Diploma of Herbal Medicine for Animals

Herbal Medicine provides the student with information to build professional credibility for herbal medicine as it should be applied in clinical practice. Understand and gain herbal medicine knowledge in order to comprehend the safety and efficiency of herbal medicine. Learn the identification, actions, constituents, indications, contraindications and combinations of Herbal Medicine in detail. It is important for our students to have a sound understanding of the active chemistry associated with plant medicine and the Pharmacokinetics associated that may influence the actives both negatively and positively.

This course can be studied as the singular Diploma of Equine Herbal Medicine, which can then upgrade to the Diploma of Herbal Medicine for Animals, if the student wishes to include more animals into their repertoire as a Herbalist.

Subjects Include;

13 online units of Anatomy and Physiology

• The history of herbal medicine
• Why herbs cure
• Signature of plants
• Physiomedical philosophy
• Basics of physiology
• Pharmacology and pharmacognosy
• Therapeutic actions of herbs
• Nutritional aspects of herbs
• Materia medica
• Herbarium
• Herbal preparation, manufacturing and dispensing of products
• Common terminology
• Regulations
• Why make your own herbal medicine
• Active constituents
• Extraction of active constituents
• Selecting the extraction process
• Solvents – types, selection, advantages and disadvantages
• Herb supply
• Wild crafting
• Growing, harvesting and drying
• Manufacturing guidelines
• Preparations in common use in clinical practice
• Internal preparations: infusions, decoctions, tincture
• External preparations: ointment, creams, poultice, salves
• Other preparations: inhalations, shampoo, soap
• Clinical hours
• Business plan
• Research thesis

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Course Information


POA - please contact the college to discuss your study options

Payment Plan:

30% deposit, add a 10% Merchant Services fee and pay the balance over 10 months
Please contact us for a course guide and payment plan information.

Course Dates:

Next enrolment intake 1st of October 2020

Course Duration:

Course is scheduled to be completed with 2 years

Delivery Mode:

Distance education


The Diploma of Equine Nutrition and Pasture Management course must be studied prior to enrolment or applicable qualification in Equine Nutrition is required.


All assessments can be submitted by email or via our online learning portal.

Course Materials:

All course notes are included in the price


Graduates are eligible to join the Small Animal and Equine Naturopathic Association or the International Institute of Complimentary Therapies as a full member

Booking Options:

Contact us directly and/or download the Enrolment and Payment Agreement forms
Email enquiries and forms to mail@nctm.com.au
Contact us for a herbal course guide, incl. course cost, payment plans and timeline of study.

Dual Study Option:

Upon completion, the option to upgrade into the full Combined Naturopathy Diploma for Equine and Companion Pets is available

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  • Enjoy the best student/teacher ratio in the industry
  • Learn in a nurturing environment where you will receive individual attention and all the support you need to succeed
  • Be confident learning with the college with the highest retention rate of students and 30 years in the industry
  • All your texts and course notes are included in your fees
  • We employ highly qualified and experienced lecturers with innovative teaching techniques
  • You are guaranteed continued support after completing your course