The Australian College of Aromatherapy

Here at the Australian College of Aromatherapy, we are committed to providing all our students with flexible, affordable, and quality distance education in the specialist field of aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy is a blossoming industry, and is fast gaining traction within the community due to a cultural shift towards natural health and living. This has never been more exemplified than in the popularity of natural beauty ranges, essential oils companies, aromatic candles, and the therapeutic application of scent to influence one's moods.

The Australian College of Aromatherapy has been at the forefront of this cultural shift, advocating for education and training in aromatherapy (and its natural complementary therapies) for close to two decades. We are proud of our place within the Australian aromatherapy community, and are grateful for all the support we have received from other aromatherapy pioneers and all our students.

We know that, should you choose to study with the Australian College of Aromatherapy, you will be learning from the expertise of the qualified and experienced aromatherapists in a supportive environment. Be part of this new aromatherapy age, enrol today!


Our History

Bringing you the very best online training

ACOA has endeavoured to provide even more for those interested in the art of Aromatherapy to describe our many different patrons, clients, and friends who love essential oils as much as we do. Proudly Australian owned and operated.

Our Mission

We are proud of our unique holistic focus

Our team endeavours to bring you a diverse, contemporary selection of industry accredited courses available in flexible home-study formats that will prepare you for professional practice.

Our Aims

Provide a positive environment conducive to learning

To provide a programme of practical and theoretical activities which reflect the philosophies and principles of complementary medicine.

Dedicated Team

Friendly staff offering the best possible support.

We have a great team that are dedicated and committed to helping you achieve your aromatherapy goals.

Gwendoline Ford

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

With over 25 years of experience and expertise in aromatherapy as a practitioner, presenter, accredited trainer and course developer, Gwendoline is well qualified to guide you through your journey into aromatherapy and other complementary natural therapies.

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Gwendoline FordDirector Australian College of Aromatherapy
Industry Recognition

ACOA Certificates and Diplomas courses are recognised by both the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) and Holistic Health Associates International (HHAI). Please contact one of our friendly student advisors to discuss recognition prior to enrolment.

Learn Something You Love


Our holistic approach enables both a broader scope of learning whilst simultaneously promoting your own wellness. Our dedicated team is committed to delivering you the very best in quality products and services at all times. The ACOA aims to enable our students to:

Acquire an understanding of complementary health and healing from a holistic perspective whilst developing an understanding of complementary therapies in relation to traditional medicine.