Delve into the mind, body, heart and soul as you learn to heal, support, guide and enhance your and your client's health & wellbeing.
The Diploma in Complementary Therapies is our signature course. Inspired by ancient wisdoms and practices and a modern understanding of humanity, the world and beyond. Presented in a unique format of modules, this course is exclusive to Natural Energies college.
It is inspiring, creative, practical and insightful and will have a life changing impact on you and your clients.
Course duration: 20 months plus 4 additional months to allow for the midyear and end of year college breaks.
Extensions: Students can continue to study beyond the 24 month duration for a monthly fee of $110.
Hours of study: Approximately 5 to 8 hours per week to complete the course within the 24 month timeframe.
Minimum duration: This course can be completed in 14 months with full time study - 10 to 16 hours per week.
Study hours are approximate and dependent on the student's study pace.
Note: The college closes towards the end of May until mid July for the mid year break; and mid December until the end of January for the end of year break. During the college breaks, students can continue to study, but they cannot submit work or conduct their case study exam.
Enrolments are accepted throughout the year as placements become available. Students can commence their course as soon as they receive their study materials.
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Note: Applicants must be 18 years of age or over to enrol.
5 PDF manuals on a USB Flash Drive, 3 crystal reference guides (E-Books), 1 colour therapy reference guide (E-Book). (Dropbox is available for international students and also students that don't have a USB drive on their computer).
I had never studied online before; was a little daunting; however the assistance was very impressive.
The email communications never kept me waiting long; replies were always fast and helpful.
I never just felt like a number whilst being a student at Natural Energies College.
I enjoyed my course very much; there were challenging times where I lost motivation; but as I learnt and began to understand concepts better I found my passion spark up again.
Many thanks to the NEC team; very grateful and excited.
As a result my career opportunities can continue to be widened.
Reiki I & II (or equivalent)* are prerequisites for the Diploma course. These certificates may be completed prior to or during the Diploma course. Students may choose their own Reiki teacher /school from their local area.
* An equivalent level of hands on healing (energy healing based) study may be accepted in substitute of the Reiki Certificates. Accepted substitutes** include Pranic Healing, Sekhem and Therapeutic Touch. Other similar levels of energy healing may be considered upon written request.
** The substitute modality must involve placing or directing the hands on or towards a client with the intention of healing via energy (not through tactile manipulation such as massage).
A copy of your Reiki I and II (or equivalent) certificates must be submitted to the college prior to commencement of Module 5.
Focusing on traditional and holistic counselling techniques for awareness, empowerment, guidance and healing. This module is divided into three main sections - Holistic Living - delving into the mind, body, heart and spirit; Meditation - learning to facilitate various forms and style of meditation for individuals and groups; and Counselling - understanding the mind and its contribution to health and happiness and exploring counselling skills and processes that students can incorporate into holistic healing sessions.
Module 2 MSD202 Metaphysical Studies (373 pages)
In this comprehensive module we examine the subtle energies that support and connect the mind, body and spirit. This is combined with exploration of the soul, encouraging the student to uncover their intuitive and spiritual strengths and learn practical methods for refining and expanding their skills in this area.
Explore esoteric signs and messages; make your own runes, learn to read a coffee cup, conduct rituals, manifest, discover the laws of the universe, meet your guides and totem animals, explore magical lunar energy and more. This module contains a myriad of esoteric topics, each practical, creative, detailed and enjoyable.
Students are taken into the beautiful and mystical mineral world, which often creates the foundation for many integrated healings. Most students find this module introduces them to what quickly becomes a passion as they examine theories behind crystal healing, explore the use of crystals for analysis, elixirs, gridding and learn various healing techniques that can be used on their own or incorporated into a holistic healing session.
Having completed the Diploma in Complementary Therapies course, I had no idea how much impact the course content would have on me at such a personal level.
I feel I have grown so much from the activities that are incorporated into the course.
