The Diploma of Ayurvedic Lifestyle consultation, HLT52615, Cricos code: 0100555
is a course from the Australian Government’s Health Training package. It has 18 Units of competency, out of which 5 of them are core Ayurvedic units, and are taught in 12 modules, see below.
HLTAYV001 Develop Ayurvedic practice
HLTAYV002 Make Ayurvedic lifestyle assessments
HLTAYV003 Provide Ayurvedic bodywork therapies
HLTAYV004 Provide Ayurvedic lifestyle advice
HLTAYV005 Provide advice on Ayurvedic nutrition
At Health Institute Australasia, these are taught in the following way
UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE NATURE OF YOUR MIND AND BODY
The Foundations of Ayurvedic medicine, its fundamental philosophy, and history.
Overview and introduction to the unchanging nature of Ayurvedic science, with an experiential understanding of its utility as a healing science.
- The science (veda) of life (ayur)
- Origins and history (ithias) of Ayurveda and the philosophies of India
- Evolution of Ayurveda (avataran)
- Philosophy of Ayurveda
- Sanskrit and illustrate its calligraphy (practicum)
PROCEEDINGS OF THE COSMOS: THE WISDOM OF THE AGES
Ayurveda recognises that whatever is present in the universe, also presents itself in the human body. This is one of the basic principles of Ayurveda.
a. Central principles
– Creation theory: History and background concerning the origin of life and consciousness
– Macrocosm and microcosm
– The essential inherent universal principles present in the five great elements, panchamahabhootas
– Three primal qualities, gunas
– Three biological principles, doshas
b. Classical principles and practices
c. Relationship of Ayurveda to holistic health, mental health; life mission and success.
DISCOVERING YOUR AYURVEDIC BODY TYPE Constitutional analysis AYUPRKTI
Students are introduced to the concept of the three doshas and how Ayurveda conceives the body-mind in health and disease.
a. Nature, prakruti
b. Ayurvedic Body types
c. Defining the Ayurvedic Body, Sharira:
Anatomy and physiology SHAR-1
- Understanding the healthy body through Western anatomy and physiology
- Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology
– Knowledge about how the tridoshas (vata, pitta, kapha) work in our body
– assessment of body types;
– understanding the physiology related to the sub-doshas.
– how to correlate qualities, functions, and places of doshas in our body.
d. Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology SHAR-2
– The sub-doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha that function within our body.
– Detailed understanding of the essential and present condition (prakruti and vikruti).
– Assessment of doshic imbalances.
– Determination of subsequent methods to rectify imbalances.
– Clinical understanding of seven tissues (dhatus).
– Metabolic function of dhatus and their affect on well-being.
e. Ayurvedic Physiology SHAR-3
– Working knowledge of channels (srotas) and their role in health and disease.
– The role of agni in clinical physiology and pathology.
– Knowledge of what is endo-toxicity, ama and how it takes form in our bodies
– Factors responsible for causing physical and mental ama.
Ayurvedic and Yogic approaches in working with the mind.
Co-requisites: Yoga and Meditation
SYMPTOMATOLOGY AND DISEASE
Students are more deeply grounded in how Ayurveda conceives the body-mind in health and disease and are taken through the process of:
- Understanding the fundamentals and nature of health and disease
- Ayurvedic Clinical Diagnosis
- Ayurvedic Clinical Pathology
- Pulse Diagnosis
AYURVEDIC NUTRITION & EATING RIGHT WITHOUT DIETING
Aahar: Ayur Nutrition & Clinical Nutrition (AHR)
a. Ayurvedic and Western views of Nutrition. AHR-1
Introduction to nutrition. Understanding ayurvedic and Western food fundamentals and eating for health.
b. Diet and Constitution AHR-2
– Eating for health.
– The energetics of different types of food and recipes can then be selected after taking into account an individual’s diet and constitution.
c. Ayurvedic Kitchen Herbs. AHR-3
– The use of medicinal fruits, vegetables and the study of 22 commonly available Ayurvedic kitchen herbs
– Their application in a clinical setting to bring about balance to the mind-body.
d. Ayurvedic Cooking for Nutrition
e. In the kitchen (practicum). AHR-4
The knowledge and skills to prepare Ayurvedic sattvic meals, recipes for different seasons and
the significance of Ayurvedic cooking in Ayurvedic psychology, yoga, and meditation sciences.
f. Food and Mood AHR-5
– Food and subtle energy.
– Diet, mind, and yoga.
g. Ayurvedic Clinical Nutrition AHR-6.
h. Food as medicine. AHR-7
- Treatment of various diseases and disorders using food as medicine.
AYURVEDIC HERBOLOGY AND MATERIA MEDICA
Herbs are nature’s healing gift to humankind and have been used for their maintenance and curative purposes throughout history by almost all of the cultures in the world.
– Ayurvedic Materia Medica I: Introduction to Ayurvedic medicine.
– Ayurvedic Materia Medica II: Carriers (anupana)
- Ayurvedic Materia Medica III: Herbal preparations and usage for different conditions.
– Ayurvedic Materia Medica IV: Study of tailam (medicated oils) and ghritam (medicated ghee), their preparation and selection for different conditions.
– Ayurvedic Materia Medica V: Ayurvedic Herbology & Pharmacology
VIRILIFICATION, REJUVENATION, AND LONGEVITY (RASVAJ)
- Health, Longevity and the Disease process
- Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapies (rasayana) RASVAJ-1
- Virilification and Aphrodisiacs (vajikaran) RASVAJ-2
- Introduction to the five physiological detoxification & purification processes,
the 5 actions (Panchakarma therapy)
CREATING HEALTH THROUGH BALANCE (SVRIT)
a. Ayurvedic Psychology and Spirituality 1
– Non-physical aspects of ayus (life) that play a critical role in physical and mental health
and enhance our consciousness.
b. Ayurvedic Psychology & Spirituality II
– Three gunas, antahkarana (mind, ego, intellect, and consciousness) and life-supporting diet, (ahara), lifestyle (vihara), and conduct (achara).
c. Ayurvedic Psychology & Spirituality III
– The psychological development of the Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant.
This period will include un-supervised clinical work wherein students will be required to continue with the therapies that they learnt in their practicum and complete a number of case studies for each therapy at their own location.
IMPROVING LIFE USING THE WISDOM OF THE AGES
Practical Tools for Health, Personal Development, and Stress Management
- Concept of exercise in Ayurveda
- Stress management
- Fundamentals of Sanskrit – calligraphy (practicum)
- Purification and cleansing therapies
- Knowledge and skills to assess cases
REVITALISATION THROUGH AYURVEDIC MASSAGE AND ALLIED TREATMENTS
- Principles and fundamental techniques of massage. AYMAS1
- Ayurvedic massage principles. ABH1
- Relaxation Massage practicum AYMAS1
In addition are the remaining thirteen common units, namely:
HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection. Online
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships. Online
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people. Online
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance. Online
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice. Online
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status. Online
HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety. Online
HLTAID003 Provide first aid.
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning. Online
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people. Online
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease. Online
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability. Online
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues. Online