About the Principal

Gwendoline Ford, a highly qualified Natural Therapist and Clinical Aromatherapist, is the Director and Principal of the Australian College of Aromatherapy.


With over 17 years of experience and expertise in natural therapies and aromatherapy as a practitioner, presenter, accredited trainer and course developer, Gwendoline is aptly qualified to guide you through your journey into aromatherapy and other complementary natural therapies. Her knowledge and experience in these areas are invaluable to those serious about their own career and personal development.


Gwendoline's background highlights her pivotal role in how aromatherapy is viewed in Australia today; as an educational officer on the Board of the International Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Association (IAAMA) at the time it transitioned from the IFA Australia branch, Gwendoline was instrumental in lobbying for Aromatherapy to become nationally recognised in Australia.

In fact, many of the primary competencies in the Aromatherapy Training Package today came from Gwendoline's developed courses at the time. Included also was the Advanced Diploma in Aromatic Medicine - which put Australia among world leaders in the area of Medical Aromatherapy.

Gwen's Personal Motto

I wholeheartedly love and believe in this quote:

"Be kinder than necessary for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."


Gwendoline is a published author in this area and has had her writing published in popular natural health magazines like Nature and Health and Insight Magazine, as well as more mainstream newspapers like The Courier Mail in Queensland. Her tireless efforts have helped change the history of aromatherapy in Australia and the way in which many natural forms of therapy are viewed by governmental bodies and the wider community. Gwendoline also has a blog www.gwendolineford.com dedicated to holistic health, natural therapies, personal and professional development and everything in between.

As someone who believes passionately in offering high-quality courses which are accessible and affordable to those wanting to explore and enhance their knowledge and experience of natural therapies and aromatherapy, Gwendoline is proud to introduce a new form of learning, Flexible - Modular - Learning, that will allow students the unique opportunity to study where and when they want with minimal fuss.

A word from Gwen:

"Training in Natural Health has never been more enjoyable, with our easy and affordable Flexible - Modular - Learning!

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