I look forward to putting into practice what I learn and helping other souls on their journeys
Highly recommend this course to everybody.
In this module, we take a look at a kaleidoscope of colours and their effects on the mind, body, heart and spirit. Using a variety of colour applications, from swatches, meditation and elixirs to mandalas, hands on healing and chromotherapy torches; students will learn how to use colour for healing, analysis and readings as well as utilizing colour psychology for the home, office and lifestyle.
Students will be taken through the step by step process of incorporating all the modules to create an integrated healing session that will suit the individual needs of each client. How to prepare a healing environment; healer maintenance; the dynamics of an in-depth consultation and professional conduct are all covered within the module to ensure the student is ready and confident in facilitating a healing as a complementary therapist
Manuals: The manuals are very comprehensive, have a flexible weekly study schedule and are comprised of a balance of theory and practical activities. Meditations are delivered on sound files within the manuals so that you are able to take yourself through each meditation. Activities are delivered in a step by step process and where relevant are accompanied by video clips making them easy to follow for students of all levels.
Tutorial Assistance: Written feedback and guidance is provided to students as required, when they submit their assessment activities and any time they have questions pertaining to their course.
Additional course materials: In order to complete this course, students will need the following crystals:-
- 1 Amethyst cluster (size of half of your palm or larger - choose a flat cluster, that has small crystals, so that it is like a plate that can hold other crystals.)
- 1 Satin Spar Selenite (without an apex - i.e. without a pointy end. Both ends should be flat or rounded)
- 1 Quartz pendulum (e.g. clear, amethyst, rose, citrine or smoky - single terminated)
- 2 wands (preferably clear quartz and rose quartz - single terminated)
Upon enrolment, students will be provided with pictures and information on choosing the above mentioned crystals.
plus:- A variety of small tumbled crystals, ensuring you have at least one of each of the chakra colours. Aim for approximately 40 tumbled stones. A typical variety might be:-
- agate, amazonite, amethyst, apatite, aragonite, aventurine, bloodstone, calcite, bronzite, carnelian, chrysoprase, citrine, purple fluorite, fossil, garnet, hematite, howlite, iolite, jasper, kunzite, kyanite, lapis lazuli, lepidolite, mookaite, moonstone, obsidian, prehnite, pyrite, small quartz points, rhodonite, rose quartz, rutilated quartz, sardonyx, smoky quartz, sodalite, tiger's eye, tourmaline, unakite, zebra stone.
(Aim for tumbled stones that are more flat than rounded, so that they don't roll off if placed on top of someone when lying down)
Currency/Payments: All course fees are in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST. Payment options (without GST) are available to students living outside of Australia.
All payments are strictly non refundable.
Please note: Government funding such as Austudy and Centre Link study allowance are not available with this course.
Advancement: Students that successfully complete this diploma may continue their studies with the Diploma in Holistic Counselling in order to also gain qualifications as a Holistic Counsellor. Graduates of the Diploma in Complementary Therapies only need to complete the two additional counselling modules and exams in order to gain their diploma qualifications in Holistic Counselling.
I highly recommend this course if you are on a journey of self healing or wish to learn more to help others. It fully equips you with all the knowledge to help others and to open your own business in complementary therapies. A very professional college and Stephanie was there to encourage, support and guide every step of the way.
Accreditation: All courses offered by Natural Energies college are recognised by the International Institute of Complementary Therapists and Nationally Accredited with the Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association, enabling graduates to obtain membership with the AHHCA or IICT and gain practitioner insurance in order to practise professionally.
I highly recommend this course if you are on a journey of self healing or wish to learn more to help others.
It fully equips you with all the knowledge to help others and to open your own business in complementary therapies.
A very professional college and Stephanie was there to encourage, support and guide every step of the way.
Computer/software requirements for Manuals:
Out of date operating systems may need to be updated in order to enable full functionality of the PDF manuals.
