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Certificate in Holistic Counselling

Course Details

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.

Certificate in Holistic Counselling

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.

Certificate in Holistic Counselling

Study Materials

  • 3 printable and interactive PDF manuals (manuals include video clips and meditation sound files)
  • Access to the Student Portal on our website
  • Access to our private student Facebook group
  • Email tutorial assistance – Monday to Friday during business hours

(Dropbox delivery is available for students living outside of Australia or those that don’t have a USB drive on their computer).

Modules

Module 1 Holistic Counselling I (236 pages)

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Module 2.1 Energy Healing Supplement (139 pages)

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Module 5.1 – Clinical Practice Supplement (42 pages)

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Duration: 12 months

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.

Commencement / Enrolment

Enrolments are accepted throughout the year as placements become available. Students can commence their course as soon as they receive their study materials. (Please note that a waiting list may apply during peak periods)

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)

Upfront payment: $985 payable upon enrolment.  (Concession Fee $905)
All materials are provided upfront.

2 Instalments:

  1. Instalment 1: $525 (concession $485)
  2. 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.)

4 Instalments: The course can be paid in 4 instalments with PayPal

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.

** 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.

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. 

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. 

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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

Natural Energies College is accredited nationally with the AHHCA (Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association), and recognised nationally and internationally* by the IICT (International Institute of Complementary Therapists). NEC Certificate graduates will be eligible for membership with the IICT, which will then enable them to gain practitioner insurance for  professional practice. NEC Diploma graduates, (and NEC Certificate graduates that have relevant prior qualifications amounting to 200 hours of training) will be eligible for membership with the AHHCA or IICT.

*Please check with the IICT for which countries outside of Australia are covered. 

Windows or MAC Computer/software requirements for Manuals

  • Recent or the latest versions 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. 

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