The diploma in Holistic Counselling course is as much a life course as it is a career path.
Benefiting anyone who wants to live their potential, stand in their own power, embrace life and have harmonious relationships. Discover the keys to a fulfilling life and be a guiding light for others.
Working with the philosophy of balance, this course combines traditional and holistic counselling skills with metaphysical philosophies & practices; 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 gracefully letting go to creating happiness; from preventing stress to finding peace; from heartbreak to joyous relationships; and self discovery to understanding humanity.
The Diploma in Holistic Counselling course is designed to give students the tools and confidence to counsel themselves and clients to better health and wellbeing, happiness and fulfilment in all areas of their life.
Sample Page - M1 Core Beliefs (622 KB)
Sample Page - M1 Positive Action (280 KB)
Sample Page - M1 Self Esteem (202 KB)
Module 1.2 Holistic Counselling III (248 pages)
Module 2 Metaphysical Studies (373 pages)
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.
Module 5 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 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.
Sample Page - M5 The consultation (126 KB)
This course has been amazing.
I have gained an enormous amount of knowledge, tools and understanding in all areas of my life.
I am excited to finally reach my dream and put into practise all that I have learnt.
I am very grateful for the opportunity and for all the guidance, patience and support.
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: Approximately 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.
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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.
Full Course Payment (includes $350 discount)
Course fees: $3050 payable upon enrolment (concession $2650). Students paying upfront receive all provided study materials upfront.
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.
Course Fees: $3400 (concession $3000) payable in instalments as per below Students will receive each module and its accompanying study materials upon payment.
Students may enrol and pay for one (or more) modules at a time as follows:
Students paying in instalments must commence with module 1. They can however purchase module 2 as well if they wish to integrate their studies.
** 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.
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.
- If you are paying in module instalments; as a rough guide, you would aim to put aside approximately $36 ($32.50 for concession) per week or $145 ($130 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.
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.
* 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).
A challenging, yet heartfelt journey of learning, understanding and healing.
A leap of faith into the unknown; trusting, exploring, discovering how I am and who I am in this world and in relationships.
Owning, appreciating and loving all aspects of myself.
Within the shadows came the calling and through the process I have opened to a magical journey of inspiration, creativity and personal growth.
With deepest love and immense gratitude to the college for the wonderful experience.
Thank you :)
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.
Optional 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.
Advancement: Students that successfully complete this diploma may continue their studies with the Diploma in Complementary
Therapies, Diploma in Spiritual Counselling or the Triple Diploma. Graduates of the Diploma in Holistic Counselling only need to complete the Crystal Healing and Colour Therapy modules
in order to gain their diploma qualifications in Complementary Therapies.
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 or MAC Computer/software requirements for 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.
What type of homework do we receive?
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 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.
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.
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.
Are there exams?
You will complete an online open book multiple choice 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 counsellor. The case study healing sessions are conducted in your own home or at a well-being centre in your local area.
I did enjoy the course. At times it was challenging, but that's what made it so worth while.
Both myself and my volunteers gained so much insight into ourselves and have learnt new ways of coping and dealing with life problems.
I definitely would recommend this course to anyone who wishes to study Holistic Counselling or to anyone that is in the Natural Therapies field and wants to increase their knowledge in Holistic Counselling and Metaphysics.
Being able to do the course at home and in my own time was a real plus as well. A big Thank you.
Graduates of the Diploma can practice as a Holistic Healer and Holistic Counsellor, whether this be from home, from your own clinic or within a well-being centre with other practitioners. In addition to providing holistic counselling, energy healing and spiritual guidance to clients, you will also be able to run personal development workshops in a broad range of areas such as meditation, holistic living and stress management.
What do I receive upon graduation?
Upon graduation you will receive a: