A traditional and modern holistic medicine, aromatherapy treats a wide range of physiological, psychological and emotional conditions. Aromatherapists use aromatic plant oils, including essential oil, to promote the health of the mind, body and spirit.
The Certificate of Aromatherapy is an online program that will teach you about the therapeutic properties of essential oils, types of medicinal plants and the processes involved in essential oil production.
In this professional development course, you will learn how to use essential oils to create therapeutic blends in a safe and controlled manner.
You will also learn about the classification system used to identify plants by family, genus and species and discover the basic chemistry of aromatherapy.
On completion of this course, you will have the foundation knowledge and skills to create therapeutic essential oil blends to support health and wellbeing holistically.
Unit 1 - Plant classification
Understanding plant names
Ranks of classification
Genus and species
Other species levels
Botanical names and aromatherapy
Pronunciation of plant names
The chemistry of herbs
Parts of a compound
Unit 2 - Introduction to aromatherapy
What is aromatherapy
Origins of aromatherapy
How aromatherapy works
Absorption through the skin
Understanding notes of essential oils
Effects of essential oils on the body
Chemicals in plants
Unit 3 - Essential oils
Benzoin – Styrax benzoin
Bergamot – Citrus bergamia
Cedarwood – Cedrus atlantica
Chamomile, Roman – Anthemis nobilis
Chamomile, German – Matricaria Chamomilla
Clary Sage – Salvia sclarea
Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus globulus
Frankincense – Boswellia carterii
Geranium – Pelargonium graveolens
Juniper – Jumiperus commuis
Lemon – Citrus limon
Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia
Sweet Marjoram – Origanum majorana
Orange, Bitter – Citrus arantium amara
Orange, Sweet – Citrus arantium sinesis
Peppermint – Mentha piperita
Rose Otto – Rosa centifolia
Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis
Sandalwood – Santalum album
Tea Tree – Melaleuca alternifolia
Sweet Thyme – Thymus vulgaris
Ylang Ylang – cananga odorata
Australian Bush Remedies
Unit 4 - Safe use of essential oils
Quantities to use
Essential oil qualities
Using oils for different groups (children and adults)
Use during pregnancy
Methods of inhalation
Using diffusers and nebulisers
Unit 5- Carriers
Sweet Almond oil
Apricot Kernel oil
Carrier oils, creams and lotions
Unit 6 - Growing and harvesting herbs for essential oil
Cultivation of herbs
Traditional plant row spacings
Storage of plant parts used for vegetative propagation
Harvesting material for medicinal use
Harvest of selected herbs
Expected yields of selected herbs
Harvesting herbs for essential oils
Post harvest handling of herbs
Post harvest preservation
Unit 7 - Methods of extraction
Methods of oil extraction
Producing essential oils
Enfleurage and expression
Water distillation method
Preparation of teas, rinses and baths
Getting the most from herbal preparations
Types of preparations
Unit 8 - Hazardous herbs and oils
Hormone like affects
Cellular respiratory inhibitors
Abortifacients and irritants
Toxic amino acids
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Great course, really enjoyed doing and had help were needed
K.Yarnold, Glass House Mountains, QLD | Certificate of Aromatherapy
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
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Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
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All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
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We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
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BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
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Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.
Professional development for those currently working or aspiring to work in the aromatherapy beauty industry.