With the new National Health Training Package HLT07 to have only been released this year, all Natural Medicine students embarking on a journey in Shiatsu & Oriental Medicine now need to participate in a full time 18 month training. On recommendation of the Shiatsu Therapy Association Australia and with support of some of the well known Colleges in Oriental Medicine, Certificate IV in Shiatsu has been taken out of the Health Training Package.
While this is perhaps difficult time wise for some students who only wish to study this subject for 6 months, it is in actual fact a welcome development for both students and their future clients, for it means a better foundation , extended knowledge, more technical know how, with therefore a much better service to clients and the community, and better job opportunity for practitioners.
Students or practitioners with Certificate IV like in any other profession can upgrade their skills by partaking in the new diploma course or participate in short intermediate courses to meet the new criteria set by all the Shiatsu Associations and Insurance companies. Zendo Health has formed an official partnership with TNQIT which guaranties the new graduates better training,, a higher Nationally accredited award with better job opportunities.