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

Dual Diploma in Complementary Therapies & Holistic Counselling

Dual Diploma in Complementary Therapies & Holistic Counselling

The Dual Diploma

Expand your career prospects with this dual diploma and become a Holistic Counsellor and a Complementary Therapist within the one course!

The Dual Diploma in Complementary Therapies and Holistic Counselling takes two of our most popular courses and combines them into one 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.
  • Spiritual guidance for faith and support, development in intuitive practices and manifesting one's goals and desires.

Complementary Therapies Modules
Module: Metaphysical  Studies
Module: Crystal Healing

Module: Colour Therapy  

Take a step into the metaphysical journey of the mind, body, heart and soul. A spiritual and energy healing course that triggers a soul awakening and places you on the path to fulfilment. 

Integrating colour therapy and crystal healing, the chakras and the aura 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 practically apply natural therapies and metaphysical energies for spiritual, personal and professional development; and explore a myriad of techniques for healing on all levels.

Holistic Counselling Modules

Module: Holistic Counselling I
Module: Holistic Counselling II
Module: Holistic Counselling III
Module: Clinical Practice

Working with the philosophy of balance, this course combines traditional and holistic counselling alongside holistic living and spiritual awareness; 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 Dual Diploma in Complementary Therapies and Holistic Counselling course 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.

Study Materials:

  • 7 printable and interactive PDF manuals (pdf 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 skills and techniques 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 1.1 Holistic Counselling II 
Modules 1.1 and 1.2 expand on the units introduced in module 1. Each module is comprehensively comprised of advanced counselling topics, skills and techniques; focusing on mental and emotional wellbeing, healthy families and relationships, life fulfilment and living to one's potential.

  • Holistic living evaluation
  • Counselling styles
  • Counselling skills
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Sleep
  • Memory
  • Acceptance
  • Letting go
  • Journaling
  • Effective communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Motivation
  • Mastering emotions
  • Anger management
  • Guilt
  • Forgiveness
  • Stress management
  • Fear
  • Emotional sensitivity
  • Emotional intelligence

Sample Pages:-

Sample Page - M1.1 Acceptance Sample Page - M1.1 Acceptance (124 KB)

Sample Page - M1.1 Emotional Sensitivity Sample Page - M1.1 Emotional Sensitivity (156 KB)

Module 1.2 Holistic Counselling III 

  • Mastering emotions II
  • Loneliness
  • Disappointment
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Grief
  • Happiness
  • Gratitude
  • Group dynamics
  • Family
  • Parental styles
  • Temperaments in children
  • Happy families
  • Family communication
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Life stages
  • Relationships
Sample Pages:-

Sample Page - M1.2 Relationship Questionnaire Sample Page - M1.2 Relationship Questionnaire (197 KB)

Sample Page - M1.2 Stages of a Relationship Sample Page - M1.2 Stages of a Relationship (558 KB)

Sample Page - M1.2 Temperament in Children Sample Page - M1.2 Temperament in Children (253 KB)


The course content is varied and allows you to explore a variety of modalities, techniques and approaches to wellbeing. 

The course encourages you to look within and reflect deeply on your own journey. 

This component is different to other courses that I have undertaken and critical as a healer/counsellor.

Kristy, NSW
Energetic and Intuitive Healer


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.

  • 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


I loved this course. 

I especially enjoyed the diversity of the subjects and information. 

Doing the activities throughout taught me so much personally and gave me the opportunity to have some wonderful experiences with my volunteers.

Several times I felt the activities were beyond my capabilities/skills, so to get the results in the end was really rewarding.

I really enjoyed the metaphysical subjects - challenging myself to do some of the activities and the synchronicity time and time again was a reminder to be open to anything.

I have been practicing as a Natural Therapist for nearly 20 years. 

I feel this course has helped me to revisit and refresh things I had already studied and given me a whole extra set of skills to use with my clients.

Linda Kinch, NSW
Natural Therapist

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.

  • 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: 30 months


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.

Lisa Sinclair, VIC

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:  Approximately 6 to 8 hours per week to complete the course within the 30 month time frame.

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

Click here to: Register Interest in Enrolment   


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 $450 discount)

Course fee: $4310 payable upon enrolment (concession fee $3750) Students paying upfront receive all 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.

Module Instalments:  
Course Fees: $4760 (concession $4200) payable in instalments as per below Students will receive each module 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  Holistic Counselling II
$680  Holistic Counselling III  $680  Metaphysical Studies
$680   Crystal Healing
$680  Colour Therapy
$680  Clinical Practice
$155  Exam fee

Concession Fees: $80 less per module.

Students paying in instalments must commence with module 1. They can however also purchase module 2 (Metaphysical Studies)  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. 

Note: For the next three months, (till 30th June 2020), due to the impact of Covid 19, we will not be requiring proof of concession status. Concession fees are offered on a trust basis to any student that has experienced financial hardship due to Covid 19.

- If you are paying in module instalments; as a rough guide, you would aim to put aside approximately $160 (or $145 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. 

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 dual diploma in Complementary Therapies and Holistic Counselling is an excellent course. 

It has been an amazing journey; awakening my heart and soul to the natural healing energies that we share. 

I sincerely appreciate all the support, wisdom and guidance shown to me at all times. 

I highly recommend this outstanding course.

Jayne, VIC


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 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).

"Beautiful Course"

The Dual Diploma in Complementary Therapies & Holistic Counselling was a beautiful course. 

I found it extremely helpful for my own growth and look forward to building a business in counselling to share my knowledge.

Stephanie was always available to answer questions and support me. 

I recommend the course to anyone who is wanting to expand their knowledge and growth; as well as wanting a holistic career.

Vicki Young, WA
Holistic Therapist

Computer/software requirements for Manuals: 

  • Recent or the latest versions of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player (these 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 - 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.

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 Coronavirus and social distancing, we are asking students 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.

"User Friendly"

Very comprehensive course that involves a lot of techniques that can be used to draw upon with clients. 

Thank you for your support in making the course user friendly and easy to understand.

Nicole Palmer, NSW

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, 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, 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 and Holistic Counsellor
  • Existing 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 wellbeing 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. 

Upon graduation, what qualifications does the course provide me with? 
Upon successful completion of the Dual Diploma, you will gain the qualification and title of Complementary therapist (or Holistic Healer) and Holistic Counsellor. This will entitle you to advertise, gain practitioner insurance and work as a Complementary Therapist/Holistic Counsellor and gain full practitioner membership with the AHHCA  (Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association) or the IICT (International Institute of Complementary Therapists).

Graduates of the Dual Diploma can practice as a Complementary Therapist and Holistic Counsellor, whether this be from home, from your own clinic or within a wellbeing 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:

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

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