Are you interested in studying Homeopathy and wondering where you can study?
Although homeopathy has been in existence for over 250 years, many people are not aware of its effectiveness at stimulating the body’s own healing energies. However, it has benefited millions of people from countries all over the world, and as each person is different, homeopathy is prescribed on an individual basis. For instance, two people might be suffering from the same illness e.g. a migraine, however, individual symptoms can vary enormously, and different homeopathic remedies are prescribed according to the physical symptoms, mental and emotional symptoms and the general sensitivities of the person concerned.
There have been numerous clinical trials of homeopathy which show positive results, the list below is from the Faculty of Homeopathy’s research website, which lists all of the trial details:
- childhood diarrhoea
- hay fever
- post-operative ileus
- respiratory tract infection
- rheumatic diseases
Therefore, many who have experienced the beneficial effects of homeopathy for themselves, or their family, are often interested in learning how to use homeopathic first aid treatments, and once they have seen how quickly results may be seen, may wish to study homeopathy in depth. I have listed some possibilities below for the Australian population. There are excellent homeopathy schools online.
Right now is the best time for Australians to start to study homeopathy because we are on the cusp of experiencing a boom in homeopathy in Australia.
This list was last updated July 2023.
Homeopathy study options for Australians
E-Learning Course in Classical Homeopathy
This course contains the full teachings of Prof. George Vithoulkas based on the highest educational standards according to the principles of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. It has already been accredited by many medical universities around the world and is accredited by the Australian Register of Homeopaths (AROH).
The Course covers five Thematic Units: Theory, Materia Medica, Repertorization, Levels of Health and Cases and Analysis, in ten Training Modules. The pioneering theory of the Levels of Health will enable the students to deeply understand the process their patient is going through, when to apply what potency, how often to repeat it, and what to expect as a reaction.
Course Duration: Two years
ARoH Accreditation: Yes
Title: Diploma of Homeopathy
Features of the course: Moderator who answers student questions in a forum; Tests; Final Online Exams; Extensive Notes; Questions for each video/lecture; Portions of books from Hahnemann, Kent, Vithoulkas for each video/lecture and Study Guide.
This course is suitable for:
- Beginners who wish to study Homeopathy and the core elements of practise.
- Practitioners of other alternative sciences eg. Ayurveda, Herbalists, Massage etc.
- Naturopaths who have qualified in Australia and wish to strengthen their knowledge of Homeopathy
- Doctors, pharmacists, dentists, medical scientists and pathologists who are interested in knowing more about Homeopathy.
- Practising Homeopaths who wish to strengthen their clinical skills and knowledge or wish to contribute towards research
E-Learning College of Natural Health & Homeopathy
The College of Natural Health & Homeopathy (CNHH, formerly Bay of Plenty College of Homeopathy) has been providing professional training in homeopathy since 1989. Based in New Zealand but available worldwide via state of the art interactive online learning platform, CNHH is fully accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and approved for student loans and allowances (some Australians may qualify for financial assistance.) The NZ Diploma of Homeopathy (Level 6) is accredited by the Australian Register of Homeopaths (AROH) for professional registration in all States of Australia.
The course content is based upon educational guidelines developed by the European and International Council of Homeopaths since 1991. Our aim is to teach students the essential knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to become independent and accountable healthcare practitioners. Our homeopathy curriculum integrates the study of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, conventional drug action, psychology & social sciences, research theory, ethical practice in contemporary health care alongside the history, philosophy and practice of homeopathy.
Our faculty and staff are dedicated and experienced professionals, highly trained in the areas to which they teach and support. They maintain professional registration and continuing education in their fields. Students are provided technical, academic, clinical and pastoral care support throughout their training.
Graduates become part of our family of alumni– many of whom are highly successful practitioners that mentor and teach and serve the homeopathic community in New Zealand, Australia and internationally.
Course Duration: 4 years part time or 2 years full time
Delivery: Online with state of the art student learning platform for teaching, assessments and interaction with our team of professionals. Periodic face2face gatherings with video linkages take place depending on local public health safety guidelines.
ARoH Accreditation: Yes
Commences: “Rolling enrolments” provide the opportunity to enrol at any time and flexible course progression.
Title: NZ Diploma of Homeopathy (Level 6)
Features of the course: Flexible, online learning with excellent student support. Options for face2face or secure video links to clinical training, tutorials and study groups. Recognition for Prior Learning and cross crediting options; some financial support options; bridging opportunities to accredited (in NZ) animal homeopathy specialisation as well as other natural health modalities.
