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.



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

"Easy to read"

I found the course to be easy to read and understand, with a great deal of information. I have learnt so much but most importantly, I have cleared a lot of my own stuff whilst doing the course. I now have a much better understanding of myself.

Helen Donato
Photocopy shop owner

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.


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).  (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:  $4420 payable upon enrolment (concession fee $3820)
                                           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: $4870 (concession $4270) 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. The exam fee is a one off payment for all modules combined; not per module.

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                 $865 
Module 4 Colour Therapy $665                    
Module 5 Clinical Practice  $340

Exam fees $150 

Concession Fees: $100 less for modules 1 to 4

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.


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.


I now have confidence in applying the knowledge and skills acquired.... I use this gained awareness in every aspect of living and teaching. I feel at peace with myself.... Thank you for an enjoyable journey. This confirms my purpose in life.

Corrine Brown
International Examiner & Holistic Trainer



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.

"Peace and Faith"

I enrolled in this course planning to start a new career. I wanted to help others. Little did I know that the person I would help the most throughout the course would be myself. 

Whilst studying the Dual Diploma, I experienced a personal tragedy and this course unexpectedly became my lifeline. It helped me to regain perspective and restore a sense of peace and faith that I thought was lost. 

Beyond personal growth, the Dual Diploma has provided me with a toolkit of skills and knowledge to embark on a new career as intended. The strong focus on practical assessments has helped me gain not only experience but also confidence. Every moment of my studies sparked intrigue, insight and reflection. And every assessment cemented my understanding and knowledge.

Thank you Stephanie for all of your comments, support and guidance. I am eternally grateful and words cannot express my gratitude.

Karen, NSW

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

"Thank you"

I loved everything about this course. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to heal, grow and develop in every aspect of their life. The course content and activities are relevant, diverse, insightful, stimulating and inspirational. The course helped me think outside the square. It offers great practical experience and has given me the confidence to take the next step. 

Not only did I benefit from this course, but so did my family, friends, work colleagues and clients.

Congratulations and thank you for putting together such a wonderful course.

Lesley, ACT
Public Servant/Celebrant


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. 

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)

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: 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.



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.

"Loved every minute"

I loved every minute of studying the Dual Diploma in Holistic Counselling and Complementary Therapies. 

The knowledge and experience I have gained from this course has been life changing and I would highly recommend it and Natural Energies College.

Sally-Ann, VIC

Who is this course suitable for? 

  • 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.


  • 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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