We brought our study course to Australia in 1988,
and have been providing homeopathic education to Australian students
for nearly 20 years! Our course combines the flexibility of home
study with the rigorous training needed to become a successful homeopathic
practitioner. That’s because students can blend in-depth independent
work with hands on, face-to-face training through seminars, workshops
and a clinical supervision process. Study groups also provide community
and support to your independent work.
The School of Homeopathy is recognised by the Society of Homeopaths in the UK, has Advanced Standing with the Australian Register of Homeopaths (AROH) and is recognised by Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS), so you are assured of an in-depth, quality programme which leads to insured practice. Once you have qualified, you will be a confident, competent homeopath who can go out there, roll up your sleeves, and get to work helping people at the core level of their illness.
Our flexible approach means that you can begin your study with
the programme at anytime, choose when and where you study, and to
what level. You can even ‘port’ the course from one
country to another; and you have an open invitation to attend classes
and clinics at our home base in England. All this adds up to making
our course the most in-depth and flexible programme available. Read
on and see why so many have trained with us.
Our programme progresses through four levels (see the courses
section of the site for more detail). For those that wish to practice
homeopathy we offer our highest Certification the School of Homeopathy’s
Practitioners Diploma, this course consists of:
Time: 3/4 Year
Study: Homeopathy Units 1 –
Audio recording: 96 CD’s,
Clinical Observation & Practice:
10 cases plus Seminars, Workshops &
Study Groups (120 hours)
Clinical Supervision: 10 cases
with 2 follow-ups each
Medical Science: Anatomy &
Physiology and Pathology & Disease (sold as separate courses)
Each year of the course is divided into easy to manage Units, which
you study whilst listening to the CD lectures from the School and
reading the specially selected books. The CD recordings bring the
best of the classroom teachings to you at home. You get numerous
CDs of patient cases with discussions as well as generous amounts
of supporting information, examples of student work and model answers.
During the course you are guided through the topics by reference
to books and supporting explanations, descriptions, and diagrams.
You are able to check your progress and reinforce your learning
through self-assessment questions and model answers. At the end
of each Unit you write up your assessments and then send them off
to your personal tutor. All our tutors are highly skilled mentors
and experienced professional homeopaths. Most of them studied with
us at the School of Homeopathy.
Each course is accompanied by a book list that is essential reading
for your study. We offer these books with a 15% discount through
Advanced clinical observation is critical to becoming a good homeopath. Australian students are required to attend a total of 120 hours of face-to-face learning sessions, over the duration of their course. These sessions can take the form of clinics, study groups, seminars, summer schools, workshops, supervised case taking and supervision. The main focus of these sessions is to be on case taking, case analysis, prescribing and case management. Time spent in case taking supervision is included in the required 120 hours. We have put together a variety of sources for clinical events in Australia you can read more about these in the events section. We also hope that students are able to attend one of our 7 day Summer Schools in the UK but appreciate this is not always possible.
The Australian Homoeopathic Association (AHA) run excellent
seminars throughout the year. Presenters are always carefully chosen
and special rates are available for students.
AROH qualified practitioners run local seminars from time
to time. Details of these are often advertised in the state AHA
newsletters. Subject to demand, Jo
Clarke, our Australian Supervisor will also run 2 weekend sessions
(16 hours each) a year in new South Wales. We also hold yearly International
Summer Schools at the School in the UK. These 7-day events are especially
created for International distance learning students and are led
by the School’s principal Misha Norland and other senior faculty
members. The main focus is on video cases and group work. One Summer
Schools expose students to 50 hours of clinic hours and case taking.
They are a great place for students to meet face-to-face getting
to know one another and the School of Homeopathy.
These are an ideal way of developing an in-depth understanding
of case management and prescribing. They also provide opportunities
for networking with other students and practitioners. Jo
Clarke, our Australian Supervisor, runs study groups in New
Our supervision network programme means that we take students
right through to clinical practice. Australian students can work
with our professionally trained Australian Supervisor, Jo
Clarke, or with one of our professionally trained UK supervisors.
You can also submit an application to work with someone you choose
locally. If you cannot find a suitable local supervisor, then you
may contact someone in our network of specially trained distance
supervisors, and communicate via email and telephone. We work with
you to find the best solution for your individual needs.
This is the highest level diploma offered by the School of
Homeopathy. There are no formal examinations; rigorous external
assessment is provided through completion of the comprehensive assignments
sets, with high standards of tutor marking. The full Practitioners
Course Diploma is equivalent to UK vocational Degree level or NVQ
Level 1 and will ensure your homeopathic career the best possible
We also offer various intermediate certificates and diplomas so
you can complete just one section of the Programme , have a break and
then continue with another section at a later date if you wish.
Four main stages of certification are awarded by the School
for students progressing through the Programme , plus certificates
on completion of Alternative Training’s Anatomy & Physiology,
Pathology & Disease, and Nutrition (optional) courses.
Units 1-2 completed with tutor marking and only if the student
does not wish to continue onto the Foundation Course.
Units 1-7, 20 hours of face-to-face session.
The Foundation Diploma plus:
Units 8-14, 5 cases and 20 hours of face-to-face session, A&P
The Introduction into Practice Diploma plus:
Units 15-18, 5 cases and 40 hours of face-to-face session, P&D
All seminars/summer schools taken over the duration of the
course can be counted towards the clinical certificate plus completion
of A&P and P&D.
A further 40 hours of face-to-face sessions, bringing the total
clinical hours up to 120.
The Advanced Diploma certificate and Clinical certificate
18-36 months Casework under supervision (Portfolio of 10 cases with
2 follow-ups each)
In order to become a professional member of the Australian
Homoeopathic Association and to obtain insurance cover and recognition
by health fund providers, it is necessary to become registered with
the Australian Register of Homoeopaths (AROH). We have ‘Advanced
Standing Recognition’ from AROH and have tailored the Australian
course to meet their requirements. The clinical AROH requirements
are met as part of the course with us, therefore you will not be
required to sit a clinical exam. Our Australian home study programme is also recognised by the Australian Traditional Medicine Society
so there is another route to registration and insurance through
them that does not require any exams. By joining our home study
course you are assured of receiving a high standard and quality
of education, service and care.
Our Australian Programme is similar to our UK Programme. Since
the School of Homeopathy is a recognised leader in homeopathic education,
the UK diploma , given on completion of our Practitioner Course,
leads to immediate registration in the UK. The UK programme is fully
accredited by The Society of Homeopaths who are one of British representatives
on the European and International Councils for Classical Homeopathy.
The Society of Homeopaths was established in 1978 and is the largest
organisation representing professional homeopaths in the UK.
AROH - The Australian Register of Homoeopaths (AROH)
ATMS – Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
SoH - The Society of Homeopaths
ABCC - The Association of the British Correspondence College
BHMA - The British Holistic Medical Association
CMA - The Complementary Medical Association
HCPF - Homeopathy Course Providers Forum
NANHE - North American Network of Homeopathic Educators
HMA - The Homeopathic Medical Association
CHC - Council for Homeopathic Certification
WCSH - West Coast Homeopathic Society
ARH - Alliance of Registered Homeopaths
PHA - Portuguese Homeopathic Association
NASH - North American Society of Homeopaths
NCH - National Center for Homeopathy
Please read more about our courses and the School
on the rest of the site and if you have any questions please contact