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IKON INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA LEARNING WITH A DIFFERENCE

2013 PROSPECTUS IKONINSTITUTE.COM.AU T 08 8350 9753 E info@ikoninstitute.com


CONTENTS

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Welcome

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The Ikon Difference

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The Diploma of Counselling

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Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy

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Advanced Diploma of Counselling

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The Diploma of Youth Work

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Fees & Financial Assistance

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IKON Application Process

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FAQ’s


CEO

WELCOME

Thank you for your interest in studying with IKON. At IKON we are committed to your success. We provide you with the academic knowledge practical skills and clinical experience necessary to excel in your chosen path. Throughout our a history, IKON has developed a strong reputation as a quality training provider, ensuring that our graduates are recognised by employers as ‘ready therapists’. Our Courses are based on self-awareness and authenticity and offer a unique delivery method, integrating both cutting-edge theory with experiential and practical techniques. Our job is to support you on your chosen path and assist you in utilising your strengths to find your calling. For those who are concerned about returning to study, our specialised trainers have years of experience that you can draw on – we’re always here to help and support your learning. So if you are drawn to ‘making a difference’ and wish to become a part of our growing network of students and graduates, please enjoy reading through your course information. We look forward to supporting you in your endeavours, helping you to expand your horizons and assisting you in becoming an effective and positive influence in your immediate world and in our greater society. Warm Regards,

Brad Seaman Director & CEO

We are committed to providing you with the very best education available in the transpersonal field and supporting your discovery into new pathways to healing and wellbeing.

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IKON DIFFERENCE

ABOUT THE IKON INSTITUTE

CONNECT WITH LIKE-MINDED INDIVIDUALS

The IKON Institute is a nationally-accredited training organisation specialising in tertiary and short courses in the areas of human services including art therapy and counselling.

IKON courses are conducted in a workshop style environment allowing you to express yourself in an open forum of like-minded people. You will be exposed to a broad range of contrasting theories and therapeutic modalities that will enable you to select the appropriate techniques and methods for your clients.

We offer students a different way of learning by integrating theory with experiential and practical techniques, to support the growth and healing of clients, in a supportive and creative environment. The vocational qualifications you will gain at IKON will enable you to make a real difference in your life and the lives of others.

LARGEST PROVIDER IN AUSTRALIA Established in 1988, the IKON Institute has been helping people help others for over 20 years. Today we are the largest provider of art therapy training in Australia with courses operating in Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. We are committed to providing you with the very best education available in the transpersonal field and supporting your discovery into new pathways to healing and wellbeing.

VET FEE-HELP AVAILABLE VET FEE-HELP assists eligible students to pay for all or part of their VET tuition fees when studying one or more accredited courses of study. The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan direct to a students’ provider, students repay their loans through the Australian taxation system once their income is above the minimum repayment threshold of $49,095 (2012-2013 limit). Please refer to www.ato.gov.au for further details.

ACCREDITED COURSES & STUDY MODES All IKON courses are designed so that participants will learn comprehensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills as well as develop a greater understanding of themselves and the current cultural and social context within which they live. IKON’s nationally accredited courses currently include; Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling Diploma of Counselling Diploma of Youth Work Certificate IV Youth Work IKON also offers a wide variety of affordable Professional Development workshops for individuals and organisations as well as Master-classes for graduates and professionals. The workshops aim to promote both self-reflection and the practical application of concepts and skills in everyday life. Some of our most popular workshops include; Introduction to Art Therapy Introduction to Transpersonal Counselling Psyche and Clay Counselling Skills for everyday practice (On site training available where tailored solutions are required)

SKILLS FOR ALL IKON is proud to be an approved Skills For All training provider. Skills for All is a South Australian government initiative that is changing the way vocational education and training is funded in South Australia. Most South Australians are now eligible for government funded training through IKON resulting in low tuition fees for students for the following courses;

Please refer to our website for further details of our 2013 workshop programme.

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IKON DIFFERENCE

TAP INTO YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IKON’s teaching staff come from diverse backgrounds and have years of professional experience in the fields of art therapy, transpersonal counselling and psychotherapy, counselling, youth work and training. At IKON our commitment to deliver you the highest level of skills extends into assuring you have the very best trainer that specialises in the particular module you study. With a team that includes more than 30 trainers, you can be sure to tap into the experience of many specialised teaching therapists and their various teaching methods. Visit ikoninstitute.com.au to learn more about our trainers, their experience and qualifications. Here is a snap shot of IKON’s pool of training experience.

