There is a wide range of Holistic and Complementary Therapies Modalities which do not fit into
the current New Zealand and Australian Government Training Framework. We are applying to
get this course recognised by NZQA and with Study Link.
At present, no courses through College of Holistic Arts are certified with NZQA or Study Link.
In Australia this include Yoga, Holistic Counselling, Meditation and Holistic Arts Therapies, just
to name a few. In the Australian Governments White Paper, it was decided that the range of
Holistic and Complementary Therapies is so vast that it is not in the best interest of the end user
for them to be regulated by the Government and that these industries needed to be regulated by
reputable industry bodies. Not that they are unregulated, just industry regulated. In order to
practice as a therapist under these modalities you need industry recognition and to be able to
get professional indemnity and liability insurance.
Modality-based Associations are usually owned by the same people who own training colleges
within that industry.
They only focus on that particular modality and they often only accept membership from
graduates of their own training courses.
There is nothing essentially wrong with that, provided there is plenty of transparency, value and
support for members and the course you are going to study is not ONLY accredited with a
modality-based association. If it is, it could mean the college has simply started an association to
provide accreditation for their own course. Many modality based associations only approve of a
specific style, technique, tradition or lineage of that therapy.
Industry-based Associations are not owned by the same people who own the training
colleges. They are separate, not associated with the colleges and non-bias. Their purpose is to
protect the end-user and maintain the integrity of holistic and complementary therapies. They
may offer training courses and professional development training but there is no requirement
for members to participate. They accept members from a very wide variety of different
therapeutic modalities. They are not concerned with the specific styles, techniques, traditions or
lineages. They are concerned with the quality, educational content, course outcomes, scope of
information, where that information originated and the integrity of the course provider. They
have a rigorous process which course providers must adhere to before they provide
accreditation for any training courses.
Our courses are recognized with the International Institute of Complementary Therapists, The
Holistic Healers Association International, The International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine
and The Complementary Medical Association.
All have excellent global reputations and rigorous screening processes. We are very proud to
have their stamps of approval.
Our graduates can join the IICT, HHAI and the CMA, and get professional practitioner insurance,
in 26 countries around the world.
Mind Body Education courses are all evidence-based and incorporate a wide variety of
techniques and styles.