Become a Holistic Counsellor and Complementary Therapist within the one diploma! The dual diploma takes our two most popular courses and combines them to provide you with a qualification that enables you to approach healing from all levels - counselling and guidance for mental health, personal growth and fulfilment; energy healing for the body, mind and spirit; and spiritual guidance for faith, support, development in intuitive practices and manifesting one's goals and desires.
Take a step into the metaphysical journey of the mind, body, heart and soul. A spiritual course that triggers a soul awakening and places you on the path to fulfilment. Integrating colour healing, crystal therapy, chakra healing and many more intuitive and energetic modalities, you will learn to assess, heal and guide self and others whether they be clients or loved ones. Discover how to utilise natural therapies and mystical energies for personal, spiritual and professional development; and explore a myriad of techniques for healing on all levels.
Working with the philosophy of balance, this course combines holistic living and spiritual awareness with traditional counselling; 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.
The Dual Diploma in Holistic Counselling and Complementary Therapies will expand your career opportunities, enabling you to provide clients with holistic counselling, energy healing, spiritual guidance and meditation for healing and improvement in all areas of one's life.
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 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. (A waiting list may apply during peak periods)
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Note: Applicants must be 18 years of age or over to enrol.
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)
Full Course Payment (Includes $450 discount)
* 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.
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.
Module 1 HCA102 Holistic Counselling I (236 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.
1.1 HCB1108 Holistic Counselling II (299 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.
Module 1.2 HCC1209 Holistic Counselling III (248 pages)
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.
I have valued my journey of discovery and learning with Natural Energies College.
The work carried out in complete the Diploma has been stimulating, challenging and enjoyable.
I have always believed in holistic well-being, and considering the needs of the Whole person.
This course has given me a greater practical knowledge of this area.
I have learned strategies which I hope I may effectively use to assist others who seek to support improved health and well being through a holistic approach.
My thanks to Stephanie, the College Principal, for the excellent course she has developed and for her support throughout.
Module 3 CHG302 Crystal Healing (120 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.
Module 4 CTY402 Colour Therapy (138 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.
Module 5 CPS502 Clinical Practice (94 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 Dual Diploma course has been an enlightening journey for me as it has enabled me to understand myself and my own behaviour a lot more.
It has given me the knowledge and understanding to help deal with clients in a more professional manner and be able to given them the correct guidance and assistance they need.
The contents of the course has been thorough and covered a vast range of topics which I found very interesting; and has given me the desire to continue to study several of the subjects to enhance what I have already learnt.
I would highly recommend this course and the college to anyone wanting to further their education in natural therapies.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Dual Diploma is an exceptional, professional training course; providing students with a sacred journey into the inner self.
Here, mystifying pathways open to heightened spiritual awareness and a holistic, enchanted way of being.
The course content is intellectually and spiritually stimulating; reconnecting us to the essence of the soul and one's intrinsic ability to heal through wisdom.
Keeping students inspired and focused on their goals, Stephanie's intriguing course content together with her guidance gives individuals with passion, the extended insight and knowledge required to start a new, specialised career in Natural Therapies.
My heart is full of gratitude in return.
Do I need to attend classes on campus at any time during the course?
No, the entire diploma course is delivered via correspondence. Tutorial assistance is available via email. Students will submit their work via email.
Who is this course suitable for?
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: