Natural Energies College, Complementary Therapies Diplomas
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Natural Energies College, Complementary Therapies Diplomas

Diploma in Complementary Therapies

Diploma in Complementary Therapies

Course Details

Delve into the mind, body, heart and soul as you learn to heal, support, guide and enhance your and your client health and wellbeing.

This delightful course in Complementary Therapies is 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.

Study Materials:

  • 5 printable and interactive PDF manuals (manuals include video clips and meditation sound files) 
  •  Crystal Images E-Book  
  •  Crystal Healing Reference Guide E-Book 
  •  Crystal Properties - Alphabetic Listing of Crystals E-Book 
  •  Rainbow Healing - Colour Healing Reference Guide E-Book 
  •  Printable Crystal Affirmation Cards (pdf) 
  •  Access to the Student Portal on our website 
  •  Access to our private student Facebook group 
  •  Email tutorial assistance - Monday to Friday during business hours




Module 1  
Holistic Counselling I 

Combining both 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 techniques and skills that students can incorporate into holistic healing and counselling 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  

Sample Pages:-

Sample Page - M1 Core Beliefs Sample Page - M1 Core Beliefs (622 KB)

Sample Page - M1 Positive Action Sample Page - M1 Positive Action (280 KB)

Sample Page - M1 Self Esteem Sample Page - M1 Self Esteem (202 KB)

Module 2  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.

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.

"A Wonderful Experience"

This has been a wonderful experience for me to complete the Diploma in Complementary Therapies.

I have done a tremendous amount of growing throughout this course which has allowed me to move along my spiritual path and start to live according to my true self.

I really enjoyed the activities in the course. It gave me a better understanding of the theory as well as enhancing my creative ability.

This course has enable me to open up to the huge possibilities of a career as a healer, providing a service to others to help them heal and grow.

Kim Churchill, VIC
Personal Aged Carer

  • 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
Sample Pages:-

Module 3 Crystal Healing 

Students are taken into the beautiful and mystical mineral world, that is so widely used within the holistic and wellbeing industry. 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

Sample Pages:-

Sample Page - M3 Crystal Placement Sample Page - M3 Crystal Placement (420 KB)

Sample Page - M3 Crystal Properties E-Book Sample Page - M3 Crystal Properties E-Book (672 KB)

Sample Page - M3 Reference Guide E-Book Sample Page - M3 Reference Guide E-Book (646 KB)

Module 4 Colour Therapy 

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 including colour swatches, meditation, elixirs, projection, 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.

"10 out of 10!"

I enjoyed this course and had a great experience! 

A 10 out of 10. 

Thanks so much!!

Hiromi Bonacci

  • 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

Sample Pages:-

Sample Page - M4 Colour Readings Sample Page - M4 Colour Readings (130 KB)

Sample Page - M4 Rainbow Healing E-Boook Sample Page - M4 Rainbow Healing E-Boook (643 KB)


Module 5 Clinical Practice 

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 an effective healing environment; healer self-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

Sample Pages:-

Sample Page - M5 The consultation Sample Page - M5 The consultation (126 KB)

Sample Page - M5 The role of dis-ease Sample Page - M5 The role of dis-ease (130 KB)


Duration: 24 months

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. (Extension fees are only required for the months the student submits work.)

Hours of study:  5 to 8 hours per week to complete the course within the 24 month time frame.

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.


"10 out of 10!"

I enjoyed this course and had a great experience! 

A 10 out of 10. 

Thanks so much!!

Hiromi Bonacci

Enrolments are accepted throughout the year as placements become available. Students can commence their course as soon as they receive their study materials. 

Click here to Register Interest in Enrolment  

Note: Applicants must be 16 years of age or over to enrol. 


Study Format:

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. 

Course Fee Options  (Incl. GST)

Full Course Payment (Includes $350 discount)
Course fees: $3050 (concession $2650) payable upon enrolment  
Students paying upfront receive all provided study materials upfront.

Exam fees: $155 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.

Module Instalments:  
Course Fees: $3400 (Concession Fee $3000) payable in instalments as per below 
Students will receive each module and its accompanying study materials upon payment. 

Exam Fee: $155 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.

Students may enrol and pay for one (or more) modules at a time as follows:

$680  Holistic Counselling I
$680  Metaphysical Studies
$680   Crystal Healing
$680  Colour Therapy
$680  Clinical Practice
$155  Exam fee

  • Concession fees are $80 less per module.

