The Complementary Medicine courses allow you to work with both children and adults. However in all instances, it is important to note that each state has its own requirements for working with children, so you must make your own enquiries with the relevant government department.
CCM is a Recognised Provider of Natural Medicine Education with the ATMS. All course formats for a HLT52415 Diploma of Kinesiology, 10594NAT Diploma of Mind Body Medicine and 10708NAT Advanced Diploma of Integrative Complementary Medicine courses have been deemed to meet the ATMS’s Minimum Education Standards.
Current students in any of the above courses can apply to join the ATMS as a Student Member, enjoying the benefits of student membership, whilst also starting to connect with the natural medicine profession. Upon successful completion of the course graduates can apply to upgrade to Accredited Membership and avoid the joining fee!
ALL other educational activities and short courses delivered by CCM are automatically approved by the ATMS for CPE points, at the highest rate of 1 CPE point per hour of tuition. Check out our offerings here Professional Development Courses.
It is important to note that membership of the ATMS, or any other association, does not guarantee health fund provider status, as the health funds set down their own individual requirements. To apply for health fund provider status, each member must provide sufficient information to be assessed against the criteria set down by the health funds – more detailed complementary health information is located on the ATMS Website.
Whilst most mainstream counselling is cognitive based, transpersonal therapy counsellingandart therapy apply processes that engage other states of consciousness such as meditation, visualisation as resources that extend positive possibilities beyond the limitations of Ego.
The client-centred, strength-based counselling and communication techniques used in CCM’s Transpersonal courses are common in many counselling modalities and therefore recognised in mainstream organisations and agencies that employ counsellors and art therapists.
The Art Therapy and Counselling courses focus on one-on-one therapy. However many processes are effective with groups.
The Leadership in Expressive Arts courses and Group Work course addresses group work leadership and developing skills to work with any style of group, however many of the process are also effective one-on-one.
The Transpersonal Art Therapy/Counselling courses are specifically directed at working with adults, however, many students who have experience in working with children are able to apply the course-work to this area and explore its application with children during their 100 hours of practical placement.
The Diploma of Leadership in Expressive Arts and Group Work course has children as one of the target groups.
However, in all instances, it is important to note that each state has its own requirements for working with children, so you must make your own enquiries with the relevant government department.
Assessment of a range of skills and knowledge together is known as holistic assessment. Due to the nature and purpose of all CCM’s courses, we have adopted a holistic teaching and assessment approach.
Our methods and tools may assess a number of elements of competence, or more than one competency unit at a time. For more specific information on when you will achieve competency within each of our courses, please see the individual course pages.
Not only are most of CCM’s courses nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, they have also been accredited by one or more relevant industry associations. Association accreditation ensures that the course they endorse meet industry standards in terms of content and hours of training. It provides students with the confidence that their training is also recognised by an industry body.
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