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Advanced Practitioner in Holistic Counselling


Enrolments Closing Today
Students wishing to enrol and receive their study materials prior to the end of year break, must have their application and payment in by 5pm (Melbourne time) today. (Enrolments will be closed from the 11th of December to the 2nd of February 2022)

Enrol now for a February 2022 commencement – Get a head start!
Enrolling now will enable you to read through your study materials in December and January and be ready to make a start with your course in February 2022.

The college will be closing for the end of year break from the 13th of December 2021 to the 2nd of February 2022. Emails will be checked once a week during the break, should our new students have any queries.

Course Details

The Advanced Practitioner 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 Advanced Practitioner 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 Advanced Practitioner 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 Advanced Practitioner 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 prior to the first module exam. The exam fee is a one off payment for all modules combined; not per module.

Per Module:

Course Fees: Students can pay for one (or more) modules at a time. Each module is $680 ($600 concession). Students will receive each module as they pay for it. 

The total overall cost of paying per modules is $3400 ($3000 concession) plus exam fee as per below. 

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.

Exam Fee: $155 payable prior to the first module exam. The exam fee is a one off payment for all modules combined; not per module.

Module Instalments:

With this option, you can purchase each module in smaller instalments. Each module will be broken up into 2 to 4 segments. You will receive each segment as you pay for it. If you choose this option, you will begin with the first instalment – Unit 1 of Module 1. 

Module instalments can be purchased as follows:-

Module 1 – 4 instalments of $190 each ($170 concession)
Module 1.1 – 3 instalments of $247 each ($220 concession)
Module 1.2 – 3 instalments of $247 each ($220 concession)
Module 2 – 4 instalments of $190 each ($170 concession)
Module 5 – 2 instalments of $360 each ($320 concession)
Exam fee $155

The total overall cost of paying per instalments is $3722 ($3320 concession) plus exam fee as per above. 

** 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 Advanced Practitioner courses. 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 course may continue their studies with the Advanced Practitioner in Complementary Therapies or Spiritual Counselling. Graduates of the Advanced Practitioner in Holistic Counselling only need to complete the Crystal Healing and Colour Therapy modules in order to gain their qualifications in Complementary Therapies. 

Accreditation

All NEC practitioner and advanced practitioner courses are independently (non- Government) accredited to Australian Standards by the AHHCA.

NEC practitioner and advanced practitioner graduates will be eligible for full or clinical membership (respectively) with the AHHCA, which will then enable them to gain practitioner insurance for  professional practice. 

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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