Diploma in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine

New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine Limited

Subject area

Naturopathy and Homeopathy




3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have extensive skills in holistic natural medicine methods and be able to enter private practice as naturopaths and medical herbalists within the community. They will also be eligible for enrolment at bachelor level natural medicine study.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Candidates must demonstrate they meet the University Entrance requirements as defined by NZQA or fulfil one of the following modes of entrance: Admission ad eundem statum Special Admission Discretionary entrance NCEA University Entrance Standard: Candidates must have: * NCEA Level 3 o Three subjects - at Level 3, made up of: o 14 credits each, in three UE approved subjects * Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of: o 5 credits in reading o 5 credits in writing * Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of: o achievement standards - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or o unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required). Cambridge International Examinations: Candidates must have: * A minimum of 120 points on the UCAS Tariff at A or AS level from any syllabus groups from those available in NZ which are broadly equivalent to those in the approved list of subjects for NCEA with a minimum grade of D in at least three different syllabus groups (excluding Thinking Skills) ; * A minimum D pass in IGCSE or GCSE Mathematics or any mathematics passed at AS level; * A minimum E pass in any one of AS English Language, Language and Literature in English, Literature in English. Other Qualifications: May be deemed equivalent to the university entrance standard either on their own or in combination with NCEA (as specified by the NZ universities vice chancellors committee) Special Admission and Mature Entry: Persons over the age of 20 years who are NZ or Australian citizens or Permanent Residents may enrol without having obtained university entrance at the decision of the Programme Management Committee. (PMC)

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$5,647 $16,940
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,545 $31,635
Total $16,192 $48,575

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $25,832
Earnings range N/A
In employment 55%
In further study 35%
On a benefit 15%

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Scholarship information

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Ian Campbell Scholarship

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Determined annually by the Trustees

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 580 2376
Fax: (09) 580 2379
Email: auck@chinesemedicine.ac.nz
Web: http://www.chinesemedicine.ac.nz

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Where does this information come from?

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