. Clinical Hypnosis Training | Institute of Applied Psychology

    10791NAT Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis
    and Strategic Psychotherapy


    With Online Training
    & Live Broadcast Sessions

Become a Clinical Hypnotherapist and transform lives including your own.

This blended diploma provides advanced skills and knowledge in the most effective non-script Ericksonian based hypnosis techniques available today. This 18 month course with 16 days of modules. Live Broadcast Sessions instruction plus online learning components makes this, according to many, the most thorough career training in the field.

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What you will learn in this course
  • Effective interviewing skills - how to build rapport quickly.
  • How to identify client issues through strategic questioning.
  • Modern Ericksonian hypnotic inductions (Traditional scripted hypnosis has much lower success rates. Hence, we do NOT teach it).
  • A range of tried, tested and proven techniques to hypnotise just about anyone.
  • Specific hypnotic devices to manage pain, physical impairments and addictions.
  • Modern Strategic Psychotherapy to deal with procrastination, stress and anxiety, dependencies, phobias, mild depression, anger and low self esteem.
  • The Gordian Pillars of Psychotherapy (exclusive to IAP) Provides a simple proven framework to address client problems.
  • How to not waste time. The DO’s and DON’Ts of marketing your practice.
  • How to build a successful career.
Course Quick Facts


Up to 18 months


Enrol now, start now and choose best 16 live practical days


10 hours a week (average)


From any device


Min year 12 + 5 years work experience


Multiple per module


eLearning + 16 live & interactive online practical days

Payment Options

Upfront or up to 24-months interest free*

Outcomes & Recognitions

AQF Government accredited Diploma; Course recognition with many Australian and international associations.

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You can download the Course Outline directly to your device containing what you can expect to cover during the course.
Course benefits
National Government Accreditation

We provide the most advance training available in Australia & Asia Pacific with full government accreditation that safeguards your future.

Resources Access after you graduate

Our support does not stop when you finish your qualification. You get access to a growing library of clinical video demonstrations for life.

Advanced Techniques

Our approach is the most leading-edge, evidence based, and the most refined approach available.

Get your career started today with the online training component.

There's no need for you to wait until the Live Broadcast Sessions component of this course, get started on your journey towards Clinical Hypnotherapy certification now with the online course components.

You will start to learn important components of the course and build a valuable foundation of knowledge that will prepare you well prior to the Live Broadcast Sessions component.

Speak to one of our friendly staff today to find out more about this course and how you can get started today.

Speak to one of our friendly staff today to find out more about this course and how you can get started today.
Or, enroll now to access the online training material and get started today!
Request a Callback
Call us now: 1300 915 497

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10791NAT Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy

Modular: 16 days Live Broadcast Sessions + 10 units online, self-directed learning

Live Broadcast

Time: 1.00pm - 8.00pm Daily

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Meet The Trainer

Gordon Young

Meet The Trainer

Gordon Young


Gordon is the founder of The Institute of Applied Psychology, a registered training organisation (RTO). As a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, lead facilitator and published author, Gordon’s primary pursuit is harnessing the power of the mind for accelerated human change and peak performance.

  • DIP Clinical Hypnotherapy and Strategic Psychotherapy
  • BA (HONS) Diploma Education
  • Founder of The Institute of Applied Psychology
  • Founder of the Sydney Hypnotherapists
  • Member of Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
  • Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member of the Australasian Neuroscience Society
  • The only Australian Hypnotherapy Trainer to be invited to be a faculty member of the inaugural Erickson Online Congress 2012 endorsed by the Milton Erickson Foundation
  • Former President of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ASCH)
  • Former Chair of the Australian Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ABNLP)
  • Former Editor of the Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis


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Our Guarantee

If life gets in the way and you cannot complete, you can defer for up to 18 months. You may also get credits towards the full diploma for units you have completed. It couldn’t be easier.

Get over 120 hours of lessons and unlimited clinical demonstrations direct to your smartphone.

We know that when you first become a Clinical Hypnotherapist you will be dealing with a range of conditions, in many cases for the first time.

This is why we provide you ongoing access to the vast video library of clinical demonstrations, troubleshooting and explanations on how to treat specific conditions to refresh your knowledge.

Only IAP graduates enjoy this valuable, life-long support.

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Course Details

This course is suitable for those considering a career change, looking to add therapeutic skills and/or to start their own business and help people. These may include:

a. Individuals wishing to change careers or enter into a new career OR

b. Existing workers who have over 5 years work experience in any field and wish to upgrade their skills and knowledge into a new and/or existing industry sector OR

c. Existing workers who wish to have their current skills and knowledge recognised OR

  • This course is delivered online to students across Australia and the globe. Training will be delivered online using interactive platforms and utilities (Zoom).
  • The 16 live practical days are delivered via zoom in blocks of 4 days, 1pm-8pm AEST.
  • Self-paced - Typically 10 hours a week over 18 months. Note: Students will be required to complete activities in their own time and will be required to manage their own study.

This course requires the following to be enrolled:

-Year 12 or equivalent and

-5 years of post-secondary school work experience in any field.

We have a range of payment methods that include upfront, 24-month interest-free, Zip Money and up to 5 year payment plans that includes interest and fees. (Tncs apply)

Upon graduation of this course, you will receive a digital and hard copy of the 10791NAT Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy within 4 weeks of graduating.

This course is nationally-accredited by The Australian Skills Quality Agency (ASQA)

This course is recognised by the following associations:

  • Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (Peak Body)
  • ISPA
  • ASCH
  • GOAH
  • HHA
  • AHA
  • GHSC

All students have up to 18 months to complete this course from the date of enrolment.

This Diploma includes the following units:


  • DCHHYP501 - Work within a clinical hypnosis framework
  • DCHHYP502 - Prepare for clinical hypnosis session
  • DCHHYP503 - Provide clinical hypnosis session
  • DCHHYP504 - Monitor and evaluate clinical hypnosis interventions
  • DCHSTP505 - Develop clinical hypnosis and strategic psychotherapy practice
  • DCHSTP506 - Apply strategic psychotherapy techniques to clinical hypnosis
  • CHCCSL001 - Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically


  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCCCS019 - Recognised and respond to crisis situations
  • CHCCCS014 - Provide brief interventions

Standard tuition is $14,995. Call us on 1300 915 497 for any current campaigns.

Pre-Paid fees paid by students are protected under clause 7.3 of the Standards for RTOs 2015 through a Bank Guarantee held by IAP..

When you join IAP, you join a community of like-minded peers and receive the highest quality of live student support. We offer you the following:

  • Phone and email student support access and support
  • IAP Knowledge Base
  • Weekly study support groups
  • Monthly playdates (practice sessions)
  • Student community networking engagement platform

Different units will require the completion of different assessments across the course. These include:

  • Observation/Practical skills
  • Written responses
  • Third party reports
  • Case studies
  • Simulated / Role Plays

“Gordon has a magical ability for game-changing, especially in the area of altering the way in which the mind thinks and reacts. I can highly recommend him whenever you are needing to flick the switch to more effective modes of thinking, whether it’s at a personal, professional, or business team level.”

Brodee Myers-Cooke
Editor in Chief, Taste.com.au Magazine, News Corp.

“I recommend their (IAP) work and their trainings a great deal. As a trainer you can tell the quality of a group. Gordon is also very similar to me, he sees this work and what we do as a sacred space. I love the spirit I find here.”
Bill O’Hanlon
Oprah Guest, Student of the legendary Milton H Erickson Creator of Solution Oriented Hypnosis and author of 36 books on change.
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