STAFF PROFILES Simon Paul Director, Head of Counselling & Psycotherapy Simon is a trained counsellor and has extensive experience in counselling private practice, and also the commercial and youth training sectors. He has provided VET level accredited training as well as a series of tailored Professional Development training programs throughout South Australia. He is now operating as a director of the IKON Institute of Australia.

“When you are feeling sick it (art therapy) helps you take your mind off whatever you are going through. It makes you feel like you can do anything really.” Ryan, 9-year-old leukaemia patient

Glenda Needs Head of Creative Therapies Glenda Needs has been using the Arts therapeutically for almost 15 years and completed her Post Graduate Arts Therapy training at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Glenda has extensive background in multimodal Arts Therapy, both with diverse client populations and in an educational role. She has an academic and practical background in drama, art, neuroscience, disability, counselling, clinical supervision, paediatric psycho-social palliative care and art therapy. Glenda worked for many years in her own busy Art Therapy practice, providing both private and organisation funded consultations. She also established the Art Therapy program at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in South Australia and worked as the head art therapist in Paediatric Palliative Care. Glenda loves seaside camping holidays, and accompanying her children and her grandchildren to galleries and live theatre. Glenda particularly likes rainy weekend afternoons where she can pick up a paint brush and ‘make a mess’ of a canvas. Lisa Duggan State Coordinator QLD Lisa is an experienced expressive art therapist, counsellor and educator. Lisa has gained multiple skills as an allied health professional working in Respite Care and Residential Aged Care. Lisa runs a thriving practice in Brisbane, specialising in working with individuals and couples in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and life transitions. She adopts a range of therapeutic approaches and techniques to initiate insight and facilitate change and where applicable, integrates yoga and mindfulness practice into her art therapy sessions with clients. Drawing on a corporate background Lisa also designs and facilitates mental health programmes for the workplace. Lisa is inspired to bring forth simplistic methods for creating positive change. Sally Holmes State Coordinator and Lecturer, Transpersonal Art Therapy WA. Sally Holmes is a working Creative Arts Therapist with training and experience in Art, Drama and Sandplay Therapy. She is also an experienced teacher and group facilitator. Sally has worked as a Creative Arts therapist/Drug and Alcohol Counsellor at Women’s Health and Family Services and has also worked at women’s prisons.

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IKON DIFFERENCE Tessa Wylde Lecturer, Transpersonal Art Therapy, WA

Jannie Olsen Leach Lecturer, Art Therapy, QLD

Tessa is an art therapist, working with adults living with disabilities, and a current teacher and group facilitator with IKON. With the support of a great team of staff and volunteers, Tessa is helping to develop programs and activities that inspire potential in individuals.

Jannie is a mother, art psychotherapist, artist, advanced social worker, clinical specialist and educator. She has many years of experience working within government and private sectors with families, children and adolescences both locally and overseas. In addition to her integral role at IKON, Jannie runs her own practice. Jannie loves being with her family and friends, has a great love for beach life, art, books, travelling, movies and listening to people with great stories about life.

Belinda Ryan Belinda is a qualified Art Therapist and Counsellor and a previous student of IKON. Bel has worked in varying psychosocial roles in the Education, Health and Not for profit sectors. She has worked extensively with Adolescents where she has developed and facilitated numerous programs. Complimenting her teaching of the Transpersonal Art Therapy and Diploma of Counselling at IKON, Bel is currently an Art Therapist in Paediatric Palliative Care at the Womens and Childrens Hospital as well as having her own private practice. Alexsandra White Lecturer, Transpersonal Art Therapy, SA Alexsandra is also an enthusiastic Teacher/Trainer and has been educating adults, children and their families for over 25 years. As a Consultant she delivers Professional Development Workshops and training to Educators, parents, or anyone who is looking at expanding their knowledge on a range of different topics. Jaime Grace Machado Lecturer, Transpersonal Art Therapy, QLD Jaime is a transpersonal explorer, with many years of experience in business training & consulting and educating. Jamie creates a healing blend utilising shamanism, hero’s journey, voice dialogue, archetypal work and rituals. Jaime is also a trainer and workshop leader in Tarot Meditations and Kabbalah Constellations. After a 2 year journey around the world through different cultures he is very interested in Tarot and photography to explore archetypal themes in Art Therapy for personal development, state change and deep healing.

Vivian Paans Vivian is a mixed media artist, transpersonal art therapist and lecturer in Art Therapy with IKON who became initially drawn to Art Therapy through her role as a workshop facilitator. With a strong connection to the shamanic approach of healing, her experience encompases self-discovery, personal growth workshops and group developments, which tend to hold a strong spiritual element. Vivian also works as art therapist for the Women’s Health Works “Love Your Tree” project, whilst operating her private practice in the Perth Hills. Russya Connor Lecturer, Transpersonal Art Therapy, WA A registered drama therapist who also specializes in bodywork, movement and creative expression, Russya has worked extensively as an actor , performer and therapist in Europe and Australia. With clinical experience in the drug and alcohol sector working with children and adults, Russya has delivered drama therapy training at non-government agencies, maintains her own practice and lectures in contemporary performance at WAAPA.

Experienced trainers make a difference! IKON has an extensive pool of experienced and dedicated experts who can provide specialist training throughout the entirety of your qualification.

Tra-ill Dowie

Additional training experts include: Bec Paul, Amanda

Trai-ill has worked a number of years in various settings as a psychotherapist. Tra-ill’s major practical interests have centred around group psycotheraphy and existential approaches to therapy. Intellectually Tra-ill’s interests are broad covering topics such as the politics of therapy, the body in therapy, existential philosophy and phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Consciosness and applied Anthropogy. Tra-ill’s Masters thesis was conducted on Nietzsche and Therapy and his PhD is exploring Merleau - Ponty’s phenomenology and its relationship to Immanence and psychotherapy.

Moffat, Bronwen Winterburn, Joy Anosta, Zoe Alford, Adrian Harris, Cath Leppin, Ky Alecko, Craig Shultz, Gayle Crisp, Judith Gordon, Terry Larson, Issahna Larson, Chris Caldwell, Jo Rockendorfer & Phillipa Bembo

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THE DIPLOMA OF

COUNSELLING

WHAT IS

COUNSELLING? Counselling is a specialised field and involves a wide range of communication methods to help facilitate change. Counselling sessions are less about diagnosis, and more about working collaboratively with individuals, couples, groups or families in a caring manner. Becoming a counsellor and assisting people to overcome obstacles and challenges is one of the most personally rewarding and enriching career paths available and one that is gaining increasing importance and recognition.

Graduate Opportunities Graduates of the Diploma of Counselling will be able to work in a wide variety of counselling and helping professions. Counselling skills are readily transferable to a broad range of job roles. Typically graduates will use the skills and knowledge gained in the course in areas such as community service, family welfare, telephone counselling, corrective services, government welfare agencies, non-profit organisations, case managing in employment agencies, career guidance, human resources, court support, direct client counselling work, program coordination and teaching.

The Diploma of Counselling at The IKON Institute The Diploma of Counselling course is designed to produce graduates who are equipped with a strong foundation in counselling theory and practice, and who are confident and ready to work in this rewarding profession. This course is ideal for people with a passion for supporting and empowering others, as well as a commitment to their own personal growth. It can be undertaken by anyone who has a desire to enter one of the many helping professions, or for anyone who wants to increase their effectiveness working with people. The IKON Institute is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), approved to deliver Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses and is unique in its humanistic and holistic approach to the delivery of this course. IKONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teaching staff come from diverse backgrounds and have years of professional experience and expertise in their fields.

For more information on our courses, or to request an information and application package, please visit our website www.ikoninstitute.com.au or contact us via: E info@ikoninstitute.com.au T 08 8350 9753

Graduates will be able to practice as counsellors in Australia and be eligible for Associate Membership with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), and other state based counselling associations.

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THE DIPLOMA OF COUNSELLING Course Code: CHC51708 Module Topics Module 1:

Introduction to Counselling Techniques and Personality Theories

Module 2:

Counselling Process 1

Module 3:

Counselling Process 2

Module 4:

Advanced Counselling Process

Module 5:

Developmental Themes

Module 6:

Grief and Loss in Counselling

Module 7:

Work effectively with clients with Alcohol and/or other Drug issues

Module 8:

Cognitive approaches to change

Module 9:

Addiction Counselling

Module 10:

Case Conceptualisation and Management

Module 11:

Group Counselling

Module 12:

Politics and Ethics within Counselling

Module 13:

Counselling Practice

Module 14:

Practicum â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 50 hours supervised placement or practice hours

Course Duration

Delivery Methods

Tuition Fees

1.5 years full time (or equivalent part time); 1140 nominal hours.

The course is delivered through classroom lectures and tutorials, demonstrations, class based activities, group discussions, simulated counselling sessions, reflection, practical triads and case studies, and work placements.

Total $8,500. The cost of this course is subsidised through the Government of South Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Skills For All initiative.

Pre-requisites The only pre-requisites are a passion for supporting and empowering others, and a commitment to personal growth (this is an important characteristic due to the experiential nature of the course).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) RPL is a process whereby knowledge and skills you already have may be recognised, irrespective of where or how they were acquired. Applications for RPL must be submitted and assessed PRIOR to enrolling in the course. Please contact The IKON Institute if you require information on the RPL application process and associated fees.

