Focusing on both holistic, and traditional counselling skills and techniques for guidance, healing, awareness and empowerment.
The certificate in holistic counselling course is divided into five main sections:
Holistic Living - delving into the mind, body, spirit and heart.
Meditation - learning to facilitate various forms and styles of meditation for individuals and groups.
Counselling - understanding the mind and its contribution to health and happiness; and learning to incorporate counselling skills and concepts into holistic healing sessions.
Energy healing - exploring the chakras and aura and learning how to assess, boost and heal these energy systems in order to support the mind and body through the counselling process.
Clinical practice - how to plan, prepare and facilitate healing sessions.
(Dropbox delivery is available for students living outside of Australia or those that don't have a USB drive on their computer).
Module 1 Holistic Counselling I (236 pages)
Module 2.1 Energy Healing Supplement (139 pages)
Sample Page - M2 Chakra Associations (194 KB)
Sample Page - M2 Existence (135 KB)
Module 5.1 Clinical Practice Supplement (42 pages)
Sample Page - M5.1 The consultation (147 KB)
Course duration: 10 months plus 2 additional months to allow for the midyear and end of year college breaks.
Extensions: Students can continue to study beyond the 12 month duration for a monthly fee of $55. (Extension fees are only required for the months the student submits work.)
Hours of study: Approximately 2 to 5 hours per week to complete the course within the 12 month timeframe.
Minimum duration: This course can be completed in 7 to 10 months with full time study - 4 to 10 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 16 years of age or over to enrol.
Home study - Students will complete the entire course from home, with tutorial assistance available via email (Mon-Fri), and access to our private student facebook group and our Student Portal which contains a myriad of resources to assist students with their studies.
Email queries are normally responded to on the same day, or the next working day. Students generally have their graded work returned to them in one to two business days.
I have developed a new understanding of human behaviour, personalities and spiritual compassion.
I now have the ability to recognise triggers that cause anxiety; and I am able to put into place mindfulness strategies to alleviate my anxiety.
Thank you Stephanie for your insight, your knowledge and most of all your guidance through my journey.
Upfront payment: $985 payable upon enrolment. (Concession Fee $905)
All materials are provided upfront.
Instalment 1: $525 (concession $485)
Instalment 2: $525 (concession $485)
Students paying in instalments will receive module 2.1 upon enrolment; and modules 4 and 5.1 upon payment of their second instalment. (Students should aim to pay their second instalment within 3 months of enrolment to ensure they allow themselves enough time to complete the entire course within the one year time frame. The instalments option has an included administrative fee making the overall cost slightly more expensive than paying upfront.)
Exam Fee: $90 payable towards the end of the course, upon completion of the final module exam. The exam fee is a one off payment for all modules combined; not per module.
For the time being, due to the impact of Covid 19, we will not be requiring proof of concession status. Concession fees are currently being offered on a trust basis to any applicant that is experiencing financial hardship due to Covid 19.
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, as relevant, is provided to students each time they submit their assessment activities and any time they have questions pertaining to their course.
Supplements: Modules 2.1 Energy Healing & 5.1 Clinical Practice are study partners for NEC certificate courses, providing students
with healing and professional practice foundations relevant to certificate level. (Please note that the supplement modules are subsidised by the college to maintain cost effectiveness for certificate students)
Extras: This course contains some activities that require the use of the following crystal implements - a quartz pendulum, amethyst druze
and satin spar. These implements may be bought from from crystal or new age stores. With the exception of the quartz pendulum, the remaining implements
are optional as the activities may be conducted without them. Upon enrolment, students will be provided with pictures and information on choosing the above mentioned crystals.
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 VET fee help, Austudy and Centre Link study allowance are not available with this course.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the certificate courses. However Reiki, or a similar hands on healing workshop may be helpful for students that have no experience in energy healing.
Advancement: Students that successfully complete this certificate will receive credit for the Holistic Counselling I module and part credit
for the Metaphysical Studies module, should they wish to continue their studies with any of our Diploma courses or the Triple Diploma. A credit is also available for modules 2.1 and 5.1 if students
wish to continue their studies with another NEC certificate course.
Accreditation: All courses offered by Natural Energies College are accredited nationally with the AHHCA (Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association), and recognised nationally and internationally* by the IICT (International Institute of Complementary Therapists); enabling graduates to obtain practitioner membership with the AHHCA or IICT and gain practitioner insurance for professional practice.
*Please check with the IICT for which countries outside of Australia are covered.
I loved doing the Holistic Counselling course. I was able to do it in the comfort of my own home; around my family, work and sporting responsibilities.
The support was there if I needed it; questions answered quickly.
Not only do you learn so much from the course; it also helps you learn so much about yourself.
PC or MAC Computer/software requirements for Manuals:
What type of assessment activities do I need to complete with this course?
Assessment 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 (in your home) an online, open book multiple choice exam for each module plus a clinical practice exam comprising of one case study towards the end of your course.
What is involved in the clinical practice 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. Your clinical practice exam is conducted in your own home or at a well-being centre in your local area.
Who is this course suitable for?
Graduates will be eligible for Practitioner Membership with the IICT or AHHCA which will enable them to obtain practitioner insurance so that they can practice as a Holistic Healer.
NOTE: Students wanting to have and work under the title of Holistic Counsellor must complete the Diploma in
What do I receive upon graduation?
Upon graduation you will receive a: