How to Apply

Full-time entry Trimester 1 intake

Applicants who are intending to apply to more than one institution and all current Year 12 students must apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), listing the Southern School of Natural Therapies in their preferences.

You can apply directly for courses/programs listed in the VTAC Guide at SSNT if you are:

  • NOT currently studying Year 12 in Australia and
  • Intending to submit an application only to SSNT

VTAC applications forms are found in the VTAC guide, available online and from schools and newsagents. If the VTAC deadline has passed, apply directly to the school by contacting the Course and Careers Advisor for more information.

VTAC preference codes for Full-time entry Trimester 1 intake

Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Myotherapy): 9250192532
Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy): 9250192502
Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine): 9250192562
Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice: 9250192062
Diploma of Remedial Massage: 9250192552
Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine): 9250192572
Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine): 9250192582
Diploma of Health Science: 9250192592

Part-time and Mid-year entry

Apply directly to the school by contacting the Course and Careers Advisor for more information.

Current students

If you are a current student and are interested in enrolling in or changing into a new course, please contact Student Services.

Course Upgrades and Pathways to a Degree at SSNT

Are you looking to build your career? If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. We offer guaranteed credit for the qualifications below. If you have completed another qualification, we will review this carefully to ensure we provide you with credit towards our degrees whenever appropriate.

Contact us for more information on upgrades and pathways and to apply.

National CodeQualification titleTHINK QualificationNumber of subjects creditedCredit pointsSubjects to complete THINK qualCredit points to complete
HLT 61012 Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine) 24 240 12 120
HLT 60512 Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) 36 360 12 120
HLT60112 Advanced Dip Western Herbal Medicine Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine) 24 240 12 120
21920VIC Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy) Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Myotherapy) 12 120 24 240
HLT 50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Myotherapy) 8 80 28 280

Please note: standard entry requirements still apply. Please contact us for more information.

For more information call 03 9415 3333

Entry requirements

If you are applying for Special Consideration, this requires you to submit a CV, covering letter and an interview may be required.

Completion of a First Aid Certificate, Working with Children Check and a Police Check is required for clinical placement prior to undertaking clinical subjects.

Study Now and Pay Later

Most Australian citizens are eligible for Commonwealth Government assistance schemes for Diploma and Bachelor level courses. These schemes allow you to defer part or all of your tuition fees.

Eligible SSNT students can access:

  • FEE-HELP loan scheme for SSNT Higher Education Degree courses
  • VET FEE-HELP loan scheme for SSNT's Diploma Vocational Educational qualifications

Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above the minimum threshold ($49,095 in 2012-13)

Upon successful entry into your chosen course, you can complete the relevant Government assistance application form or nominate to pay upfront at the start of each academic semester.

Course credit

Course credit and recognition of prior learning are available, contact our Course and Careers Advisor for application information. Certified testamurs and transcripts are required from recognised institutions and must be supplied with your application.

Enrolment Procedure

VTAC applicants
Once you receive your VTAC Letter of Offer, contact the School and request a registration form. You must have already completed your admission interview.

Direct applicants
Prospective students can register their details and apply for their chosen course after attending an admission interview (application is given out in the interview).

Additional documentation

The following additional documentation is also required along with your completed registration form:

  • Certified copy of either your passport, birth certificate or Australian citizenship
  • Certified copies of VCE school results, certificates, diplomas, degrees, further education
  • Passport-sized photograph
  • Certified copy of driver's licence (if available) or Keypass
  • Copy of resume if over 21 years of age

Please note: the Southern School of Natural Therapies requires all personal identification documents, academic transcripts, certificates and prior results to be certified.

Once your completed registration form and additional document are received, SSNT will contact you via email and post with information when the enrolment period opens up with instructions on how to enrol in your preferred subjects.

For further information please phone (03) 9415 3333, email us or come along to one of our information sessions.

Need to change your details?

To update your contact details with the College, fill out the following form, and then submit to Student Services.

Student Privacy Policy

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Terms and Conditions

For more information on the Terms and Conditions of your enrolment, click here.

A full list of policies and procedures can be viewed here.