Delivery Format Each of the 13 Modules run for 4 weeks with 1 day per week of classroom teaching. Students should also allow for 4 - 6 hours of self directed study each week to practise skills and complete assignments.

VET-FEE HELP is a student loan scheme that removes the financial barrier to study, allowing more people access to our accredited courses. Eligible students pay the loan back to the Australian Government through the taxation system once the income is above the minimum repayment threshold. Visit www.deewr.gov.au/vetfeehelp for information or contact IKON.

Module 14 is a minimum 50 hour work placement in an approved organisation, or through counselling practice hours.

Alternatively, fees can be paid in full upfront or by direct debit monthly instalments.

An alternate delivery format is available for people currently working within a helping profession. Contact us for more details.

The Diploma of Counselling is a nationally recognised, accredited course and is AUSTUDY/ABSTUDY approved.

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ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF

TRANSPERSONAL ART THERAPY

WHAT IS

ART THERAPY? Art Therapy is one of the most popular, innovative forms of psychotherapy being used today. It offers the opportunity for expression and communication of thoughts, feelings and experiences through the creative modalities of art media and symbolism, often directly accessing the unconscious to facilitate healing and self-awareness. Clients do not need to have any experience or skill in art making â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the process is not about creating aesthetic images, but about effecting change and growth through artistic expression in a safe and supportive environment. It is widely used for helping people with depression, relationship and identity issues, poor self esteem, fears, concerns, unhelpful behaviours or personal crisis and other mental health challenges. Art Therapists are trained in a range of art processes including painting, drawing, writing, clay, poetry, drama, dance, music and sand play, as well as the psychology of mark-making and symbolism, psychological theories, verbal counselling skills and therapeutic practice. Transpersonal Art Therapy acknowledges that we have a spiritual or intuitive realm of being that is beyond the personality self. Transpersonal Art Therapists aim to integrate this important aspect of a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inner life within the therapeutic context.

Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy Ikon Institute is the only accredited Art Therapy provider in South Australia and the largest national provider. This course combines the theory and practice used in Art Therapy within a transpersonal framework. Students will experience a rich, exciting, intense, yet playful journey into the tapestry of the authentic self as they move into and beyond mainstream mental health ideas, and into the deeper dimensions of self realisation; the core of transpersonal work. By the end of the course students will have developed a greater sense of self awareness and purpose, and will have the creative tools and art therapy skills required to assist others to recognise and move towards their highest potential.

Graduate Opportunities Art Therapy graduates normally work in organisations that provide psychological therapies or support. Art Therapy is rapidly becoming a recognised profession and graduates are now working as part of mental health teams within institutions as well as setting up their own practices. It can also be nested within other roles and used as an additional therapeutic tool in traditional helping professions such as social work, nursing and counselling. Art Therapy is applicable to a broad range of areas such as children and youth services, Aboriginal health, mental health, teaching, correctional services, community art, aged care, homelessness and domestic violence support services, paediatric and palliative care.

For more information on our courses, or to request an information and application package, please visit our website www.ikoninstitute.com.au or contact us via: E info@ikoninstitute.com.au T 08 8350 9753

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THE ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF

TRANSPERSONAL ART THERAPY Course Code: 52454WA Module Topics Module 1:

Foundations of Visionary Practice

Module 2:

Foundations of Art Therapy I: Evolution

Module 3:

Foundations of Art Therapy II :Professional Emergence

Module 4:

Symbol, myth, and healing in Art Therapy

Module 5:

Crises, transitions, trauma and healing across the life-cycle

Module 6:

Foundations of mental health and mental disorder

Module 7:

Transpersonal Art Therapy approaches to mental health and disorder

Module 8:

Transpersonal Art Therapy counselling skills I; micro skills

Module 9:

Transpersonal Art Therapy Counselling Skills II: Transpersonal analysis

Module 10:

Essential professional practice skills in Transpersonal Art Therapy

Module 11:

Contemporary ethico-legal & best practice issues in Transpersonal Art Therapy

Module 12:

Placement and clinical case analysis and management

* More detailed descriptions for the individual topics are available on request.

Course Duration

Delivery Methods

Tuition Fees

Two delivery formats offered:** 2 years or 1 year full time study (or equivalent part time); 1,400 nominal hours.

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, class based activities, group discussions, practical triads and case studies, and work placements. Distance students are accommodated in the 2 year course through online video conferencing for tutorials only.

Total $13,800 VET-FEE HELP is a student loan scheme that removes the financial barrier to study, allowing more people access to our accredited courses. Eligible students pay the loan back to the Australian Government through the taxation system once the income is above the minimum repayment threshold.

Pre-requisites The only pre-requisites are a passion for supporting and empowering others, and a commitment to personal growth.

Delivery Format The course is delivered in a format that proves suitable to both full time and part time employed individuals, and is comprised of either 12 modules, a) over 2 years - Modules 1-11 each require students to attend a 4 day intensive (Friday to Monday) and 5 tutorials (3 hours each) held once a week in an evening timeslot b) over 1 year - Students attend 2 days per week for modules 1-11.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) RPL is a process whereby knowledge and skills you already have may be recognised, irrespective of where or how they were acquired.

Visit www.deewr.gov.au/vetfeehelp for information or contact IKON. The Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy is a nationally recognised, accredited course and is AUSTUDY/ ABSTUDY approved.

Applications for RPL must be submitted and assessed PRIOR to enrolling in the course. Please contact IKON Institute if you require information on the RPL application process and associated fees.

Module 12 is a minimum of 100 hour work placement in an approved organisation with training supervision.

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ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF

TRANSPERSONAL COUNSELLING

WHAT IS

TRANSPERSONAL COUNSELLING? Transpersonal means ‘transcending the personal’, or moving beyond the ego. The study of transpersonal therapies involves the recognition, understanding, and utilisation of unitive, spiritual, and transcendent states of consciousness - in other words, paying attention to our normal and everyday experience, AND also to that which is beyond the surface. The core focus of transpersonal work is the bridging of our social, cultural and personal spheres to create a higher degree of functioning, meaning, connection and happiness. Transpersonal counselling addresses all of the common and broad human dilemmas encountered by those who work in the helpingprofessions, including children and youth, Aboriginal health, mental health, schools, correctional services, community services, and aged care. It blends tried and tested psychological theory with a grounded and functional approach to human-centred counselling, facilitating an authentic, passionate way of being in the world that is expansive, integrated and meaningful.

Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling The Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling offers students an integrated approach to dealing with issues and matters that arise in a wide range of counselling settings. The course has a deep foundation in academic theory, as well as a strong emphasis on key themes of authenticity, self-realisation, power and meaning. At the same time as deepening their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in counselling, students will develop an acute understanding of themselves and their relationship to others. IKON’s rigorous approach to the delivery of this course and its commitment to the personal growth of students makes this a sought after course by those who have a passion for self realisation and for helping others achieve their fullest human potential.

Graduate Outcomes Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling will be equipped with a strong foundation in transpersonal counselling theory and practice. Transpersonal counselling skills are readily transferable to a broad range of job roles including children and youth, Aboriginal health, mental health services, schools, correctional services, community services, and aged care. IKON graduates are employed in Government and private agencies and many are self-employed therapists. Graduates will be able to practice as counsellors in Australia and will become eligible for a range of levels of professional association membership.

For more information on our courses, or to request an information and application package, please visit our website www.ikoninstitute.com.au or contact us via: E info@ikoninstitute.com.au T 08 8350 9753

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THE ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF

TRANSPERSONAL COUNSELLING Course Code: 52453WA Module Topics Module 1:

Foundations of Transpersonal Studies – The Spectrum of Consciousness

Module 2:

State Specific Knowledge and Techniques – Dreams, Images and Symbols

Module 3:

State Specific Knowledge and Techniques – Mind Technologies (meditation, focusing and hypnosis)

Module 4:

Ritual, Myth and Healing

Module 5:

Healing and Human Potentials

Module 6:

Mental Health and the Transpersonal Perspective 1 – Mental Health Paradigms

Module 7:

Mental Health and the Transpersonal Perspective 2 – Transpersonal Emergence and Crises

Module 8:

Counselling and Communication Skills 1

Module 9:

Counselling and Communication Skills 2

Module 10:

Paradigms of Transpersonal Practice

Module 11:

Professional Practice Issues

Module 12:

Practicum

* More detailed descriptions for the individual topics are available on request.

Course Duration

Delivery Methods

Tuition Fees

2 years of course work (or equivalent part time); 1,400 nominal hours. **

The course is delivered through classroom lectures and tutorials, demonstrations, class based activities, group discussions, practical triads and case studies, and work placements. Distance students are accommodated through online video conferencing for tutorials only.

Total $13,800 VET-FEE HELP is a student loan scheme that removes the financial barrier to study, allowing more people access to our accredited courses. Eligible students pay the loan back to the Australian Government through the taxation system once the income is above the minimum repayment threshold.

Pre-requisites The only pre-requisites are a passion for supporting and empowering others and a commitment to personal growth.

Delivery Format The course is delivered in a format that proves suitable to both full time and part time employed individuals, and is comprised of 12 modules over 2 years (approximately one every 2 months). Modules 1-11 each require students to attend a 4 day intensive (Friday to Monday) and 5 tutorials (3 hours each). Tutorials are held once a week in an evening timeslot. Module 12 is a minimum of 100 hour work placement in an approved organisation with training supervision.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) RPL is a process whereby knowledge and skills you already have may be recognised, irrespective of where or how they were acquired. Applications for RPL must be submitted and assessed PRIOR to enrolling in the course. Please contact IKON Institute if you require information on the RPL application process and associated fees.

Visit www.deewr.gov.au/vetfeehelp for information or contact IKON. Alternatively fees can be paid by direct debit monthly instalments. The Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling is a nationally recognised, accredited course and is AUSTUDY/ ABSTUDY approved.

** Alternative formats may be offered in the event this enables students the access to additional resources or learning.

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THE DIPLOMA OF

YOUTH WORK

WHAT IS

YOUTH WORK? Youth Work is the practice of providing formal and informal support, education and assistance to young people in need. Youth Work Programmes aim to engage young people, redress inequalities, value opinions and empower individuals to take action on issues affecting their lives, including health, education, unemployment and the environment, by developing positive skills and attitudes.

Typical activities involve; UÊ Acting as an advocate for young people’s interests. UÊ Identifying and pursuing sources of project funding. UÊ Understanding and raising relevant issues with government authorities. UÊ Offering assistance and advice to young people experiencing family problems, unemployment, illness, drug abuse, homelessness or general adversity. UÊ Organising or providing informed counselling. UÊ Case management and support.

Graduate Opportunities Job prospects for welfare support workers are good. This sector is expected to continue to grow very strongly. Skills obtained by completing the Diploma of Youth Work are readily transferable to a broad range of job roles and helping professions in a range of government and non-government community and institute based environments including Youth Centres, Schools and Colleges. Youth Workers operate in diverse roles including, but not limited to; Family Support Worker, Youth Services Coordinator, Youth Work Team Leader, Juvenile Justice Officer, Youth Accommodation Worker, Youth Liaison Officer.

The following skills and attributes are highly valued in a Youth Worker; UÊ Good interpersonal and communication skills. UÊ The ability to work independently. UÊ A non-judgemental attitude. UÊ Good planning and organisational skills. UÊ Initiative and leadership qualities, with the ability to relate to young people.

For more information on our courses, or to request an information and application package, please visit our website www.ikoninstitute.com.au or contact us via: E info@ikoninstitute.com.au T 08 8350 9753

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THE DIPLOMA OF YOUTH WORK Course Code: CHC51408 Module Topics 15 Module Topics inclusive of the following core competencies; Course Code

Module Topics

CHCCHILD404B

Support the rights and safety of children and young people

CHCCOM504B

Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication

CHCCS502C

Maintain legal and ethical work practices

CHCCS503B

Develop, implement and review services and programs to meet client needs

CHCCS513C

Maintain an effective community sector work environment

CHCGROUP403D

Plan and conduct group activities

CHCNET404B

Facilitate links with other services

CHCYTH504A

Support young people to take collective action

CHCYTH505E

Support youth programs

CHCYTH608D

Manage service response to young people in crisis

* Contact IKON for details on the range of available electives.

The Diploma of Youth Work at the IKON Institute The Diploma of Youth Work course is designed for caring and committed individuals who are seeking a formal qualification to engage in a rewarding career by helping the youth of today. The IKON Institute is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), approved to deliver Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses and is unique in its humanistic and holistic approach to the delivery of this course. IKONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teaching staff come from diverse backgrounds and have years of professional experience and expertise in their fields.

Pre-requisites

Delivery Methods

Either a Certificate IV in Youth Work or the equivalent knowledge and skills gained from completing a selection of units from the Certificate IV in Youth Work which can be determined through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

The course is delivered through classroom lectures and tutorials incorporating class based activities, discussions and work placements.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) RPL is a process whereby knowledge and skills you already have may be recognised, irrespective of where or

Next Steps To register your interest or request additional information, regarding module topics, course duration and tuition fees, please contact us at info@ikoninstitute.com.au or on 08 8350 9753.

how they were acquired. Applications for RPL must be submitted and assessed PRIOR to enrolling in the course. Please contact he IKON Institute if you require information on the RPL application process and associated fees.

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FEES & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

FEES Please refer to the IKON website or course brochure for a full schedule of fees for the applicable course in your state.

PAYMENT OPTIONS IKON’s courses are priced by module in all Vocational Education and Training (VET). Payment options are available by monthly instalment, upfront or through VET FEE-HELP which allows students to defer their fees until they earn an income over the pre-established threshold.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE VET FEE-HELP Individuals who previously have not accessed training because of upfront tuition fees, may be interested in VET FEE-HELP.

ō7KHKROGHURIDVWDWHVSRQVRUHGYLVDRQDSDWKZD\WRSHUPDQHQW residency. And: ō$JHG\HDUVRURYHUDQGQRWHQUROOHGLQVFKRRORU ō$QDSSUHQWLFHRUWUDLQHH Individuals must verify their eligibility with IKON before being enrolled in a government funded training place. For more information, visit www.skillsforall.gov.au or contact IKON.

AUSTUDY/ABSTUDY The following courses are Austudy/Abstudy approved. Diploma of Counselling – CHC51708 (two year) 52454WA (one year) Diploma of Mind Body Medicine – 10003NAT Diploma of Youth Work – CHC51408 Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy – 52454WA Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling – 52453WA

VET FEE-HELP allows eligible students to have all or part of their tuition fees paid for them by the Australian Government in the form of a loan, removing the financial barrier to study.

Please apply directly to Centrelink for information on eligibility.

Students repay their loans through the Australian taxation system once their repayment income is above the minimum repayment threshold. There is no age restriction on VET FEE-HELP but an eligible student must be an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder who is residing in Australia for the duration of study.

FOR BUSINESSES

A loan fee of 20% applies to full fee paying students undertaking VET FEE-HELP loans. More information on VET FEE-HELP can be sought from: www.deewr.gov.au/vetfeehelp or www.ikoninstitute.com.au

SKILLS FOR ALL IKON qualifications allow participants to increase productivity and job satisfaction while advancing their career prospects and salary expectations. For those eligible for Skills for All funding, this can be achieved with little or no upfront tuition fees when studying our Diploma of Counselling and Diploma of Youth Work. You will be eligible for Skills for All funding if at the time of enrolment you either reside or work in South Australia, and you are: ō$Q$XVWUDOLDQRU1HZ=HDODQGFLWL]HQRU ō$SHUPDQHQW$XVWUDOLDQUHVLGHQWRU

For more information visit: www.centrelink.gov.au

It is proven that therapy facilitate better communication. And better communication facilitates greater efficiency. IKON courses are beneficial to the individual and their employer as they enable participants to increase productivity and job satisfaction while advancing their career prospects and earning potential. We provide tailored corporate training designed to meet your specific leadership and communication requirements. On-site training is also available for even greater convenience. We can also assist with determining eligibility for government funding. Talk to us about your particular needs and let us tailor a workshop or course qualification that’s best for your business.

“Having flexibility to manage my family, career and my personal life was of great importance to me. After graduating with IKON, I have found the balance I was looking for and a deeply rewarding career.” Somerlea, WA 15


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APPLICATION PROCESS

Our courses are very popular and can reach capacity prior to the cut off date. Places in the courses are allocated in order of receipt, so please ensure you send in your application as early as possible to secure your place. Please also ensure you read the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment carefully so that you are fully informed of your rights and responsibilities.

STEP 1

Confirm your course and qualification of choice

STEP 2

Complete your Application for enrolment and return to IKON via post, email or fax. This includes; Application for Enrolment Form

If you’re still not sure about your direction, perhaps sampling a day (or few!) is for you. Our workshops are a great opportunity for; ōDQ\RQHZLWKDQLQWHUHVWLQKROLVWLF WUQVSHUVRQDOHGXFDWLRQ ōDUWLVWRIYDULRXVPRGDOLWLHVWKDWZDQWWRH[SORUHWKHWKHUDSHXWLF side of art ō&RXVHOORUVDQGRWKHUSURIHVVLRQDOVZDQWLQJSURIHVVLRQDO development ō$Q\RQHLQWHUHVWHGLQEHFRPLQJDFRXQVHOORURUDUWWKHUDSLVW Visit ikoninstitute.com.au for additional details on all of our available workshops.

Terms and conditions of Enrolment Agreement to Pay Fees form Confidential Questionnaire Signed Direct Debit Form (if electing to pay by instalments) OR Application for VET FEE-HELP form (if applying for a FEE-HELP government student loan).

STEP 3

After we receive your completed application and have approved your enrolment, an IKON course advisor will email you a Confirmation of Enrolment together with the course timetable.

NEED MORE INFORMATION? We appreciate that choosing the right course is important. If you would like to discuss your career or course options, please feel free to talk to a course advisor to make sure the chosen course is a right match for you and your chosen career path. Contact us via; www.ikoninstitute.com.au E info@ikoninstitute.com.au T (08) 8350 9753 Here you can comfortably discuss any further queries you have or arrange an appointment with a course advisor. Our course advisors can also offer feedback about eligibility for those interested in Government funding and incentive opportunities.

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FAQ’s

Q. How much does the course cost? A.

Full details of our course fees are on our website or please contact IKON to confirm the course fees for your selected course in your given state. Students that have completed one Advanced Diploma in either Art Therapy or Transpersonal counselling receive a large discount when enrolling in a second course.

Q. What happens when I successfully complete a course? A.

Students who successfully complete the course assessments and assignments will receive a nationally recognised qualification and can start applying for work in your chosen career.

Q. Am I able to complete the course externally or online? A.

Courses can be offered partially online. Distance students are accommodated through online video conferencing for tutorials only (two year course options) We ask that students who elect to receive their tutorials online, must have a good ability to use technology and a good internet service.

Q. Can I work full time and study at IKON? A.

Q. Am I able to put my studies on hold should the need arise? A.

Yes. The maximum deferral time is two years. We also encourage you to raise any concerns with your lecturer as soon as possible to ensure you receive maximum support.

Q. Do I need to purchase additional materials for the course? A.

IKON provides all materials for your training and class time activities. Art Therapy students will need to purchase a small Art Therapy kit prior to undertaking studies in year two.

Q. How do I find out if I am eligible for VET FEE-HELP or other government funding or incentives? A.

More information on VET FEE-HELP for accredited courses of study can be sought from: www.deewr.gov.au/vetfeehelp, www.ikoninstitute.com.au or via our course advisors.

Q. Will there be exams? A.

Assessments in this course include a combination of assignments, role-play and self-reflection and an exam at the end of the course that requires dot point answers and a practical.

Yes. For students who are also working full time we recommend the two year advanced diploma option. You also will need to be well organised and have some flexibility within your employment to attend training days.

“I had felt ‘stuck’ in my career and was ready to explore a new direction in my life. I have made the right decision and am on the right path.” Kathy, Student, QLD

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“Art Therapies offer a unique opportunity for our clients to express their journey using a broad and meaningful, medium. Through the expert training of an IKON student these people are safely guided to find outlets for their thoughts and feelings – many of which are as poignant as the soul can go.” Sara, Nurse Practitioner, Paediatric Palliative Care, WCHN

Q. I haven’t studied for years, will I be able to keep up? A.

Yes, students come with minimal secondary education and cope. IKON also offer a short workshop that covers Study skills that you are likely to find invaluable. We encourage all students to seek support as soon as problems surface. Don’t wait, we are here to help you succeed.

Q. How large are the classes? A.

The classes start with approximately 20-25 students.

Q. I know I will be away for one intensive session, can I still enrol? A.

Yes. Students are expected to maintain a 65% minimum attendance requirement per module and a minimum overall attendance of 80% of all schedule sessions over the duration of the course.

Q. Can I defer my studies? A.

Yes, students may defer one module in each half of the course, provided they are not consecutive, which must be completed at a later date. The maximum time of deferral is two years. Please refer to the terms and conditions of enrolment carefully so you are informed of your rights and responsibilities.

Q. Will I get practical experience? A.

Yes, our course is designed to get you career ready. We incorporate Dyads and Triads in our course, which will give you lots of practical experience with your classmates.

Q. Can I get recognition of prior learning (RPL) for studies I have already completed or my work history? A.

IKON ensures that students prior learning is recognised. If you believe you might qualify for RPL, request a RPL application form prior to enrolling in your preferred course. A fee is required to process your RPL Application.

Q. Is there a minimum age required to enrol in IKON courses? A.

There is no minimum age however, as the role of a therapist involves working with individuals or groups that are in distress a level of personal maturity is required. We therefore recommend that students are at least 21 and/or have some life experience.

Q. Do I need access to a computer? A.

You will need access to a computer to submit typed assignments and for research purposes.

Q. Why is work placement required? A.

To help you become job ready, our Advanced Diploma courses include up to 100 hours of practical experience in a suitable workplace. Placements are supervised and allow you to gain invaluable experience working with clients and rewarding personal development in your chosen career path.

Q. What are the application deadlines? A.

Please refer to our website for the enrolment deadlines and commencement dates in your state. Alternatively please contact IKON who will be happy to confirm the deadlines.

Q. How much extra study will I need to do at home? A.

The workload for each course varies. We recommend you schedule approximately four to eight hours per week for the two-year course and 8 to 15 hours per week for the one-year course.

Q. Are there any prerequisites for any of the courses? A.

With the exception of the diploma of Youth Work, there are no prerequisites required. However, if you haven’t studied for while we do recommend you attend our one day Study Skills workshop.

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