The New Zealand Certificate in Aroma Science (Level 5)

The New Zealand Certificate in Aroma Science (Level 5)  "The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under section 249 of the Education Act 1989, and Aromaflex International Aromatherapy School Limited Trading as Aromaflex Academy is accredited to provide it under section 250 of the Act".

The aim of this qualification is to produce graduates that are equipped with the underpinning specialised knowledge of essential oils, methodology and application methods to feel confident in natural product manufacturing and prescribing for the benefit of client care and safety to be an autonomous practicing Aroma Science Therapist.

The programme is divided into four courses.  The programme includes topics on pure essential and plant based carrier oils, the art of blending, photosynthesis, chemistry, special topics on specific health conditions, research, methods of production and safety, client charts and building a professional practice.  These four courses are divided into:  

*  Stage 1 Aroma Science; - includes course book, handbook, assessment papers, 25 essential oils and 5 carrier oils.  

*  Stage 2 Aroma Science' - includes course book, assessment papers, 20 essential oils and 5 carrier oils.  

*  Stage 3 Aroma Science; - includes course book, assessment papers, 20 essential oils and 5 carrier oils.  

* Stage 4 Aroma Science; - includes course book, assessment papers and a product making pack (hydrosol, beeswax, cocoa butter and containers).

Our objective is to provide students with an advanced way of learning about Aromatic medicine and its use within your own professional practice/and or home.  To explore and develop an understanding of the science and issues around the production and composition of essential oils and related products, in order to safely practise and prescribe.  To explore and develop methods of making natural products, using other organic plant materials and related products.  To develop in-depth knowledge of essential oils, hydrosols and carrier oils.  To develop an awareness of current research into essential oils science and associated products used in practice and evaluate its usefulness in professional practice, e.g. Midwives and pregnancy, breast cancer, massage therapies etc.

Graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in Aroma Science will be able to provide the health sector and complementary medicine industry with people who can provide specialized knowledge in essential oil science and prescribed application methodologies in client care and product manufacturing, working within the professional health and safety scope of practice.

Delivery and Assessment:  Distance and blended.  800 hours of self-directed and blended study for one year.  Assessment methods include workbook, study work, client consultion charts and examination.  Further details found in the enrolment brochure below, with the choice to study with medicinal grade aromatherapy products or your own.

Student loans are available to NZ & Australian Students (conditions apply).

Downloadable Information

To begin your enrolment immediately, fill in the forms found in the NZ Certificate in Aroma Science enrolment pack and the enrolment form found below and forward to enrolments@aromaflex.co.nz 

AromaScience Enrolment Pack

NZ Aroma Science Enrolment Brochure.pdf

AA Generic Enrolment Form