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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Diploma: Therapeutic Aromatherapy 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
36097  Diploma: Therapeutic Aromatherapy 
ORIGINATOR
Sonett International Academy (Pty) Ltd 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Advanced Certificate  Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services  Preventive Health 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  240  Level 5  NQF Level 06  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2020-07-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2020-07-30   2022-07-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The purpose of the qualification: Diploma in Therapeutic Aromatherapy is to provide the learners with the necessary skills, knowledge and training in order for them to be able to be professional Therapeutic Aroma-therapist in the Health Science and Social Studies field.

The two-year, Therapeutic Aromatherapy program is aimed at nurturing and producing Therapeutic Aromatherapy and Holistic Therapy specialists with a strong foundation in the principles and skills of Therapeutic Aromatherapy.

The aim of the course is not only to equip the learner for employment opportunities upon graduation, but also to develop the learner`s intellectual, creative, perceptual and technological abilities, thereby allowing for more increasing competence and independence. The learner is thus equipped to adjust to the ever changing, Therapeutic Aromatherapy and Holistic Therapy environment.

The purpose of the qualification: Diploma in Therapeutic Aromatherapy is thus to enable the learner to choose any of the following career paths and employ herself as a successful Therapeutic Aroma-therapist in the Health Science and Social Studies field.

Rationale for the qualification:

The Diploma in Therapeutic Aromatherapy is designed to meet the needs of those learners who want to progress in the field of Therapeutic Aromatherapy and Holistic Therapies. The qualification will assist those who make Therapeutic Aromatherapy their chosen path.

The qualification in Therapeutic Aromatherapy will provide and offer the skills, knowledge and understanding of the field that is essential for qualifying and will allow learners to reach their full potential of advancement.

Many different career and work opportunities are linked to and affected by this qualification. They include, but are not limited to:
  • Own Holistic Therapy or Health Clinic
  • Beauty Salons
  • Pharmacies
  • Health Spa
  • Column writer for Health and Holistic Magazines
  • Therapeutic Aromatherapy Clinics
  • Therapeutic Aroma-therapists on Ocean Liners

    This qualification will help the learner at Level 5 to get the requirements of such a qualification, knowledge and understanding of Therapeutic Aromatherapy, as well as a detailed practical understanding of the Health Sciences and Social studies field. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This qualification assumes that the learner is competent in the language of instruction of the provider. Grade 12 or an equivalent qualification with literacy, communication and numeral skills.

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

    This qualification may be achieved in part through the recognition of relevant prior learning and through prior experience as a practitioner in one of the sub-fields of Therapeutic Aromatherapy and Holistic Therapy. Providers are required to develop structured means for the assessment of individual learners against the exit level outcomes of the qualification on a case-by-case basis. Such procedures and the assessment of individual cases are subject to moderation by independent-assessors. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    N/A 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    On achieving the qualification: Diploma in Therapeutic Aromatherapy, the learner will be able to operate in an advanced Therapeutic Aromatherapy and Holistic Therapy environment.

    The qualifying learner is capable of selecting, operating and managing, in the following careers.
  • Own Holistic Therapy or Health Clinic
  • Beauty Salons
  • Pharmacies
  • Health Spa
  • Column writer for Health and Holistic Magazines
  • Therapeutic Aromatherapy Clinics
  • Therapeutic Aroma-therapists on Ocean Liners 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    The learner has a comprehensive understanding and is competent of the following components of the qualification: Diploma in Therapeutic Aromatherapy:
  • Science and Chemistry
  • Dermatology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Business Practice and Communication skills
  • Psychology
  • Blending of oils
  • Code of Practice
  • Practical Instructions
  • Counseling and Listening skills
  • Practical use of Therapeutic Aromatherapy
  • Case Histories

    Integrated Assessment:

    In the assessment strategy as a whole, evidence must be demonstrated through a variety of options: case studies, problem-solving assignments, portfolios of learning materials, projects, written, oral and practical examinations. National and International external examiners assigned by professional Therapeutic Aromatherapy and Holistic Therapy bodies assess the practical and theoretical examinations. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The qualification: Diploma in Therapeutic Aromatherapy is internationally comparable. The CIDESCO (Comite International D`esthetique et de Cosmetology) International Aromatherapy Practical and Theoretical Exam are done by the learners. The learners are assessed by External International Examiners. The learner can after completing the qualification: Diploma in Therapeutic Aromatherapy employ herself in the International field of Health Science and Social Studies and receive International recognition. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this qualification may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Anyone assessing a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this qualification or assessing this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2006; 2009; 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    The language of instruction is Afrikaans/English. The textbooks and notebooks are both Afrikaans/English. The International Exam is English and National Exam is Afrikaans. The majority of learners are Afrikaans, but lecturers in both languages assist all the learners, if problems may arise. 

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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