Diploma Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies

Delve into the dynamic therapy of Shiatsu – a traditional Japanese Massage technique that provides a holistic approach to manage heath & wellness. This modality assesses, modifies and harmonises the Ki (Life Force) of an individual.

Course Description

" When you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything "

   Lao Tzu

Shiatsu is based on the theory of the 5 elements, and it is widely used as a maintenance treatment.  It has been shown to be beneficial to conditions such as: Asthma, Allergies, Headaches and Migraines, Stress and Fatigue.

The Oriental Therapies component comprises of: Pulse, Moxibustion, Diet Therapy, Gua Sha and Cupping.

Duration, 12 Months, Classes One Day a Week

Practical sessions will be held at Melbourne University, Hawthorn Campus.

Entry Requirements

Prior to enrolling in this training programs learners must complete a suitability process.
Applicants must obtain the HLTAID003 Provide first aid qualification. It is also a requirement of The Collective Wellness Institute that all applicants complete a Literacy & Numeracy Test prior to enrolment if they have not received a nationally recognised training qualification at Certificate IV level or above.

Participants who wish to complete the qualification within 12 months will be required to study at least 30 hours per week. Participants with existing underpinning skills and knowledge may complete the qualification within a shorter timeframe based on their application to achieving completion of the required learning and assessments




  • Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies Practice Essentials
    • Practice Essentials
      • CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
      • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
      • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
      • HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
      • HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
      • BSBSMB403 Market the small business
  • Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies Assessment
    • Assessment
      • HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
      • HLTSHU005 Perform Shiatsu Therapies Health Assessments
      • HLTSHU004 Perform Oriental Therapy Health Assessments
      • HLTAAP003 Analyse and respond to client health information
  • Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies Treatment
    • Therapies Treatment
      • HLTSHU001 Work within a framework of traditional oriental medicine
      • HLTSHU002 Develop Shiatsu practice
      • HLTSHU006 Provide Shiatsu therapy treatments
      • HLTSHU007 Provide oriental therapies treatments
  • First Aid
    • First Aid
      • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies Practice Management
    • Practice Management
      • BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
      • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
      • HLTSHU009 Monitor and evaluate traditional oriental medicine treatments
      • HLTSHU003 Maintain personal health and awareness for traditional oriental medicine practice
      • CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system
      • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies Special Needs
    • Special Needs
      • HLTSHU008 Adapt Shiatsu and oriental therapies practice to meet specific needs

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