10708NAT Advanced Diploma of Integrative Complementary Medicine

CRICOS 098093B

Comprehensive training & functional medicine courses focusing on the key areas of natural medicine integrated into one effective package.


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Course Information

We have two (2) study options available for our Advanced Diploma of Integrative Complementary Medicine course: Full Time and Online Combined.

Attend a free introductory workshop to learn more.

Why More People Choose Us for Holistic Medicine Courses:

To Address All Aspects of Body and Mind in One Course

They want to be a practitioner who can integrate across all major areas of natural therapy. Since the human is multidimensional shouldn't our treatment be? This holistic health course integrates all major aspects of Chinese Medicine theory with mind body medicine, nutritional biochemistry and food therapy, body work, aromatherapy massage and natural therapies courses.

It provides a very strong diagnostic framework with integrative health and wellness solutions.

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Get Up and Running Quicker

Our program provides students options for beginning clinic quicker than in other courses. This enables them to start earning money while they are completing their second year of study. You can find out how to take up this option by speaking with our course advisors.

Great Employment Outcomes

Our Integrative Complementary Medicine graduates are very successful in clinic with graduate surveys showing average earnings over $100 000. Our entire focus is on equipping you to be successful working full time in the community because we believe you can play a role in changing the world for the better.

The entire second half of the course is focussed on developing clinical review skills, with major case studies the focus of much of the year. This really develops students’ critical thinking skills and provides them with the professional competence and confidence to work successfully.

Experienced Teaching Team

The founder of this unique approach to health, David Corby, is the head teacher for this course. An internationally renowned published author with two Masters Degrees and more than 20 years of teaching experience he knows how to get the most out of your training. Our holistic health courses also draw on specialist teachers from the different disciplines with all the teachers experienced clinicians.

Experienced in Online Learning

We use an interactive online platform so students can ask questions, interact and practise on other students or in groups, and feel like they are in class even though they are studying from home.

  • Resources – our entire course is available online to help students wishing to revise topics
  • Teachers experienced in delivering in online classrooms ensuring the experience is fun, meaningful and personally fulfilling
  • We use online classes to teach students to become proficient at online consultations – opening up a whole world of potential clients

More Study Options and Resources

With full time and online study we have a course structure to suit your needs. We have the most comprehensive online resources available for all our natural health courses students. We don't just provide manuals, we have comprehensive online resources including video demonstrations of every aspect of our holistic training available for review at any time.


The 10708NAT Advanced Diploma in Integrative Complementary Medicine articulates into various Degree programs with Endeavour College including Bachelor of Acupuncture, Myotherapy, Nutrition and Naturopathy.

Advanced Diploma students also have options to complete our programs in Sports Therapy Kinesiology, Kinesiology and Mind Body Medicine. These courses can provide additional specialist skills in your preferred areas.

What’s in This Program?

Our 10708NAT Advanced Diploma of Integrative Complementary Medicine program covers several topics of functional medicine training:

Chinese Medicine Theory And Acupressure

Chinese Medicine is used as an intellectual base for the program’s unique mind-body diagnostic system and for selecting acupressure points for helping emotionally and physically. We believe a good Integrative medicine course should include aspects from a Chinese medicine course.

Nutritional Biochemistry And Food Therapy

Nutritional biochemistry allows students to advise on a dietary program that specifically tackles the client’s condition. Nutrition is an important part of any good holistic training.

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Body Therapy

Orthopaedic assessment, joint mobility, trigger points and myofascial release techniques.

Aromatherapy Massage Course

Applying aromatherapy oils that specifically addresses the client’s needs.


Students learn how to research and write treatment protocols for specific conditions.

Western Medicine Pathology And Diagnosis

Learning about conditions from a Western Medicine point of view and how Doctors diagnose conditions is essential for working professionally and integrating well with other health practitioners.

Mind Body Medicine

Including our unique body psychology system and counselling techniques for addressing psychological drivers behind conditions.

Kinesiology, Counselling And Practitioner Development

Includes the core of our other complementary medicine programs helping you become the best practitioner you can be.

Career Opportunities

Our course helps create well-rounded Integrative Medicine practitioners who can offer a fully integrated set of complementary health solutions for their clients. Graduates are able to work broadly on a wide range of conditions and are well suited to working in integrated clinics or starting their own practices.

Skill Acquired

ICM is our most comprehensive holistic healing course. Students learn to combine 8 major treatment modalities including biochemistry, psychology and spirit, lifestyle, muscles and structure. This program is designed to be broader in scope than the way Naturopathy and Chinese Medicine are generally taught.

How to Apply

Steps to enrol in our Integrative Complementary Medicine Diploma:

  1. Have an interview with one of our friendly Course Advisors. You can secure your place in our course by paying your registration fee.
  2. A Course Advisor will send you the online enrolment details.
  3. Click the link in the email that’s been sent to you and complete the Online Form. This is also where you’ll be able to upload your necessary documents.
  4. After you’ve completed your online application, the student administration team will be in touch.

Holistic healing and functional medicine courses are fast growing fields. Our courses fill up fast, secure your place by contacting us.

Multiple Payment Options

We don’t want you to miss out on making your dream career a reality due to finance, therefore we have multiple payment options available.

We offer discounts on the registration fee to those who attend our workshops and short courses.

We have partnered up with ZeeFi. ZeeFi is committed to providing students with affordable payment plans to enable better access to quality education. They will lend up to $20 000 towards your study. Please visit their website or contact us to learn more.

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Our Complementary Health Faculty who teach this course

Entry Requirements

Although there are no course-specific entry requirements to study this qualification, CCM does ensure that all students who wish to study with us are also suitable.

To determine suitability and ensure all enrolled students can successfully complete the course, CCM assesses a potential student’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills, computer literacy and suitability to the course they wish to enrol in.


To establish Language Literacy and Numeracy skills, CCM requires students to provide evidence in the form of:

  • a Certificate III or higher qualification; or
  • an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) assessment result of Level 3 or above; or
  • a Higher School Certificate (HSC), or equivalent, with 50% or more, in both Math and English.

For international student’s there is an additional requirement of English proficiency equivalent to IELTS test score of 6.0 or above.

Computer Literacy

As all courses offered by CCM incorporate use of CCM’s online learning platform, whether it be in accessing course materials or submitting course work for assessment, CCM requires all students to have:

  • access to a computer for the duration of the course;
  • access to the internet as required; and
  • computer literacy skills at Level 3 of the ACSF.
Course Suitability

As part of the enrolment process, each student is also interviewed to ascertain their individual interests in undertaking the course, to ensure it is suitable for both their personal and career aspirations. Dependent on the outcome of the discussion, Course Advisors are able to suggest the most appropriate course, location and mode of delivery for the individual student.

See what our graduates say about the course


A holistic health practitioner is skilled at number of holistic health approaches and is able to treat an individual as a whole. There are numerous holistic health courses that could lead to a career as a holistic health practitioner. It's important to choose one from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to ensure quality of training. Once you complete your qualification you can apply for memberships with an industry association. Some industry associations give you access to discounted insurance, which is strongly recommended to have if you intend on setting up your own clinic.

The time of study depends on the holistic medicine course a person studies and the type of study format they choose. A full time format would be quicker compared to a holistic course online. Generally it will take between 1 year - 4 years to become a holistic health practitioner.
Natural health relates to utilising the body’s own healing resources to get well. The body is designed to return to wellness. Our holistic therapy courses focus on activating these inbuilt resources to help people feel improve their own health and wellbeing. They encompass many aspects of natural health including Chinese Medicine, counselling, kinesiology, diet therapy, mind body therapies and energetic medicine.

Download a course brochure to find out more.

When I decided to study Kinesiology, it was important to me that I had the best education possible. I did a lot of research and decided that the College of Complementary Medicine was the only option.
Liesl Frank
I started studying with CCM when I was already working as a Psychotherapist when I realised I needed more than simply ‘Talk Therapy’ to support my clients needs. In my prior training we had not really explored Expressive Therapies or the power role of the Transpersonal but CCM offered the perfect integration of both.
The Transpersonal Counselling Advanced Diploma course has changed my lifestyle, my relationships and my personal and professional goals in life. I now teach Yoga with a different and improved perspective and hold space for my students to incorporate yogic techniques while maintaining a connection to their heart and embracing their own unique rhythm.
The college really is at the cutting edge area of health. It’s quiet frankly an education that is second to none.
The incredible camaraderie and sense of community encouraged at CCM goes beyond the classroom to faculty management and administration. I haven’t experienced this sense of belonging at any other college and found that it made learning so much more enjoyable and valuable.