Specialist Training in Holistic Counselling - 1 Year

Course Code



PACFA Accredited Specialist Training


Mixed-mode, intensives and online study

Credit Points



1 Year (Full Time)

Specialist Training in Holistic Counselling - 1 Year

Course Coordinator: Geoff Berry

A PACFA Accredited course. This training develops specialised practical skills in holistic counselling, designed to support the healing, growth and empowerment of individuals in today's interconnected world.


This one-year Specialist Training in Holistic Counselling is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia as Specialist Training courses. You can view the details of our accreditation on PACFA's Accredited Specialist Courses page here.

This course is designed for those who wish to deepen and expand current talking skills used in your work place in health, healing , education and other fields including life skills such as communicating in difficult situations.

On its own does not give a pathway to working professionally as a counsellor . This requires the two year Specialist training course. Successful completion of this one year course gives you entry to the second year of the Specialist Training should you wish to go ahead.

Applications for 2023 are now open!

Firstly complete an application form (via the Apply for 2023 button below) and paying a non-refundable application fee of $175.00. NB - only applications with paid application fee will proceed.

Once the relevant forms have been submitted, you'll be contacted to arrange an online interview with one of our team.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact us via the Enquire button or by calling us on 02 4862 2559.

Core Units

Course Sequence, Units and Credit Points (26 cp in total)


Full Course Fees

Payment Plans are available

Payment plans are available enabling students to pay fees in instalments.

Tuition Fee $11,000 (monthly payment plan available)
Application Fee $175 (non-refundable)
Deposit $1,000 (non-refundable, but allocated to tuition fees)

Course Dates 2022

Semester and Intensive Dates
Start date Census Date End date
Semester 1 Monday 7 March Thursday 10 March Sunday 26 June
Intensive 1 Monday 7 March Sunday 13 March
Semester 2 Sunday 24 July Wednesday 27 July Sunday 20 November
Intensive 1 Sunday 24 July Saturday 30 July
Intensive 2 Friday 18 November Sunday 20 November

This course has been developed from a unique combination of philosophies and practices that best unite a holistic understanding of human life. From the new sciences of the heart, brain and biology we explore the mind-body connection. We link this to our understanding of the subtle energies of the body, consciousness studies, and process-oriented psychology.

"What is within surrounds you" (RM Rilke)

The training emphasises experiential learning. A foundational element of the training is the practice of inner work, which will support the development of your awareness and emotional intelligence. These inner conditions are necessary for your presence, and to develop confidence in your unique therapeutic way of being and offering in the world.

More and more clients today are asking for an integrated holistic approach to matters of health and well-being. The Metavision graduate practitioner will be there to meet this emerging need.

Are you ready to evolve?

You will emerge from this training with:

Clear path to self improvement: A holistic approach embodies transformative change for the body, soul and spirit and develops self reflective awareness where inner change generates outer change.

Connection with a like-minded community: learning and growing with others in this course enables life-long connections and a welcomed embrace into a community of professionals committed to; life long learning, growth and contribution to holistic education and therapy.

Exceptional Techniques and skills: The techniques and skills you learn are ideal for everyday use and adaptable to a wide variety of applications.

Enriched understanding of the subtle relationship between yourself, others and your world: These insights will expand your perspective, ensuring your work will also help others to connect more deeply with themselves and their communities.

You will be supported to:

  • Excel in your chosen field with confidence and ability
  • Turn your passion into action through with tangible skills and pathways
  • Learn to identify, articulate and respond to the need in your organisation, sector, community or the world
  • Develop your awareness and emotional intelligence through inner work

We warmly welcome

  • All those who wish to deepen their skills for communication that is healing, regardless of setting, and grow self-awareness and confidence to navigate difficult interpersonal situations.
  • Health professionals such as counsellors, psychologists, social workers, doctors, complementary medical therapists and nurses who wish to expand and enrich their counselling and psychotherapy skills.
  • Professionals, including lawyers, educators, HR managers, business and community leaders who need to extend their conflict management and interpersonal skills.
  • Mature age students or young people (over 23) seeking to gain personal development, transformative knowledge, and spiritual awareness.

The Holistic Counselling Course is taught via 8 modules over one year of full-time equivalent study. This involves a mix of on campus intensives and home study via e Learning and a peer learning or 'study buddy' arrangement.

  • There are three on campus intensives each year, two of these are seven days and the last one is only three days.
  • There is a seven day intensive at the start of each semester, during which the content for the four corresponding modules is covered, so eight modules are covered over two semesters in the year.
  • The final three day intensive recaps and reviews the years work and each students progress through the course.
  • The course includes an extensive home study program, allowing for the homework to be done at your own pace.
  • Assignments and grading take place via interacting with the online components for each module.
  • The course requires approximately 16 hours of weekly commitment to adequately meet the study and assessment requirements.