The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.William James

Welcome to
The Academy of Hypnotic Science.

Welcome to the Academy of Hypnotic Science (RTO 21332). We are a Registered Training Organisation delivering Nationally Recognised Qualifications in Hypnotherapy. We are Victoria’s first, biggest and best, dedicated deliverer of Clinical Hypnotherapy training. Proudly delivering hypnotherapy training and assessment as part of the Stirling Institute of Australia (RTO 21132).

Over more than 30 years, Academy of Hypnotic Science has earned its reputation as the foremost trainer of Hypnotherapy in Australia. When you choose to train with Academy of Hypnotic Science, not only are you choosing first class training, you are also gaining access to a thorough and continuing professional development program.

Our trainers present the latest, cutting-edge information about Hypnotherapy, presenting new techniques such as Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Resource Therapy and reporting back from the frontiers of Hypnotherapy research. When you train at Academy of Hypnotic Science you’re doing much more than buying a qualification. You’re investing in a future: your future.

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From Aspiration
to Reality.

This is a hugely exciting time in the history of hypnosis in Australia.

Over the past few years its reputation has grown enormously, to the point where it’s highly likely someone you know has had Hypnotherapy – perhaps to stop smoking, or to lose weight, or to get rid of a phobia or fear. Perhaps, like us, you’ve even experienced its power for yourself, and that’s why you’ve come here.

The Academy of Hypnotic Science, founded in 1980, has always played a leading role in the development of our profession in this country. Its founders, Jim and Joane Goulding, were responsible for challenging the outmoded laws that existed around hypnosis at that time. Later, they were the first to seek government accreditation for their teaching.

Today, while Jim sadly is no longer with us, Joane still returns to run training series at the Academy, one of our specialist, accredited trainers. We are proud of our long heritage, and look forward to the next 30 years as hypnosis continues to grow in popularity as a fast, effective technique for treating a range of presenting issues. We have played our part in other ways, too.

Over the years more government-accredited Hypnotherapists have graduated from the Academy than through anywhere else in Australia. Today, we are the biggest Hypnotherapy training delivery organisation in the country. And we continue to break new ground, too; this year we launched Australia’s first ever government-accredited qualification in Hypnotherapy for Pregnancy and Childbirth. Have a look around – and give us a call on 1300 790 265. We look forward to talking to you soon!

Dr. Steve Carey PhD

About Us


Deciding where to study is an important decision, and we want to enable you with all the tools to make the best decision for you. We know that we provide the most advanced, comprehensive and supportive course in Victoria. But if you aren’t convinced then feel free to compare us to any other training provider.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, or you can’t find elsewhere on our website, why not come in for a chat?

Call us on 9532 8140 and let’s sit down and discuss what YOU are looking to get out of a course, share any questions or concerns you have and let us help you to find the best option for you. Whether you are looking to quickly start a career in hypnotherapy, are a practicing hypnotherapist or natural therapist looking to upskill or even just seeking personal enlightenment we have the right course to get you to where you want to go.

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Located in one of the coolest suburbs in Melbourne, our Cheltenham campus is surrounded by cafés and restaurants, retail and goods shops, which creates an atmosphere conducive to learning.

Our campus is well equipped, too, with a student kitchen, a reception area, and practice facilities for students wanting to hone their skills. Our campus reflects our vibrancy, while still being able to provide a structured learning environment.

Located 3 minutes walking time from Cheltenham Station, not only is it a bright, structured learning environment, it is also very easy to get to, with multiple public transport options and parking facilities within walking distance of the campus.

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