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Diploma Spiritual 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

Would you like to guide others in their spiritual development?

Are you interested in those aspects of life that have a magical or an other-worldly element to them?

Do you feel that there is something more to life than what we can touch or 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 Spiritual Counselling diploma course is a synergistic blend of holistic counselling, spiritual development and metaphysical practices, designed to enlighten, to explore, to heal, and delight. 

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Would you like to guide others in their spiritual development?

Are you interested in those aspects of life that have a magical or an other-worldly element to them?

Do you feel that there is something more to life than what we can touch or 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 Spiritual Counselling diploma course is a synergistic blend of holistic counselling, spiritual development and metaphysical practices, designed to enlighten, to explore, to heal, and delight.

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Study Materials

  • 18 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

Syllabus

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.

Please click onto the following links to see the syllabus of each short course:

Upon completion of the Short Courses, students will then move from self development to practitioner training with the following 3 modules. Each module combines theory with practical activities (using self and  volunteer clients) so that the student gains both knowledge and clinical practice hours. No travel is required for the practical activities. They are conducted within the student’s home, or their own premises (if the student is an existing practitioner).

Modules

Module 1 Holistic Counselling I (236 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: 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.

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: $2880 (concession $2500) 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 or short course at a time. Students will receive each module/short course as they pay for it. 

Each module is $680 ($600 concession). 
Each chakra short course is $85 ($75 concession)

The total overall cost of paying per module/short course is $3230 ($2850 concession) plus exam fee as per below. 
Students paying in module instalments can commence with module 1, or the Base Chakra Short courses (or both). 

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.  (This option is only available for the modules).

Module instalments can be purchased as follows:-

Module 1 – 4 instalments of $190 each ($170 concession)
Module 2 – 4 instalments of $190 each ($170 concession)
Module 5 – 2 instalments of $360 each ($320 concession)
Chakra Short courses – $85 per short course ($75 concession) 
Exam fee $155

The total overall cost of paying per module/short course is $3430 ($3050 concession) plus exam fee as per below. 
Students paying in module instalments can commence with module 1, or the Base Chakra Short courses (or both). 

** 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, 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).

NEC certificate and diploma graduates will be eligible for membership with the AHHCA, which will then enable them to gain practitioner insurance so that they can practice professionally.  

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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