10539NAT Diploma of Leadership in Expressive Arts and Group Work

10539NAT Diploma Of Leadership in Expressive Arts and Group Work


A CCM Expressive Arts qualification develops the skills to take on a  stronger leadership role in organisations, community and corporate environments.

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A CCM Expressive Arts qualification develops the skills to take on a  stronger leadership role in organisations, community and corporate environments.

Course overview 

Our 10539NAT Diploma of Leadership in Expressive Arts and Group Work is a nationally recognised course designed to develop leadership abilities and enhance the knowledge and skills needed to work as a group facilitator using art mediums including music, movement and dance, poetry, storytelling and more. It is the only course of its kind in Australia and embodies a cutting edge leadership model incorporating mind, body and soul. The essence of the course is that it combines a transpersonal perspective with expressive arts (including music, movement and dance, poetry, storytelling, nature immersion and more). Students learn a variety of processes including mindful meditation, visualisation, metaphor, imagery and nature immersion within an experiential methodology, this allows students to develop a depth of skills applicable to a wide variety of cultural circumstances. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to work as a group leader using expressive arts, providing services to a wide range of organisations, corporate and community groups (e.g high needs groups).

Why study this course with CCM?

  • Our course uses a leadership model that is intellectually sound, academically stimulating, creative, and transformative.
  • Leadership in Expressive Arts and Group Work is the only transpersonal expressive arts leadership course in Australia.
  • The course was deeply researched and developed over 8 years by CCM’s expert transpersonal Lecturers.
  • Students develop the skills to take a stronger leadership role in organisations, community and corporate environments.
  • The10539NAT Diploma of Leadership in Expressive Arts and Group Work is a nationally recognised and endorsed qualification. Graduates can gain membership and insurance through International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT).
  • When you study with CCM you join a dedicated, focused and passionate community of career minded students that have a strong network which supports each other.
  • You will receive comprehensive, specialist training to support your career and life goals.
  • Students will become confident group leaders that are flexible thinkers with commensurate skills and have an ability to transfer knowledge from one context to the other through a variety of learning modalities.

Who is the course for?

This course may appeal to any number of people. From those who already work in or have a love of group work and would like to become more skilled in a multi-modal approach, to people who want to develop leadership skills to advance in their jobs or who are looking for a more fulfilling career in complementary health and expressive arts. If you are interested in the transpersonal aspect of life and want to develop the ability to provide holistic leadership and group facilitation, this course is for you.


  • The Life of Creativity
  • Group Work – A Transpersonal Perspective
  • Introduction to Soul Centred Psychodrama
  • Dynamic Action Methods
  • Shadow Work
  • Multi-­Modal Transpersonal Expressive Arts
  • Nature Based Leadership
  • Rites of Passage
  • Target Groups and Leadership
  • Integrative Practice
  • Placement

Career outcomes 

This course develops the skills to take a stronger leadership role in organisations, community and corporate environments. Graduates will gain the ability to facilitate groups in health and wellbeing, spirituality, environmental, sports and other key groups. Graduates will be skilled in using Transpersonal methods including mindful meditation, imagery and states of consciousness to facilitate wellbeing and optimal living in participants.

Our Expressive Arts faculty who teach this course

    Our courses are led by a team of highly skilled and richly experienced staff. Please click on an image below to read their stories.

Vicki Dean
Robert Boyle Expressive Arts

See what our graduates say about this course 

A CCM Expressive Arts qualification can lead to a rewarding career as an Art Therapist and Counsellor. Sile shares her success in helping others improve their lives and find true meaning.

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The college really is at the cutting edge area of health. It’s quiet frankly an education that is second to none.


I started studying with CCM when I was already working as a Psychotherapist when I realised I needed more than simply ‘Talk Therapy’ to support my clients needs. In my prior training we had not really explored Expressive Therapies or the power role of the Transpersonal but CCM offered the perfect integration of both.


The Transpersonal Counselling Advanced Diploma course has changed my lifestyle, my relationships and my personal and professional goals in life. I now teach Yoga with a different and improved perspective and hold space for my students to incorporate yogic techniques while maintaining a connection to their heart and embracing their own unique rhythm.


When I decided to study Kinesiology, it was important to me that I had the best education possible. I did a lot of research and decided that the College of Complementary Medicine was the only option.


The incredible camaraderie and sense of community encouraged at CCM goes beyond the classroom to faculty management and administration. I haven’t experienced this sense of belonging at any other college and found that it made learning so much more enjoyable and valuable.


Course Information 

Domestic and International Students

12 months


Taking expressions of interest for early 2020. Please email courseadvisor@ccm.edu.au to register your interest.


Classes run for 2 consecutive days (Mon & Tue), 3 weeks on and 1 week off.

All assessments that form part of this course are competency-based, with a result of Competent or Not Yet Competent (NYC). Types of assessment in this course include; practical observations, assignments, short answer questions, student clinic, case studies and presentations.


The 10539NAT Diploma of Leadership in Expressive Arts and Group Work is current between 12/01/2015 and 11/01/2020. Students enrolled during the currency period, are able to complete this course for a period of 2 years after the expiration date.

All face to face classes are limited to 30 participants, and as such all applications are processed on a first come, first served basis.

This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).


Entry Requirements 

Although there are no course-specific entry requirements to study this qualification, CCM does ensure that all students who wish to study with us are also suitable.

To determine suitability and ensure all enrolled students can successfully complete the course, CCM assesses a potential student’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills, computer literacy and suitability to the course they wish to enrol in.


To establish Language Literacy and Numeracy skills, CCM requires students to provide evidence in the form of:

  • a Certificate III or higher qualification; or
  • an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) assessment result of Level 3 or above; or
  • a Higher School Certificate (HSC), or equivalent, with 50% or more, in both Math and English.

Computer Literacy

As all courses offered by CCM incorporate use of CCM’s online learning platform, whether it be in accessing course materials or submitting course work for assessment, CCM requires all students to have:

  • access to a computer for the duration of the course;
  • access to the internet as required; and
  • computer literacy skills at Level 3 of the ACSF.

Course Suitability

As part of the enrolment process, each student is also interviewed to ascertain their individual interests in undertaking the course, to ensure it is suitable for both their personal and career aspirations. Dependent on the outcome of the discussion, Course Advisors are able to suggest the most appropriate course, location and mode of delivery for the individual student.

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