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Diploma Holistic Counselling

Course Details

The Holistic Counselling diploma 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 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.

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The diploma 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 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.

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Study Materials

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

Modules

Module 1 Holistic Counselling I (236 pages)

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Module 1.1 Holistic Counselling II (299 pages)

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Module 1.2 Holistic Counselling III (248 pages)

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Module 2 – Metaphysical Studies (373 pages)

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Module 5 – Clinical Practice (94 pages)

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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 16 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.

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. 

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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  Holistic Counselling II
  • $680  Holistic Counselling III 
  • $680  Metaphysical Studies
  • $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 $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. Modules can also be paid in 4 instalments with PayPal.

** 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.

Prerequisites

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).

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. 

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.

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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)

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; and business requirements. Students will be informed of changes as they arise. 

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