Product Description

Course Outline:

Develop a basic understanding of the safe use of Aromatherapy oils; and their production.

Knowing the botanical names of plants and how they are derived is an important part of Aromatherapy. Most people know essential oils by their common names, such as Lavender, Thyme or Eucalyptus. For instance, there are several different types of plant that are commonly known as Lavender, and more than one of these plants are used to produce lavender oil.

Oil distilled from True Lavender, or Lavandula angustifolia, is the highest quality lavender oil. However, lavender can also be distilled from Lavandula x intermedia and Lavandula latifolia. All three smell very similar, and can even be confusing for an experienced aromatherapist, but the chemical composition of Lavandula angustifolia is far superior to the other two species and is much better therapeutic oil.

The Course covers the below topics

Plant Identification

Introduction to Aromatherapy

Essential Oils

Safe Use of Essential Oils

Carriers

Growing and Harvesting Herbs for Essential Oil

Methods of Extraction

Hazardous Herbs and Oils

Course Outcome:

Understand the classification system used for naming plants and to be able to identify the family, genus and species names of plants used to produce essential oils.

Define aromatherapy and its history, to understand how aromatherapy works, and the basic chemistry behind it.

Identify a range of essential oils and their uses.

Ensure that essential oils are used in a safe and controlled manner.

Identify what can be used as a carrier for essential oils and why they must be used.

Identify methods which can be used to grow, and harvest herbs used in essential oil production.

Identify methods used to extract essential oils from plants.

Identify herbs and oils acknowledged as hazardous to people, and which should not be used in aromatherapy, or with great care.

Career Options:

Successful completion of the course will complement the following careers:

  • Aromatherapist
  • Alternative Therapist
  • Massage Therapist Specialising in Aromatherapy

There are many other possibilities with this versatile course. Many of our students who do this course are Massage therapists, Naturopaths, Alternative Therapists or working in the Health and Wellness Industries.

Course Duration:

100 hours of Study

Assessments

The difference between a good course and a bad course lies in the way you are assessed. Our assessments are designed is such a way that the student feels confident to move forward in the course as they complete each assessment. The feedback from the tutor not only reaffirms the student’s learning process but also gives an opportunity to the student to interact with the tutor regularly. Students are never penalised when their assignment work needs to be improved, rather they are given constructive feedback and requested to resubmit the section where they need improvement. Students do their assignment work at their own pace within the course duration and are not restricted by any deadlines which is the beauty of self-paced learning. The assessments will make the certificate achieved more credible and valuable to the student.

This course has approximately 8-10 assignments and 1 exam to complete the course successfully. You can opt out of the exam and receive a Certificate of Participation.

Payment Options:

We have upfront, monthly and weekly payment options for as little as $50 a week. You can enrol with the “Enrol Now” Button for upfront and monthly payment options. For weekly payment option CLICK HERE TO ENROL. You could also enrol with the below direct debit link if you want to enrol with Direct Debit or Phone or Filling in the application form. Please email us using the ‘Enquire now’ button or call us on 07 5689 1500 if you require any assistance. For credit card enrolments use the ‘Enrol Now’ button, For direct debit use the links below.

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