We are privately (non government) accredited with the Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association (AHHCA) and the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT).
Upon successful completion of an NEC certificate or diploma course, you would be eligible for membership with the IICT or AHHCA which will enable you to obtain practitioner insurance so that you can practice professionally upon graduation.
We are unable to do this for privacy reasons. We do however have genuine testimonials from our graduates, that you can view on our website.
Students that are enrolled in an NEC course can make contact with other students via our private student Facebook group.
Yes, you can enrol and study two certificate courses simultaneously.
Students studying more than one certificate only need to complete and pay for modules 2.1 and 5.1 once.
Yes, you can, but upon completion of the module, you would only receive a Statement of Results. You would not receive a certificate.
No, you can enrol straight into a Diploma course. Our Diploma courses are designed to suit both beginners and more advanced students.
- The Diploma in Complementary Therapies cover all the information in our certificate courses.
- The Diploma in Holistic Counselling covers all information from the Certificates in Holistic Counselling and Metaphysical Studies.
No, your entire course can be completed at home.
No, Natural Energies College specialises in delivering holistic training via correspondence (home study) only.
With the exception of Canada and America*, you can continue your studies from anywhere in the world as long as you have access to a computer and the internet.
* Due to college insurance restrictions, students that are temporarily or permanently moving to Canada or the USA cannot continue their studies whilst living in either of these countries.
Yes, you can enrol now and then provide us with your Reiki certificates after you have completed them. We recommend you complete Reiki I and II prior to commencing Module 2 (Metaphysical Studies).
Your Reiki certificates must be completed prior to commencing your case study exam.
Note: Most Reiki Masters teach Reiki I and 2, three months apart. Please factor in this time frame when planning to complete your certificates.
Unfortunately, due to college insurance restrictions, we are unable to accept enrolments from students living in America or Canada at present.
Yes, we will accept your Therapeutic Touch certificate in lieu of the Reiki prerequisite.
There is no one commencement date for all students as our courses are all via home study/online and largely self paced. Students can enrol most months of the year and commence their course as soon as they receive their study materials.
Students can apply for student membership with the AHHCA or the IICT as soon as they receive their study materials. A letter of recommendation is included in your study package.
We are an online college and communicate solely via email. This enables the college to be more cost effective which keeps course fees affordable for students. Communicating online also means that students have a record of communication should they need to refer back to it.
To ensure our students do not experience delays with their studies, we endeavour to reply to all email queries within the same day or the next working day (excluding holidays and college breaks).
We understand that sometimes prospective students want to speak to someone so that they feel more confident in the college’s legitimacy. To allay any concerns, please feel free to contact the associations we are accredited/recognised with:
Your certificate will be issued in your legal name (maiden or married).
Evidence of your legal name will need to be provided if it differs from the photo identification provided to us at the time of enrolment.
No, there are no set time frames for the individual modules; as long as you complete all modules within the maximum duration of your course.
Yes, the college closes for an end of year break in mid December to end of January and a midyear break in late May to mid July. Term dates are set yearly and are provided to students via the Student Portal on our website and in quarterly newsletters.
Submissions (homework) are closed during the term breaks and we encourages students to take a break from their studies at these times.
Yes, the hours of study indicated for each course include practical work and homework assignments. However please be mindful that the study hours are only an estimate as it is dependent on the individual’s study pace.
Hours of study per week (to complete your course within its maximum duration)
- Certificate courses – 2 to 5 hrs
- Diploma courses – 5 to 8 hrs
- Dual/Triple Diploma – 6 – 8 hrs
No, that’s fine. You would just let us know ahead of time so that we can make a note that you won’t be submitting work for that particular month.
Upon graduation, you will receive a:
- Graduation letter
- Statement of results
- Diploma/Certificate of Qualification
- A reference letter recommending you for practitioner membership for the IICT or AHHCA
Yes, you will be able to connect with other NEC students via our private Student Facebook page.
Yes, concession is available to those that hold a valid Health Care or Pension card. Please see ‘Course Fees’ on each course page for further information.
The following costs may also apply:
Exam Fees – (Cert. $90 Dip. $155) payable towards the end of your course, prior to commencing your case study exam. The exam fees are a one off cost for all combined exams (not per exam).
Extension Fees – (Cert. $55 Dip. $110) monthly extension fees apply if students choose to extend their course duration. Extension fees are only payable for the months that students submit work (assessment activities, mini tests, exams or case study reports). If a student doesn’t submit work for a particular month, then they don’t need to make a payment for that month.
Reinstatement Fee – a ($65) reinstatement fee applies if the student defers their enrolment (or their enrolment lapses).
Centrelink or other Government funding is not available via our courses.
The certificate courses are payable upfront, in two instalments; or in 4 instalments via PayPal.
The diploma courses can be paid upfront (with a discount) or in module instalments. Modules can also be paid in 4 instalments with PayPal. There is no set time for payment of each module as long as all modules are purchased and completed with the duration of the course.
Homework and Exams
You will complete (in your home) an open book multiple choice exam for each module at the end of your course plus a clinical practice exam (for certificate and diploma students).
The clinical practice exam requires you to take one volunteer client (of your choice) 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. Your clinical practice exam is conducted in your own home or at a wellbeing centre in your local area if this is available to you.
No, there are no essays to complete within the courses.
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 5 for certificate students and 6 for diploma) 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.
Written feedback and guidance, as needed, is provided to students when they submit their assessment activities. Students may also email whenever they have questions pertaining to their course.
A student and module FAQ is also available in the Student Only pages of our website. Students can search through these to see if their question has already been answered.
Note: The courses are very user friendly and as such we have found that students generally require minimal tutorial assistance.
Certificate and Diploma Courses
Theory: Theory homework is mostly in the form of questions and answers. This involves reading a topic and then answering questions; or may involve reflecting on your life or self (in relation to a particular topic) and then answering a few questions.
Practical: Practical homework involves practising a counselling or healing technique on self or a volunteer (of your choice) and then submitting a brief write up of your experience.
The bulk of homework assignments within the courses are practical (hands on).
As per above, the short courses have both theory and practical work, but these do not need to be submitted to the college.
Transfers and Deferment
Yes, you can. There are two options available.
Option 1. If you are unable to study or submit work for 1 to 3 months, then you can simply notify the college. We will note that you won’t be submitting work for that time frame and will keep your enrolment active.
Your course completion date will remain the same, so you would need to catch up once you recommence your studies.
Option 2. Alternatively you can choose to lapse your enrolment, and then reinstate it when you are ready to resume your studies. A reinstatement fee will apply ($65). Each student is entitled to one reinstatement.
With this option, the remainder of your course duration is ‘frozen’ so that you still have the same amount of time at your disposal when you recommence studying. (This prevents you from needing to catch up).
With option 2 you can place your course on hold for up to one year.
Yes, you can to transfer to a diploma or dual/triple diploma at any time during or after your course.
You would receive credit for the module/s you have already completed and would only need to pay for the additional modules within the course you are transferring to.
You will need internet access to:
- Download your manuals (once these are downloaded to your computer, you will be able to view them without needing internet access)
- Email your work to the college each month
- To receive communication, the college newsletter and college up dates from us via email
- To access our Student Portal on our website
- To complete the mini tests (quizzes)
- To complete the multiple choice exam
You will be able to complete the bulk of your course without internet access.
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