AHA recognised training

AHA Recognised Hypnotherapy Training Courses

Hypnotherapy can be a very rewarding career and the AHA has been in the forefront of setting standards for the profession in Australia for more than 60 years.

The information about courses on this website is not complete, other courses may exist that meet AHA professional membership training standards, however, we may not be aware of these.

Training institutions wishing to be added to the list or anyone wishing to discuss training issues can contact the AHA on the Advisory Line 1300 55 22 54.  The criteria for placement on the list of recognised training providers is submission of full course details (including hours of study both external and face to face) for review by the AHA national committee.

Although the AHA maintains a list of training providers who all offer training courses that meet AHA professional and /or clinical standards, registration with the AHA (and thereby the acquisition of the appropriate membership certificate) is not restricted to applicants from these courses. Both registration and these industry-based awards are available to any suitably qualified practitioner.

Which training organisations are recognised by the AHA?

If you have decided to enrol in a hypnotherapy course, you’d like to know that you will be accepted by the association of your choice with a minimum of fuss.  So how do you know if a course is acceptable and meets recognised standards? Here are some of the things you should consider.

  • Check if the school you are about to join is on the AHA list of recognised schools.  These schools will work to ensure their graduates can join the AHA with the minimum amount of fuss.  It is also important to ensure that the course you are doing matches the information listed here.  For example, some schools will do shorter courses however the AHA may only recognise the diploma.

  • If that school is not listed, it could just be that they have not yet applied for recognition. Just contact the AHA Advisory Line 1300 55 22 54 to see if they meet AHA membership requirements.

Once you have commenced your course, consider becoming a student member with the AHA.  As an AHA student member with an AHA recognised school your membership is free of charge and you will be eligible to attend AHA workshops at a discounted member rate.

The AHA is independent of any school or training institution and its members come from a variety of training backgrounds. The AHA accepts that each institution will teach hypnosis and hypnotherapy in their own way, however there are core subjects that all applicants will need to have covered to be considered “professional” and to meet the AHA’s high standards. After all, would you want to join an association with low standards? 

See the AHA Prospectus for further information.

A word of caution

In any search for professional training it is essential to exercise care and common sense. The AHA makes no representations about the expertise or suitability of the training institutions or the accuracy of the information they provide. Where a training facility specifies any accreditation they are responsible for the accuracy of the information they provide.

Individuals seeking to engage in a training program are advised to confirm for themselves the validity of the claims made by the training institution. See the AHA guidelines to confirm minimum standards. You have the sole responsibility for the decision to engage in a particular course of study, and the AHA is not liable for any injury, loss, or damage that results from your use of the information contained in this training courses guide.

Recognised training schools and courses by location

To find a recognised school or course, type a city or location in the box below.  Please also be aware that many of these courses are delivered in multiple states with the physical location of their head office listed.  Internationally recognised schools are also listed.  Please contact the schools directly to enquire where their courses are delivered.

International schools:  This list is provided because the search facility in the register is geared up for Australian addresses and it can be difficult to find international schools listed with the AHA.