Hypnotherapy can be a very rewarding career and the AHA has been at the forefront of setting standards for the profession in Australia for more than 75 years.
The information about courses on this website is not complete, other courses may exist that meet AHA Graduate 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 either in person and/or interactive online) for review by the AHA Board.
Although the AHA maintains a list of training providers who offer training courses that meet AHA graduate, professional and /or clinical membership standards, registration with the AHA, and thereby the acquisition of the appropriate membership certificate, is not restricted to applicants from these courses.
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 Australia’s premier Association. So how do you know if a course is acceptable and meets the AHA's recognised standards? Here are some of the things to consider.
Check if the training provider you are about to join is on the AHA list of recognised providers. These providers will work to ensure their graduates meet the AHA’s requirements. It is also important to ensure that the course you are doing matches the information listed in the AHA Prospectus. For example, some providers will do shorter courses however it is up to you to ensure that the course you are embarking on meets the course content requirements for AHA membership, as listed in the current prospectus.
If that provider 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 provider 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 training organisation 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 a graduate member and to meet the AHA’s high standards.
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 organisations 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 organisation. 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.
To find a recognised provider or course, refer to a location in tabs 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 providers are also listed. Please contact the training organisation directly to enquire where and how their courses are delivered.
Course curriculum for Graduate Membership of the AHA is 800 hours from 1st January 2024.
Students commencing courses in the latter half of 2023 and beyond will be required to meet the 800 hours of course curriculum. Those who do not meet the 800 hour course curriculum requirement will need to undertake additional formal education to meet this requirement prior to Membership being granted.
The Australian Hypnotherapists Association is currently reviewing all previously recognised courses.
Courses recognised as AHA entrance level courses
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