Course schedule, fees, syllabus & course conditions are subject to change without notice in order to maintain up to date information and meet any new industry standards and AHHCA regulations.
Is this course suitable for beginners or advanced students?
Modules are presented with methods that accommodate and support all levels from beginners to intermediate and advanced. A varied structure of topics, theory and activities allow beginners to adjust at a gradual and comfortable pace whilst providing advanced students with innovative, stimulating activities, thought provoking discussion and the support and guidance to fine tune areas of previous study whilst gaining new skills.
What type of homework do we receive?
Homework activities are designed to assist you in developing the necessary skills of a healer. The majority of assigned work will be practical. Upon practising each activity, you will then type up a summary of the activity; your observations and the outcome and submit this to the college via email.
You will need to practise your new skills on friends or family as well as engaging in self analysis and self healing activities. Therefore whilst you are learning, you are also creating a happier, healthier life for yourself and your loved ones. By doing so, you also become a positive role model for your clients as well as developing an empathy towards the processes that you will be taking your clients through.
How often do I need to submit work?
Assessment activities must be submitted monthly (at least). If you are unable to submit work for a particular month, that's fine as long as you notify the college via email prior to or during the month in question. The college will provide you with a recommended quota of activities to submit each month; however you can increase (up to 9) or decrease (down to 1) this quota to suit your lifestyle. If you submit less than the recommended monthly quota, then it is just a matter of catching up in other months.
Do I need to attend classes on campus at any time during the course?
No, the entire course is delivered via correspondence. Tutorial assistance is available via email. Students will submit their work via email.
I do not live in Australia. Can I still enrol in your courses?
Yes, our correspondence courses are available to overseas students from New Zealand, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Overseas* students may enrol in any of the certificate and diploma courses in holistic counselling, complementary therapies, colour therapy, metaphysical studies and crystal healing.
* Exclusions may apply. Please email the college if your country or region is not specifically listed above.
* Student visas are not available with our courses.
Are your certificate and diploma courses available nationally in Australia?
Yes, our correspondence courses are open to students living in Australia nationwide, country and cities: Melbourne Victoria, Sydney New South Wales, Brisbane Queensland, Perth Western Australia, Adelaide South Australia, Hobart Tasmania, Darwin Northern Territory and Canberra. All certificate and diploma courses in holistic counselling, complementary therapies, colour healing, metaphysical studies and crystal healing are available to Australian students.
Are there exams?
You will complete an online multiple choice exam (in your home) for each module plus a clinical practice exam comprising of one case study.
What is involved in the clinical practice case study exam?
The clinical practice exam requires you to take one volunteer client through weekly healing sessions for 7 weeks. You will have supervision and guidance via email to assist you with planning and facilitating your case study sessions. The aim of the clinical practice exam is to provide you with experience in your chosen field and to build your confidence in working as a holistic healer. The case study healing sessions are conducted in your own home or at a wellbeing centre in your local area, if you have access to this.
Having now completed the diploma, I feel confident and competent to begin working with clients.
Being a registered nurse I also feel passionate about working alongside mainstream medicine.
It has been a wonderful journey of self discovery which has challenged and inspired me to reach my potential.
Stephanie has been a wonderful teacher and mentor who motivates, encourages and supports her students to believe in themselves.
Who is this course suitable for?
Upon graduation, what qualifications does the course provide me with?
Upon successful completion of the Diploma in Complementary Therapies, graduates gain the qualification and title of Complementary therapist (or Holistic Healer). This will entitle them to advertise, gain practitioner insurance and work as a Complementary Therapist and gain full practitioner membership with the Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association or the International Institute of Complementary Therapists.
Complementary Therapies and Holistic Counselling are part of a rapidly growing industry, providing graduates with a multitude of career options including working in integrated health centres, aged care services, private practice, adult education (workshops, short courses and meditation classes), spiritual and metaphysical guidance to name but a few.
What do I receive upon graduation?
Upon graduation you will receive a: