Education & Training

Education and training are key responsibilities for the Australian Foundation for Healing Touch Inc (AFHT).

AFHT courses are led by Certified Healing Touch Instructors who are highly trained and bring their own clinical experience to provide treatment context.

Instructor Profiles

Code of Ethics

Class Etiquette

While many students are registered nurses or other health care workers, AFHT courses are open to any interested individual who wishes to develop an in-depth understanding and practice of healing work using energy-based principles. No prior learning or experience is necessary; all that is required is a desire to develop a sensitivity to the healing work.

Not all students aim to become Practitioners – Healing Touch is also a valuable modality to learn for your own self-use or to share with others, and courses provide an opportunity to meet other like-minded people.

Come join us in a new journey of discovery.

Course Units

AFHT provides education in the modality of Healing Touch, as well as support for Healing Touch students, Practitioners and Instructors.

Our education program, curriculum and teaching materials enhance the students’ learning experience and ensure a consistent, informed and complete education in Healing Touch.

In Australia AFHTI offers all five units of the Healing Touch Certificate Program.

Unit 1 – Foundations of Healing Touch©
Unit 2 – Energetic Patterning and Clinical Applications©
Unit 3 – Advanced Healer Preparation©
Unit 4 – Case Management and Professional Practice©
Unit 5 – Self-Evaluation and Professional Development©

Scholarships and Learning Support*

A percentage of all AFHT course income is given to support and provide incentive to the expansion of Healing Touch in Australia.

Financial assistance may be granted to assist with professional development in the following areas:

  • Healing Touch Course Unit 1(repeater) and Units 2– 5
  • Healing Touch Courses – Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development (AFHT Endorsed)
  • Certification/Renewal as a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner/Instructor
  • Instructor Training
  • Attendance at AFHT/HBB or HT Affiliated Country Conference
  • Healing Touch Research

Mentgen Brandeth Scholarship

This scholarship fund has been set up to honour two very special women who have contributed much to Healing Touch.

Janet Mentgen first visited Australia in 1994 and contributed much more than teaching classes in her support for AFHT and our endeavours.

Hazel Brandreth was one of the first Certified Healing Touch Practitioners in Australia and has been a vital part of the development of Healing Touch within Australia.

* Conditions apply.

Upcoming Courses

Important: There are two organisations offering Healing Touch classes in Australia. Units of training are not interchangeable. If you start training with one group, it needs to be continued with that group.

If no products were found matching the unit level you would like to attend please contact us.

Unit 1

Unit 2

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Unit 3

Unit 4

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Unit 5

Recognition of Learning

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) awards Continued Professional Development (CPD) points for all AFHT Learning Units and activities.

The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) recognises Healing Touch Certificate Courses with 1 point per two hours of training for Continued Professional Education (CPE).

The Healing Beyond Borders HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). For more information see or

Anatomy & Physiology

Having an understanding of human anatomy and physiology can be helpful on your Healing Touch educational journey.

For information on appropriate courses, including a free online Diploma in Human Anatomy and Physiology course contact

For details on the online diploma course go to

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