Are your courses nationally recognised and/or government accredited?

Is Health & Harmony Colleges government accredited?

Health & Harmony Practitioner Courses allow you to practice as qualified (within the scope of the education).

For example, our Art Therapy Practitioner course and Holistic Counsellor Practitioner course allow you to start your own business as an Art Therapist or Holistic Counsellor, respectively, and obtain insurance to practice within the scope of your education. You can start your own business, and be contracted to work at schools or aged care facilities.
We even have graduates who work in correctional services. However, should you wish to go to university, they will not acknowledge your transcript as ‘prior learning’ as we operate under a different framework.

Natural Therapies within Australia is largely self-regulated. However, to call yourself qualified – it is interpreted that you have obtained equivalent study to join an association and obtain insurance to practice.

We are not an RTO (Registered Training Organisation), which is why our course fees are not in excess of several thousands of dollars. Our courses do not give you a pathway to a higher education award (i.e. University). In many cases, there is no higher education award pathway for the majority of our modalities (for popular subjects such as Holistic Counselling, Crystal Healing, etc.). For some modalities, prior to 2019, one could study an RTO qualification and obtain a provider number to offer their clients a rebate through private health insurance companies, however:

“Since 1 April 2019 private health insurers have no longer been able to offer benefits for some natural therapies as part of a health insurance policy: The affected natural therapies are Alexander technique, aromatherapy, Bowen therapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, western herbalism, homeopathy, iridology, kinesiology, naturopathy, Pilates, reflexology, Rolfing, shiatsu, tai chi, and yoga.” (Source:

There is an entrepreneurial intent when studying an industry recognised course. Health and Harmony Colleges is an approved training provider for Holistic Health Associates International ( and International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT). It is the responsibility of the student to confirm prior to enrolment which association recognises their course.


What recognition will I receive at the end of my course?

Health and Harmony College is a fully approved training provider of both:

Holistic Health Associates International (HHAI)

The association founder is Gwendoline Ford, who has been in the industry for 26 years.
Your next step to becoming a Professional Practitioner would be to join them on a Professional Practitioner or Platinum Professional Practitioner membership level.

Benefits of joining are:

  • – Professional recognition of all your modalities.
  • – Discounted insurance for all of your modalities under the one policy.
  • – Worldwide insurance coverage* (Except USA and Canada).
  • – A directory listing.
  • – The use of the HHAI logos and seals.
  • – A certificate of membership for your wall and professional integrity.
  • – Meet and chat with other members in the members-only Facebook group.
  • – Exclusive members only discounts, and much more.

You can also join on a student membership, and get your foot in the door early!
For more information, please email:
“Be a part of an association that makes a difference.”


International Institute for Complimentary Therapists (IICT)
Please visit to view their different membership types and levels.

Please check with one of our course advisors prior to enrolling to confirm specific recognition for each course, to ensure it suits your needs.

Holistic Health Associates logo IICT Approved Training Provider