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Practitioner Consultant

Find out how to become a practitioner consultant in the Natural Therapies sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Practitioner Consultant is $51,350 - 75,500 annually


What does a practitioner consultant do?

Practitioner consultants in Natural Therapies are trained naturopaths who provide practitioners, clinics, and retailers advice on herbal medicine and treatments. Employment for this role is expected to grow very strongly to 2022, from 20,900 workers in 2017 to 26,800 by 2022. 17,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

Read more about the natural therapies industry.

What skills do you need to be a practitioner consultant? 

Practitioner consultants in this sector are well-versed in the field of natural medicine and can provide sound advice on potential treatments their clients can administer.

  • Highly educated in the field of herbal medicines and therapies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for providing guidance and advice on this field of health care
  • A good understanding of psychology and biology
  • Excellent listening skills to determine the needs of their clients
  • Able to keep up-to-date with the latest medical research and critically analyse findings
  • Able to present solutions and ideas with confidence

Practitioner consultant quick facts

Most practitioner consultants in the Natural Therapies sector are found in the health and social field. Here are a few key facts on the role of a practitioner consultant.

  • Average Hours Worked
    42.1 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Health care and social assistance; other services; and education and training
  • Average qualification level
    Recommended qualification levels for practitioner consultants start at a Bachelor level

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.


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