Dual Diploma in Complementary Therapies & Holistic Counselling

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The dual diploma is for those that would like to hold dual qualifications as a Complementary Therapist and Holistic Counsellor. By combining the two diploma courses, you will only need to complete 7 modules instead of 10, saving you both money and time.

Complementary Therapies
Take a step into the metaphysical journey of the mind, body, heart and soul. A course that triggers a soul awakening and places you on the path to fulfilment. You will learn to assess, heal and guide self and others whether they be clients or loved ones. Discover how to utilise natural and mystical energies for personal development and lifestyle improvements; and explore a myriad of techniques for healing on all levels.
 

Holistic Counselling
Working with the philosophy of balance, this course combines holistic living and esoteric awareness with traditional counselling techniques; bringing together the best of alternative and mainstream wellbeing for the mind, heart and soul.

This is a practical and in-depth course that dives right into the heart of issues that are experienced by people from all walks of life; from letting go to creating happiness; from preventing stress to finding peace; from heartbreak to joyous relationships and self discovery to understanding humanity.

 

Modules:

Module 1 Holistic Counselling I

Module 1.1 Holistic Counselling II

Module 1.2 Holistic Counselling III

Module 2 Metaphysical Studies

Module 3 Crystal Healing

Module 4 Colour Therapy

Module 5 Clinical Practice


Duration: 30 months

"Profound"

When I decided to enrol in the Dual Diploma, without knowing it, I gave myself the opportunity to start an incredible journey.

The course in itself was beyond my expectations; due to the number and variety of topics covered. But more than that, I found that the combination of theory and practice - through learning a technique first and then applying it on myself & others - gave me not only a deeper understanding and precious hands on experience, but also took me through a journey of self discovery and profound healing.

I am truly grateful for all the kind support I received along the way; and I am very pleased for each hour of my time I invested in this study.

Alessandra Viglio, VIC
IT Application Team Leader


Course duration: 25 months plus 5 additional months to allow for the midyear and end of year college breaks. 

Extensions: Students can continue to study beyond the 30 month duration for a monthly fee of $110.

Hours of study:  Approximately 6 to 8 hours per week to complete the course within the 30 month timeframe.

Minimum duration: This course can be completed in 18 months with full time study - 12 to 16 hours per week.  

Study hours are approximate and dependent on the student's study pace. 

Note: The college closes for the month of June and two weeks into July for the  mid year break; and the last two weeks of December and all 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 exams.


Commencement/Enrolment:

Enrolments are accepted throughout the year as placements become available. Students can commence their course as soon as they receive their study materials. (A waiting list may apply during peak periods)

Click here to Register Interest in Enrolment   

Note: Applicants must be 18 years of age or over to enrol. 

 

Study Format:

Home study with tutorial assistance via email.

 

Study Materials (inclusive in course fees):

7 PDF manuals on a USB Flash Drive, 3 crystal reference guides (E-Books), 1 colour therapy reference guide (E-Book), a crystal healing starter kit.  (Dropbox delivery is available for international students or students that don't have a USB drive on their computer)


Course Fee Options  (Incl. GST)

Full Course Payment  (Includes $450 discount)
Course fees:  $4520 payable upon enrolment (concession fee $3920)
                                           Students paying upfront receive all study materials upfront.

Exam fees:  $150 payable when the student is ready to commence their exams.


Module Instalments:  
Course Fees: $4970 (concession $4370) payable in instalments as per below 
                                          Students will receive each module upon payment.

Exam Fees: $150  payable when the student is ready to commence their exams.

Students may enrol and pay for one (or more) modules at a time as follows:
Module 1 Holistic Counselling I $765
Module 1.1 Holistic Counselling II $735
Module 1.2 Holistic Counselling III $735        
Module 2 Metaphysical Studies $765
Module 3 Crystal Healing                 $965 or $865 without the crystal kit
Module 4 Colour Therapy $665                    
Module 5 Clinical Practice  $340

Exam fees $150 

Concession Fees: $100 less for modules 1 to 4

 Crystal kits are only available for students living in Australia. ***NOTE: We have a limited number of crystal kits available and once these go we will no longer be supplying crystal kits with this course. Students will need to source their own (a recommended list will be provided).

Students paying in instalments must commence with module 1. They can however also purchase module 2  if they wish to integrate their studies. 

Note: Payment options are upfront or per module only. No further payment plans are available.



Prerequisites:

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.

"Thoroughly enjoyed"

I have thoroughly enjoyed doing the Dual Diploma and have learned a lot that I can apply to both my professional and personal life.

K.B.,VIC



  

Modules:

Module 1 HCA102 Holistic Counselling I (239 pages)

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 styles 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.

  • The holistic approach
  • Living a holistic lifestyle
  • The physical body 
  • The intellectual body
  • The emotional body
  • The spiritual body
  • Meditation
  • Breathing exercises
  • Qi gong exercises
  • Visualisation
  • Facilitating meditation
  • Counselling awareness
  • Counselling skills
  • Counselling processes
  • Integrating Counselling into a healing session
      

Module 1.1 HCB1108 Holistic Counselling II (286 pages)
Modules 1.1 and 1.2 expand on units introduced in module 1 and comprehensively cover advanced counselling topics, skills and techniques; focusing on mental and emotional wellbeing, healthy families and relationships, life fulfilment and living to one's potential.

  • Holistic living evaluation
  • Counselling styles
  • Counselling skills
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Sleep
  • Memory
  • Acceptance
  • Letting go
  • Journaling
  • Effective communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Motivation
  • Mastering emotions
  • Anger management
  • Guilt
  • Forgiveness
  • Stress management
  • Fear
  • Emotional sensitivity
  • Emotional intelligence

Module 1.2 HCC1209 Holistic Counselling III (238 pages)

  • Mastering emotions II
  • Loneliness
  • Disappointment
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Grief
  • Happiness
  • Gratitude
  • Group dynamics
  • Family
  • Parental styles
  • Temperaments in children
  • Happy families
  • Family communication
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Life stages
  • Relationships
     

Module 2 MSD202 Metaphysical Studies 
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.

"Life Purpose"

I  have really enjoyed the course and experienced many new insights into my inner self and life purpose. I have emerged with a great sense of self love, kindness and compassion in not only myself but in the world around me; along with invaluable tools and experience to assist others with their healing in the future.

Natalie Goss, VIC



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.

  • The chakra system
  • The auric system
  • The psychic senses
  • Soul groups
  • Esoteric communication
  • Laws of the universe
  • Numerology
  • Coffee cup reading
  • Bagua & intuitive feng shui
  • Manifesting
  • Altars & rituals
  • Archangels
  • Sound healing
  • Lunar energy
  • Totem animals
  • Past life work
  • Ancestral healing
  • Sacred runes
        

Module 3 CHG302 Crystal Healing (118 pages)

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.

  • Structures and formations
  • Crystal configurations
  • Myths and history
  • Crystal healing theories
  • Choosing crystals
  • Symbolism in shapes
  • Self and environmental placement
  • Crystal maintenance
  • Crystal wand
  • Healing preparations
  • Placement of crystals
  • Healing techniques
  • Distant healing
  • Crystal gridding
  • Crystal elixirs  
  • Holistic properties of over 150 crystals

 

Module 4 CTY402 Colour Therapy (136 pages)

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.

  • History of colour therapy
  • Understanding light & colour
  • The effects of colour
  • Sensing colour
  • Contraindications
  • The colour wheel
  • Holistic associations of colour
  • Choosing colours
  • Colour applications
  • Light therapy
  • Emotions & colour chart
  • Colour in the home and office
  • Colour healing meditation
  • Drawing analysis
  • Mandalas
  • Colour readings
  • Solarised water

 

Module 5 CPS502 Clinical Practice (68 pages)

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

  • The role of disease
  • Health history & consent form
  • The consultation
  • Consultation assessment
  • Client and healer goals
  • Healer preparations
  • Environmental preparations
  • Client awareness
  • Stages of a healing session
  • Limitations
  • Healer maintenance
  • Supervision
  • Contraindications
  • Case studies
  • Ethics and professional conduct
  • Identifying your destiny
  • Business practicalities and requirements
  • Workshops
  • Career options
  • Professional boundaries
  • Metaphysical business preparations

"Easy to Understand"

The dual diploma in Holistic Counselling and Complementary Therapies has been the most amazing course to undertake. 

I wanted to study a course that helped me to understand the connection between a person's mind, body and spirit; how imbalance in one of these impacts on the others; and to to correct those imbalances and improve overall well-being. This course certainly taught me all of this but it also taught me a lot more. 

It was a personal journey during which I learnt self-acceptance, self love and empowerment. It was my own personal life coach increasing my awareness of living a holistic, nurturing and balanced lifestyle. It guided me to live in sync with the energies of the universe (seasons, phases of the moon etc.). 

It has made me a better person and I look forward to passing on to others all that I have learnt. 

Thank you NEC for providing a course that I feel was made just for me. The content was interesting, easy to understand, the activities were fascinating and fun and I always felt very supported.

Meagan Wittchen, SA
Registered Nurse


 

General Information:

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 each time they submit their assessment activities and any time they have questions pertaining to their course. 

Currency: 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.

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.

Please note: Government benefits, assistance or funding such as Austudy and centre link study allowance are not available with this course. 

Computer/software requirements for Manuals: Recent or the latest versions of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player (these can be downloaded free from the internet); up to date Antivirus software; USB drive (see below for alternative); Sound Card; a Media Player  - Windows Media Player or Quicktime (media players can be downloaded free from the internet). and Microsoft Word (or a compatible program). Students will need internet access in order to email their assessments, correspond with the college and receive college updates.

- The manuals can be sent to students via Dropbox, if their computer does not have a USB drive.

- Old 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.


 

FAQ

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.

Are there exams? 
You will complete an online open book written 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.

"Depth of Knowledge"

When I first started this course, it was for my information only - or at least I thought so. I now realise the depth of knowledge gained and this has allowed me to acknowledge I will be offering Holistic Counselling sessions, utilising my counselling and complementary therapies knowledge, combined with my Reiki and Reflexology skills.

Thank you for this excellent course.

Julie Marchetti, WA
Reflexologist


Who is this course suitable for? 
Professional:

  • People that would like to embark on a new career as a Complementary Therapist and Holistic Counsellor
  • Existing practitioners that would like to incorporate the modules of the diploma course into their practice.

Personal:

  • People that would like to learn more about holistic living and healing for their own health and wellbeing as well as that of their friends and family.
  • People that are embarking on or continuing a journey of spiritual and/or self discovery.
  • Anyone with an interest in natural healing and metaphysical energies. 

Upon graduation, what qualifications does the course provide me with? 
Upon successful completion of the Dual Diploma, graduates gain the qualification and title of Complementary therapist (or Holistic Healer) and Holistic Counsellor. This will entitle them to advertise, gain practitioner insurance and work as a Complementary Therapist and Holistic Counsellor 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:

  • Diploma of qualification as a Complementary Therapist and Holistic Counsellor
  • Statement of results
  • Graduation letter
  • A professional reference letter

    All courses are nationally accredited with the Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association
    and recognised by the International Institute of Complementary Therapists.
     
                                                                                  
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