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Advanced Diploma of Integrative Complementary Medicine

Our Advanced Diploma of Integrative Complementary Medicine course is our most comprehensive functional medicine course, incorporating all areas of holistic health training. As an advanced diploma, it allows you to become an incredibly well-rounded practitioner that can offer an integrated set of health solutions.

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Become a practitioner that is able to help your clients achieve optimal health and wellness by integrating all aspects of body and mind

If you are keen on acquiring a broad set of competencies in natural therapy and a very strong diagnostic framework addressing both physical and mental wellbeing, then you will find this complementary medicine course fulfilling and empowering. The following key areas of natural medicine are covered: Kinesiology, Chinese Medicine Theory, Counselling & Practitioner Development, Nutritional Biochemistry, Food Therapy, Mind Body Medicine and more.

This fascinating complementary medicine course teaches you how the mind extends throughout the body, coordinating and communicating with every cell of our body. Studies have finally supported what came naturally to earlier thinkers like Plato; that an optimal approach to treating illness may be a holistic one—combining physical tools like diet, acupressure and postural corrections along with lifestyle-oriented approaches focusing on emotional wellbeing and psychological health.

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19th February 2024 – Sydney

14th March 2024 – Melbourne

Delivery Modes

Full-time On-Campus (Sydney & Melbourne, open to international students

Course Structure

See timetables for more info on course structures.


24 Months



Course Fees

2024 Adv. Dip. of Integrative Complementary Med.

Payment Plans

Payment plans available.

Start your journey and find out more with a FREE ONLINE DISCOVERY SESSION

Join us online. It’s the best way to find out more about our college, courses, integrative complementary medicine study options, career outcomes as well as discover if this course is right for you.

All attendees receive generous discounts towards their diploma studies.

Format: Online
Duration: 2 Hours

Why more people choose to study with us?

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A Career-focused approach

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.

Our goal is to excite your passion and help you graduate with the skills and confidence needed to work in this growing field.

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Great Employment Outcomes

Our Integrative Complementary Medicine graduates are very successful in the clinic with graduate surveys showing average earnings over $110,000.

Start earning an income sooner as this program enables you to open your clinic or private practice while you are completing the second year of study.

A CCM Kinesiology practical training session.

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.

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Heart centered approach

We favour small class groups and a personalised teaching approach to create strong bonds with our students, and a more intimate learning experience. We strongly believe in the human-to-human connection between client and therapist, and strive to embody that in our teaching style.

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The 10708NAT Advanced Diploma in Integrative Complementary Medicine course 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 with our Kinesiology courses and Mind Body Medicine courses. These courses can provide additional specialist skills in your preferred areas.

Testimonials from our students

“I did the ICM course as I wanted to learn more about Chinese Organ theory, and what it could provide not only myself, but my clients. Doing the ICM course changed the quality of the sessions I was offering my clients. My Clinic has doubled in 1:1 clients over the past 12 months. Not only can I support them in my unique style, that is quite intuitive, I am able to add the knowledge of the ancient wisdom of Chinese Philosophy to support them to integrate the impact of specific psychology that is contributing to their symptoms. Thank you David Corby for adding this amazing course to the offerings at CCM. I am grateful I had the opportunity to do such a course.”

Tracey Gillis Sinclair 

MBM, Kinesiology & ICM Graduate

“I’m immensely grateful to have studied ICM as it really permitted me to accurately integrate the knowledge learned in the MBM diploma and add more depth and clarity to subjects I previously shied away from. Being able to really pick the brains of teachers, who are experts in their modalities, regarding real life clients and receiving support on extended treatment plans really gave me the confidence I needed after MBM. You gain a range of additional tools from aromatherapy, structural techniques, TCM analysis and nutrition therapy, as well as a more profound understanding of various chronic disease/conditions and the clinical approaches to provide your client with the most holistic healing.  This course empowers you as a practitioner provides you with the knowledge and application skills to see visible shifts with your clients. I cannot recommend it more to all those who wish to learn, grow and  help others heal intrinsically.”

Myriam Wach

Diploma of Mind Body Medicine and Advanced Diploma of ICM Graduate

What’s in our Integrative Complementary Medicine course?

Get ready to embark on a varied and empowering journey delving into the following areas:

Kinesiology, Counselling and Practitioner Development

Includes the core of our other complementary medicine courses helping you become the best practitioner you can be. We teach you kinesiology to help your client connect their mind and body.  We also teach you to work effectively on a person’s physical body which is essential to restoring their overall balance and addressing blockages throughout their body.

We believe that the interaction between the client and therapist is crucial to the outcome. We teach client-centred counselling techniques and have a unique practitioner development program so that you become the best practitioner you can be.

Chinese medicine theory & acupressure

Here we draw from the 2,500-year strong wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As we believe an integrative medicine course in Australia should include aspects of Chinese medicine.

As the intellectual base for the program’s unique mind-body diagnostic system, you will learn Chinese diagnostic methods, the 5 elements and Bagua constitutions, the deep flows of the meridians, and how to select acupressure points to help your clients emotionally and physically.

Mind body medicine

Discover a comprehensive system for unpacking the meaning of specific symptoms and their link to major psychological patterns, a person’s behaviour and their body.

Graduates are then empowered to use a body psychology system along with counselling techniques to address the psychological drivers behind conditions.

Body therapy

Discover how to pinpoint problems and ease pain via a combination of orthopaedic and joint mobility assessments, trigger points and myofascial release techniques.

Nutritional biochemistry & food therapy

Nutrition is an important part of any good holistic training. By learning nutritional biochemistry, you will gain the knowledge needed to advise your clients on a dietary program that specifically tackles their condition.

Mitochondrial Therapy and Research

Mitochondrial therapy is crucial in understanding and helping people with autoimmune disorders. It explains the basis of everything from cancer to ulcerative colitis. Students also learn how to research and write treatment protocols for specific conditions. This enables graduates to feel confident working on just about any condition.

Western medicine pathology & 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.

Aromatherapy massage

Discover how to apply aromatherapy (oils and massage therapy) to specifically address your clients’ needs and enhance their wellbeing.

Career Opportunities

This course helps create well-rounded 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. Our Advanced Diploma graduates have been very successful in their clinics which is a reflection of their learning, training, expertise and skills.

Payment Plans

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 free discovery sessions and short courses.

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Our 11203NAT Advanced Diploma of Integrative Complementary Medicine is a nationally recognised qualification

This program is recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and by leading industry associations:  

Nationally Recognised Training logo
Australian Kinesiology Association logo
Australian Institute of Kinesiologists logo

Frequently asked questions

A holistic health practitioner is skilled at a 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 complementary medicine 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 and 4 years to become a fully qualified 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 improve their own health and wellbeing. They encompass many aspects of natural health including Chinese Medicine, counsellingkinesiology, diet therapy, mind body medicine and energetic medicine.

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Enrol into a course at CCM

Enrolling into an integrative medicine course at the College of Complementary Medicine is simple, you can find lots of helpful information on how to apply  and our entry requirements. Beginning your journey into complementary health with CCM is a rewarding experience and we’re here to support all of our students as they progress. Find out more about our wider range of courses, and simply contact us if you require any further assistance.


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