My decision to study at Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine was only made after careful consideration of every option available within Australia. Correspondence courses were quickly discounted, as regular classroom interaction is essential in this field of study. The Institute’s weekend course enabled me to undertake my studies on a full time load basis, whilst maintaining a part time job. I am pleased with the education provided, and the lecturers were always very helpful and supportive. Studying the Diploma of Natural Medicine, Diploma of Herbal Medicine and Graduate Diploma of Clinical Acupuncture, has given me a sound base from which to practice Natural Medicine. Since graduating in 1999, I have also completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine). This would not have been possible without the great foundation that the Institute gave me over my 3½ years of study.