Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy (10177NAT)

Our Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy has been designed
to give you the skills, knowledge, experience and expertise
so you can launch and build your own private Clinical Hypnotherapy
practice, seeing as many (or as few) clients as you wish.


The government-accredited Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy (10177NAT) is a bang-up-to-date, fully-supported program created by the Academy of Hypnotic Science, Australia’s biggest and best trainer of Clinical Hypnotherapy.

The purpose of this course is two fold: firstly, to equip you with the skills, knowledge, experience and expertise to use Clinical Hypnotherapy to treat the common presenting issues such as smoking cessation; weight management; getting rid of fears, phobias and anxiety; and performance excellence (such as for sports, business, public speaking and so on). Secondly, the course equips you with the skills, knowledge, experience and expertise to launch and build your own private practice. By successfully completing this course you’ll be confident you are ready to launch and grown your own private practice as a trained practitioner in the field, working with private clients and building your own successful business.

The Academy of Hypnotic Science is the home of hypnotherapy in Victoria, and experts in delivering Clinical Hypnotherapy training in Australia. You’ll learn a great deal about how the mind works – how your mind works! – and how to help people accomplish changes in their lives. We think it’s the most rewarding career anyone could possibly have. If it sounds that way to you, we invite you to come join us!

Key Information

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    Classroom-based learning experience

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    13 months

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    Student Entry Procedure & Requirements:

    Student Entry Procedure & Requirements. You’ll be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to ensure your are suitable for this qualification and whether any additional support may be required for you throughout the program. Please see our Student Entry Procedure for further information.

What this course enables you to do.

By successfully completing this course you will be able to work with work with private clients and treat the common presenting issues such as smoking cessation, weight management and treatment of fears, phobias and anxiety. You’ll also be able to:

  • Apply for insurance to practice as a Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Apply for a Private Healthcare Provider Number upon successful membership of the AHA
  • Launch and build your own practice specialising in this work
  • Join any (or all!) of the national hypnotherapy professional associations

What’s in the course

The syllabus includes:

  • Hypnosis, hypnotherapy, hypnotic induction and self-hypnosis and their application for the treatment of common and advanced presenting issues;
  • Applying modern techniques of psychotherapy through Clinical Hypnotherapy;
  • Counselling, which is such a key (and sometimes overlooked) element in Clinical Hypnotherapy;
  • Building your Clinical Hypnotherapy business;
  • Working legally and ethically;
  • Reflecting on and improving your own professional practice;
  • Establishing and managing client relationships;
  • Applying specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills;

The course comprises 14 Units of Competency: five unique hypnotherapy units (created by and exclusively owned by the Academy); eight counselling units; and a business unit.

Course Delivery

The program duration is 13 month course and is a delivered through our classroom learning experience.


$12,000 – Payment plan options are available. Please contact us to learn more. 

Course Costs

We actively tailor training for people from diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities, and encourage all to apply. This nationally recognised qualification is delivered by Stirling Institute of Australia (TOID 21132).

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