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

  • If you are paying in module instalments; as a rough guide, you would aim to put aside approximately $155 (or $140 for concession) per month, to ensure you have enough to purchase each module when the time comes.

  • Payment options are upfront or per module. No further payment plans are available.

** Students under 18 are eligible for concession - proof of age required. Students 18 and over are eligible for concession if they have a health care card from Centrelink. 

Note: 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. 



Reiki I & II (or equivalent)* are prerequisites for Module 2 (Metaphysical Studies) in the Diploma course. Students do not need Reiki prior to enrolment - they can enrol and then complete their Reiki certs. alongside their studies. 

Students may choose their own Reiki teacher /school from their local area or online.

* An equivalent level of hands on healing (energy healing based) study may be accepted in substitute of the Reiki Certificates. 

Accepted substitutes for Reiki include Sekhem, Therapeutic Touch and  Pranic Healing. Other similar levels of energy healing may be considered upon request. 

** The substitute modality must involve placing or directing the hands on or towards a client with the intention of healing via energy (Massage, acupuncture and other tactile manipulation therapies cannot be accepted as Reiki substitutes).


The activities were perfect. 

I love being creative and this course has allowed and encouraged me to be more in touch and confident in my creative ability. 

I loved the course!

Carryn Jack

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, as relevant, 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, citrine,  chrysoprase, purple fluorite, fossil, garnet, hematite, howlite, iolite, jasper, kunzite, kyanite, lapis lazuli, lepidolite, mookaite, moonstone, prehnite, mahogany  obsidian,  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 VET fee help, Austudy and Centre Link study allowance are not available with this 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 are covered (outside of Australia and New Zealand)

PC (Windows) or MAC Computer/software requirements for Manuals: 

  • Recent or the latest version of Adobe Reader (this can be downloaded free from the internet); 
  • Up to date Antivirus software (this can be downloaded free from the internet)
  • Sound Card (this usually comes already installed on a computer)
  • A Media Player - such as Windows Media Player or Quicktime (these usually come already installed on a computer, but they can also be downloaded free from the internet).
  • 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.  Internet access is not required to view your pdf manuals. 

All course particulars are subject to change in order to maintain up to date information and meet any new industry standards and AHHCA regulations. Students will be informed of changes as they arise. 



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.

"An honour and a joy"

This course showed me the path I was meant to take. 

Guided with patience and wisdom, I was able to face my fear and stand up to embrace my destiny. 

Stephanie, you are a living example of what it means to realise your true calling. 

Thanks to you, I am exactly where I am meant to be. 

Learning from you has been an honour and joy.

Complementary Therapist

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 brief 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. 

Note: Due to the Covid 19, we are asking those students that are in lockdown, are self isolating or limiting their social contact - for the time being - to only practise techniques on those people that they live with. Relevant activities can also be adapted so that they are conducted via Skype/phone or conducted on self instead of a volunteer.  We will be making allowances and exercising flexibility in study for the duration of social distancing. 

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 multiple choice exam (in your home) for each module plus a clinical practice case study exam.

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 sessions are conducted in your own home or in your work place, if you are an existing practitioner.

Do I need to attend classes on campus at any time during the course?

No, the entire diploma course is delivered via home study. 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, spiritual counselling, 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 this course.

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, spiritual counselling, colour healing, metaphysical studies and crystal healing are available to Australian students. 

Who is this course suitable for? 


  • People that would like to embark on a new career as a complementary therapist.
  • Existing holistic and well-being 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 well-being 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. 


I have enjoyed studying with Natural Energies College immensely. 

I firstly enrolled in the Diploma in Holistic Counselling. I enjoyed it so much I decided to complete the extra modules for the Complementary Therapies diploma.

I find what I have learnt to be so practical and rewarding with my clients. 

Rachel Lederman, VIC

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.

Graduates of the Diploma can practice as a Complementary Therapist whether this be from home, from your own clinic or within a well-being centre with other practitioners. You will be able to offer your clients holistic healing - incorporating counselling techniques; meditation; holistic living guidance; metaphysical and spiritual guidance, readings, hands on healing (energy healing),  crystal healing and colour therapy.

You will also be able to run personal development workshops in a broad range of areas such as meditation, holistic living and spiritual development. 

What do I receive upon graduation?
Upon graduation you will receive a:

  • Diploma of qualification as a Complementary Therapist
  • Statement of results
  • Graduation letter
  • A professional reference letter
  • Continued access to our Student Portal and its resources

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