Wholistic Health College

Certificate (Geelong, Victoria)

The Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development

On Campus at St Leonards, Victoria.

3 IICT, CMA and IMTA accredited certificates in 1 course
Includes a full year of IMTTA Practitioner Registration free
One full day per week – 9 am to 3.30 pm every Saturday for six weeks
10 hours of home study per week

Course Dates, Fees & Payment Plans

Course fee paid on full on enrolment
$1170 + GST = $1287

Next course commencement dates
Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Limited places available


Graduates are entitled to use the letters Cert.Med.Hol.Couns. (MBEd)

Includes: Certificate of Meditation Teaching, Certificate in Chair Yoga Instruction and Certificate in Holistic Counselling and Life Coaching.

You can choose to complete further postgraduate courses after graduating from the Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development, as standalone short courses if you wish.

Completion of an additional four postgraduate courses after graduating your Certificate course will elevate your qualification to the Diploma of Meditation Therapy and Holistic Counselling.

Practitioner Registration

All course graduates receive an invitation to join the International Meditation Teachers and Therapists Association (IMTTA) FREE for the first year, as a registered IMTTA Practitioner.

The IMTTA will provide you with resources, support and guidance to assist you to begin and successfully establish your new holistic practice. (You can re-register each year after the first free year expires at $220 per year if you wish to receive continuing support and assistance.) You will receive your invitation to join the IMTTA free when you graduate from your course (Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development) and can start working in your exciting new career immediately even if you plan to continue studying, through postgraduate courses, to achieve your Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Masters in Holistic Counselling.

Course Outcomes

On Completion of this Certificate level intensive training course, you will be qualified to work as a professional meditation teacher and holistic counsellor.

You will be able to work for yourself teaching meditation, chair yoga and positive life skills in the community to groups and individuals and in the corporate sector as a stress management consultant. You will also be able to provide holistic counselling services. You may also seek employment, if you wish, in holistic healthcare centres, wellbeing clinics, health clubs, natural therapies centres and retreats, gymnasiums, respite centres and community centres as well as several other areas that seek to employ qualified holistic therapists with a focus on meditation therapy and positive self-development.

On completion, you will have the skills, qualifications and confidence to develop a solid general holistic wellbeing practice, and you will have ongoing practitioner support to assist you in successfully developing your practice.

You will be able to register for full membership with the International Institute of Complementary Therapist, The Complementary Medical Association, The International Meditation Teachers Association and several other recognised holistic and complementary therapist associations.

You can read about laws, legislation and accreditation here.

Course Modules

Studies in Chair Yoga, Holistic Counselling and Meditation Techniques are a core component throughout all course modules.

Week One Module One - Foundation Studies in Meditation
History and Theory of Meditation
Developing Meditation routines
Deepening and refining your practice
Module Two – Stress; Understanding Cause & Effect
Understanding stress
Physiological responses to stress
Psychological causes of stress
Week Two Module Three - Foundations of Human Happiness
The psychology of happiness
Subconscious programming and reprogramming
States of mind & Fundamentals of self-image
Module Four - Tools for Healing
Tools for healing
Positive thinking skills
Foundations of Mind-Body Medicine
Meditation as a healing tool & Hypnotic states
Week Three Module Five - Meditation Styles and Techniques
Poses and positions
Chakras and energy Meditations
Guided Meditations & visualization
Mantras and affirmations in Meditation
Module Six - Teaching
Talking to groups & Group leadership skills
Answering questions about Meditation Leading guided Meditations
Overcoming obstacles to Meditation practice
Creating safe and effective teaching environments
Week Four Module Seven - Working with Specific Groups
People with disabilities
Health care professionals & business clients
Difficult clients
Module Eight - Counselling & Coaching Skills
Client-centred approach
Active listening skills
Identifying obstacles
Case studies
Week Five Module Nine - Running Classes and Workshops
Basic Meditation
The Inner Voyage Course (Meditation, Stress Management & Personal Development Combination)
Inner Voyage Teen Program (Meditation for Teenagers)
Choosing Venues
Module Ten - Corporate and Community Settings
Corporate stress management and relaxation workshops
Approaching community groups and organizations
Volunteer and community work
Week Six Module Eleven – Small Business Management
Ethics and Professionalism
Your public profile
Fundamentals of customer service
Maintaining student/client records
Charging for your services
Running a small home office
Module Twelve – Marketing; The key to success
Understanding the power of branding, targeted marketing and advertising
The Internet - How to use free advertising for your business
Public image

Your Teacher: Julie-Anne Salter

Julie-Anne Salter is fun, caring, inspirational and has an infectious laugh that makes your soul smile. Empathetic by nature, her ability to make a difference in peoples lives is reflected in every area of her life. Her healing wisdom, knowledge, experience and ability to bring compassion and empowerment to any person living with trauma is totally authentic.

She is an accredited and highly trained holistic therapies practitioner and a teacher trainer with Mind Body Education.

The number one highlight about being a teacher in Julie-Anne’s eyes is being the observer, watching students get inspired, empowered, blossom, creating and reconnecting back to themselves and rediscovering their passion for living. It fills Julie-Anne’s heart with so much gratitude.