assessment 80
HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients 50
HLTCOM406C Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate 30
HLTFA311A Apply first aid 18
HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health 20
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 20
HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes 20
 

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve HLT51407 Diploma of Aromatherapy (TAFE NSW course 18275), learners
are required to complete twelve (12) units of competency, comprising:
 
-  All 10 core units from group 1, subgroups 1 and 2
-  At least 2 elective units from Group 2 Subgroups 1 - 4.

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