Would you like to guide others in their spiritual development?
Are you interested in those aspects of life that have a magical or an otherworldly element to them?
Do you feel that there is something more to life than what we can touch and see?
Do you feel that there is a bigger picture to life and beyond?
Are you looking for a practical and grounded way of combining the spiritual and metaphysical, with the more earthly and mainstream aspects of life?
And most importantly, do you want to move forward in your life? Do you want to help others move forward and meet their potential?Then this course is for you.
The Diploma in Spiritual Counselling is a synergistic blend of holistic counselling, spiritual development and metaphysical practices, designed to enlighten, to explore, to heal, and delight.
This course begins with a strong emphasis on personal spiritual development. Before one can guide others on their spiritual path, they must first step onto that path themselves. With this mind, students will begin their course by completing a series of short courses that are inspired by the 7 main chakras.
The short courses take on a holistic approach by focusing on various aspects of the mind, body and spirit; with a stronger focus on the body and earthly needs and desires in the lower chakra courses, then mind and self focused units in the central chakras and culminating in units that centre around the higher self, spirituality and a conscious unity in the upper chakra levels.Base Chakra Short Course Levels 1 & 2
Sample Page - M1 Core Beliefs (622 KB)
Sample Page - M1 Positive Action (280 KB)
Sample Page - M1 Self Esteem (202 KB)
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)
Duration: 30 months
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. (Extension fees are only required for the months the student submits work.)
Hours of study: 2 to 4 hours for the short courses and 6 to 8 hours for the modules, per week. Hours are approximate (and flexible) as they are dependent on the student's study pace.
Minimum duration: This course can be completed in 13 months intensive full time study.
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 during business hours), 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 (with the exception of public holidays, weekends and semester breaks).
Students generally have their graded work returned to them in one to two business days.
Full Course Payment (includes $350 discount)
Course fees: $2880 payable upon enrolment (concession $2500). 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: $3230 (concession $2850) payable in instalments as per below Students will receive each short course/module and its accompanying study materials upon payment.
Students may enrol and pay for one (or more) short courses/modules at a time as follows:
$85 for each level 2 short course (7 courses x $85 each)
$680 Module 1 Holistic Counselling I
$680 Module 2 Metaphysical Studies
$680 Module 5 Clinical Practice
$155 Exam fee
Payment options are upfront or per module/short course. No further payment plans are available.
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.
* 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 certificate in Holistic Counselling was amazing! I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in either travelling down the path of a counselling career or for someone who would like to evolve and discover on a personal note.
The course allowed me to more fully understand myself, and others, on all levels from mind, body, spirit and emotion; and how we can all find a balance between them in our everyday lives, no matter what obstacles we might face.
It has brought me peace and compassion in my personal life and being able to assist others in finding that balance too, was a truly beautiful journey!
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
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, the Diploma in Holistic Counselling or the Triple Diploma.. Graduates of the Diploma in Spiritual Counselling only need to complete two
additional modules in order to gain their diploma qualifications in Complementary Therapies or Holistic Counselling.
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.
What type of homework do we receive?
Chakra Short Courses - The chakra short courses contain reading material and learning activities, both theory and practical to conduct at home. But there are no assignments or homework to be submitted to the college.
Modules - The modules have assessment activities that 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
How often do I need to submit work?
You will not have to submit any work for the short courses. Homework will begin once you commence Module 1 Holistic Counselling I. Assessment activities will then need to 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 short course and 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 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 spiritual counsellor. The case study healing sessions are conducted in your own home or at a well-being centre in your local area (if this is available to you or you are an existing practitioner).
Graduates of the Diploma can practice as a Holistic Healer and Spiritual Counsellor, whether this be from home, from your own clinic or within a well-being centre with other practitioners. In addition to providing spiritual counselling, energy healing and 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: