Southern School of Natural Therapies (SSNT) creates outstanding complementary medicine practitioners by offering high-quality training and therapy courses through degree programs, diplomas, certificates and short courses.
Many of our courses were the first of their kind to be accredited in Australia. As a student you get access to world-class training, an extraordinary community of like-minded teachers and students, and real-world clinical experience before you graduate.
The Wellbeing Centre gives you the chance to apply all the skills you’ve learnt in a theoretical way, and apply them physically in a real environment where the cases that come in aren’t from a textbook.
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Think Education’s Fitzroy campus is located in the vibrant Brunswick Street district (near Melbourne’s CBD) which is famous for its eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants and nightlife.
Connecting students to industry is part of our passion. Many of our lecturers and tutors are experienced industry practitioners who run successful clinics. As a student you benefit from their insights and connections to leading organisations such as Blackmores, and will also have access to regular industry talks, visits and workshops on campus. Study with us and gain industry recognition by professional associations and regulatory boards including ANTA and NHAA.
Kath is known as an experienced and innovative manager in tertiary education, having led large strategic educational initiatives, and possesses strong teaching and learning leadership skills. She most recently displayed these qualities as Dean of VET College at Victoria University, a dual sector University in Melbourne.
Karen has worked in Higher Education for over 20 years, including management positions at University of Melbourne and the Health Professions Council (London), as well as a number of roles at Birkbeck College and University of London.
Tim holds an Honours Degree in Sports Therapy as well as post graduate teaching qualifications and has held numerous academic positions in the UK and Australia. Tim is also a published author on orthopaedic assessment, injury management and musculoskeletal healthcare.
The Southern School of Natural Therapies is the longest established school of its kind in Australia. Pioneered by Alfred Jacka in 1961 it was originally known as the Victorian Branch of the Australian National Association of Naturopaths, Osteopaths and Chiropractors. The school gained its current name in 1981 and is now part of Think Education – an award winning higher education and vocational training provider.