We teach you the skills, over three years, to be qualified to practice as a professional Holistic Psychotherapist/ Counsellor and apply the skills of counselling and psychotherapy in a variety of situations.
As you work through the modules your understanding of the human being will shift into a holistic perspective, a being of Body, Soul and Spirit. This holistic perspective will allow you to explore the stages of life and unfold the process using Process Oriented Psychology.
Who is this for?
This course is for individuals who have an education equivalent of University Entrance and the emotional intelligence suitable for being a proficient counsellor or psychotherapist.
What does this course give you?
The three year course is accredited by PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia). This means that on successfully completing the course you are eligible to become a member of PACFA or other relevant associations, obtain indemnity insurance and begin to practice Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The Australian Government's Job Outlook service reports that job graduate prospects for counsellors are strong.
Employment for this occupation rose strongly (in percentage terms) in the past five years and rose strongly in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Counsellors to November 2020 is expected to grow very strongly.
This is very encouraging, and graduates can expect to find jobs in a variety of areas.
Counsellors are mainly employed in: Health Care and Social Assistance; Education and Training; and Public Administration and Safety.
More information on Job Outlook can be found here:
Psychotherapists (included in the Psychologist category)
We use the Metavision Model which has a foundation in Process Oriented Psychology and the Deep Democracy of Arnold Mindell, as well as the Spiritual Science and teachings of Rudolf Steiner. Combined with quantum physics, Eastern philosophy and Jungian depth-psychology, our teachings provides a pathway to the deeper realms of Soul and Spirit. It gives a solid foundation on which you can build a toolkit of experience to form a truly holistic approach to your work.
The three-year Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy Course is taught via 18 modules over six semesters. It is equivalent to three years of full-time study.
The study program is a mix of ‘on campus’ intensives , followed by home study on the e-learning platform as well as a peer learning with 'study buddy'.
Each semester will start with a seven day intensive, during which the content for the three corresponding modules is covered. The only variation to this is the first semester which has a two day workshop.
Semester two of each year finishes with a three day intensive. This time is used to recap and review the years work and your progress in that time.
Assignments for each module are uploaded to the e-learning platform and your grades and marks are made available to you via the e-learning platform.
The course requires approximately 16 hours of weekly commitment to adequately meet the study and assessment requirements.
This course is accredited by the peak industry body PACFA's rigorous process. We are not Higher Education accredited or a Registered Training Organization.