This course is suitable for:
- People who want to pursue a career in Homeopathy. We provide comprehensive, relevant training to prepare our students for successful professional practice.
- For practitioners of other natural health therapies, allied health or conventionally trained medical professionals who wish to expand their knowledge and include homeopathy as part of their clinical services. (RPL available).
- Short courses available for beginners and consumers who want to be empowered to use homeopathy at home for common minor ailments.
Read more about study options on www.cnhh.ac.nz (Video link chats with our enrolment team are available to discuss any questions about our programmes.)
Switch on Health, QLD, Australia (E-learning)
Switch on Health is an Australian college offering courses in a range of natural therapies modalities including Homeopathy and is the only Australian college currently offering courses approved by the ATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society).
Title: Advanced Diploma of Homeopathic Practice. This course is online and as well you need to complete clinic hours in a homeopathy clinic.
ARoH Accreditation: Yes
Course duration: 3 years part time (you can work through the modules faster to finish earlier than this if you choose).
Delivery: E-learning plus 200 face to face clinic hours at a homeopathy clinic.
Course Details: Advanced Diploma in Homoeopathic Practice. This qualification is designed to equip graduates with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to be successful practitioners. Delivery is online, allowing you to study where and when you want, and at your own pace. Simply login and learn. Tutor support is available throughout, together with a supportive peer network that is facilitated by the college. Practical Clinic training can be undertaken with one or more supervisors in your local area, with an allowable percentage of Clinic training also able to be completed online. Our mission statement: Everyone has the right to a happier and healthier life.
The School of Homeopathy, UK
The School of Homeopathy was established by Misha Norland in 1981 and is the longest running homeopathy school in the UK. They offer online homeopathic certification courses with excellent online tuition: a Foundation Course; Diploma of Homeopathy and Advanced Homeopathy. They also have a Summer School in June so that students from Australia can meet up with other students and undertake intensive five-day lectures. Over 4,500 students in more than 80 countries have studied with them. AROH and AHA recognise qualifications from this college.
Title: Diploma Homeopathy/ Higher Diploma
ARoH Accreditation: Yes
Course duration: 4 years
Delivery: Attendance, correspondence and e-learning options are available
Read more about The School of Homeopathy Diploma of Homeopathy
The Academy of Homeopathy Education (AHE) New York
AHE offers part-time and full-time didactic and clinical homeopathy training live online via real-time interactive video conferencing. AHE was established by Denise Straiges and Alastair Gray (who spent two decades practicing/teaching in Sydney, Australia). They are committed to raising the bar in homeopathy education and clinical training worldwide and offer flexible times to ensure that students around the globe have the opportunity to study. Denise and Alastair visit Australia each year and, enrolment numbers permitting, will supplement live training in Australia.
Course duration: Two-year and four year programs are available
ARoH Accreditation: Pending
Delivery: Interactive, live streamed classes
Read more about the Academy of Homeopathy Education New York
AHA student membership is free
Student membership of the Australian Homeopathic Association (AHA) is free. AHA Student membership is available to students of any health modality residing in Australia or New Zealand or those in other countries who are studying at an Australian institution. You can sign up by clicking here.
AHA General membership is open to the public
- discounts for AHA events and conferences
- AHA publications in both hard copy and electronic form
- password protected access to the AHA website
- items produced by the AHA and free advertisiing of a certain size in the AHA national newsletter.
Homeopathy student groups
Student group at The Harbord Homeopathic Clinic, Sydney
This clinic has a homeopathic student group for those who are studying homeopathy online with any of the colleges overseas. The aim of this is to bring students together, to help counter the possible feelings of isolation when studying online. The clinic also takes interns who come for a day or a week for clinical practice experience.
When: Student group is once a month. Interns may approach the clinic anytime and are accepted according to availability.
Delivery: Student group is in a circle with tea, humous, crackers and lively discussion on a chosen topic.
Learning for interns is from a variety of methods.
Student group at The Healing Homeopathy Clinic, Perth
This clinic has a homeopathic student group for those who are studying homeopathy online with IACH and George Vithoulkis.
When: Student group is once a week Thursday morning 10.30am.
Delivery: Student group is in a circle with discussion of certain difficult concepts.
Contact: Please phone 0452223617 Dimple Kirpalani
“You are about to embark on the most amazing journey of your life… The study of homeopathy will inspire you, challenge you and change you. You will learn about nature and how it interacts with human nature. You will forge life-long relationships as will find your place in a community of dedicated healers working towards positive change in health and wellness”. From the AHE website