We have listed below our most Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have a question that hasn’t been addressed below please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help you with any query.
How long does it take to complete a Diploma?
Diploma subjects take approximately 18 months to complete, based on 20 hours per week including class and home study time. This can take longer depending on work and life commitments. Cert IV massage takes approximately 6 months.
How long is each course module?
Modules are usually 2 – 4 full days or 4 – 8 evenings equivalent. Our prospectus clearly outlines time commitments for each module.
Are you a Government Accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO)?
Yes, our courses are fully recognised in Australia (RTO 40815). This means, should you need recognition for Higher Education or other courses, cross crediting may apply.
WHAT is aN RTO?
Only Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) can provide nationally recognised training that has been registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
RTO’s are required to uphold high standards, including maintaining consistent industry engagement to ensure that the skills & knowledge that they are teaching are of high quality and continue to be pertinent to future employers and the relevant industries involved. Therefore RTO’s can be audited at any time during their registration by their governing body ASQA.
WHY STUDY WITH AN RTO?
When choosing to study with an RTO in Australia, students are provided with accredited training, meaning it aims to give them everything they need to succeed in their chosen industry area. Only RTO students are eligible for free membership to the industry bodies of their chosen modality. Furthermore, learning is a life long process. All studies undertaken with RTO’s count towards future studies as they are accredited in the national system and therefore eligible for cross credits in the future.
What is youR refund policy?
A registration fee of 25% on each unit is required to secure a place and is credited towards the cost of the entire unit. This registration fee is non-refundable.
An application for refund of course fees under any other circumstance must be made in writing to Aminya Academy. A seventy five percent (75%) refund is available up to ten working days prior to the commencement of the training program. No refunds of any course fees are available where cancellation is made less than ten (10) working days prior to the commencement of a training program or if course material has been released. However, participants will be provided with an option to transfer to an alternate course where practical.
Refunds will be considered for students who fall ill or are injured to the extent that they can no longer undertake the course providing a supporting Medical Certificate is supplied to Aminya Natural Therapies Academy. In all other cases, refunds are at the discretion of the Partners/Directors of Aminya Natural Therapies Academy and may be negotiated on an individual case by case basis
A full refund of enrolment fees will be made if a course is cancelled by Aminya Natural Therapies Academy for any reason.
Aminya Natural Therapies Academy will not be held responsible for students’ ancillary costs, (i.e. transport and accommodation) resulting from the cancellation of courses.
Can I receive any recognition for prior learning (RPL)?
Yes under certain conditions. If you can provide evidence from previous courses or work experience (for example, nursing or other relevant qualifications), RPL may apply and you may not need to redo some subjects. Subject to approval from our campus Principal, and must meet Goverment RTO criteria. RPL fee applies. There are also some specific requirements if you wish to be recognised by health fund providers. Our student liaison team can advise you.
Can I study online?
Some theoretical modules are offered using an online classroom component from the convenience of your home or office. Others involve home study such as Anatomy and Physiology and Subtle Aromatherapy. As a registered training organisation, all practical subjects are completed face to face on campus or in a clinic setting. Online courses are not recognised by most professional organisations.
HOW DOES THE PAYMENT PLAN WORK?
We offer students an interest free, mutually agreed fortnightly or weekly direct debit arrangement, based on the course fee divided by the time to complete (max 18 months). The pace at which you take the course should be in line with the payment amounts. There is a non-refundable enrolment fee of $250 to cover administration and the RPL (recognition of prior learning) fee is a fixed amount per course competency.
DO YOu accept foreign Students?
As at yet, we do not hold CRICOS, which enables us to service International students. However, if you are happy to be placed on the waiting list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and we will be happy to get in touch once we have our CRICOS ready.