11242NAT - Graduate Diploma of Sandtray Therapy

Guided Learning

Become a Qualified Sandtray Therapist
Professional Specialist Qualification 11242NAT Graduate Diploma of Sandtray Therapy

Join the growing village of hundreds of graduates working in a wide variety of sectors

Course Fee $8,950.00

Payment Plans 8 x payments over 12 months

Registration with the Sandtray Therapy Association of Australia (STTAA)
International Institute of Complimentary Therapies (IICT) – Student & Therapist Insurance available

Course Description

OUTCOMES

  • Learn counselling & psychotherapy skills and techniques
  • Facilitate Sandtray Therapy sessions across the lifespan
  • Integrative Approaches to Sandtray Therapy
  • Sandtray therapy is an integrative approach aligning to different theoretical orientations and frameworks;

    Behaviourists can use the sandtray therapy as a diagnostic tool, to gather data and assess maladaptive behaviours.
    Cognitive therapists work with children (clients) to help restructure unhelpful patterns of thinking.
    Family therapy uses sandtray therapy to facilitate children’s or family’s exploration of family, boundaries, structures and patterns of interaction within IFS.
    Child-centred therapists use sand tray therapy to build the therapeutic relationship and establish trust and acceptance.
    Psychotherapy sandtray enables the therapist to work long term with the clients to uncover the unconscious layers and issues – complexes/traumas.
    Spiritualist approach combines a transpersonal lens with sandtray therapy.Understand the diverse aspects & how to integrate other theories and models

  • Engage in continued professional education
  • Advanced symbol work skills to understand metaphoric and symbolic language
  • Understand the applications of Sandtray Therapy working with diverse issues
  • Develop your case studies for Sandtray Therapy Supervision
  • Multimodal learning
    • Our resources combine all three learning styles VAK, Visual through presentation and multimedia, Auditory through discussion and activities and Kinaesthetic through completing practical activities directly related to learning. The Guided Learning Method of training provides structure and guidance for assessments but allows you to discover details on your own.

Course dates

DateLocation 
22 Jul – 23 Jun 2025Opengate Institute Western Sydney Richmond NSWRegister
22 Jul – 23 Jun 2025Melbourne Practical Training Centre FRANKSTON VICRegister

Delivery mode

Guided Learning
Enjoy a well supported online community with
* Live weekly lectures with your trainer, not pre-recorded materials
* Ongoing clinical group supervision case study conceptualisations
* Small class size so you can join in the conversation and participate
* Meet and interact with your fellow villagers on-campus with our 5 day intensives

* On-campus is a 5 Day Face to Face Intensive training – where students gain skills and knowledge in applications in the diverse ways of using the sand (this may vary in your state)
including:
Symbol Work (Jungian)
Personal Process with Self trays
Role of the Therapist – understanding who you are as a person and any shadow or unresolved issues
Role Plays & Supervision
Case Studies

Modules/Units Coursework Elements 

The 11242NAT Graduate Diploma of Sandtray Therapy is an online course; therefore, you will have access to all the Modules, Learning activities, Resources, Readings, Videos and Assessment Learning Guides throughout the course duration.

5 week schedule
Module 1 – CHCCSL004 Research and apply personality and development theories – 13 coursework elements
Module 1 Section II – Other Theories – 6 coursework elements
Module 1 Section III – Modules of Assessment – 12 coursework elements

5 week schedule
Module 2 – NAT11242004 Apply Symbol Work in Sandtray Therapy – 8 coursework elements

5 week schedule
Module 3- NAT11242001 Conduct Sandtray therapy sessions & NAT11242002 Conclude and monitor sessions – 6 coursework elements
Module 3 Section II – Techniques and Strategies Conducting Sandtray therapy – 3 coursework elements
Module 3 Section III – Sandtray Therapy Working with Clients – 29 coursework elements

5 week schedule
Module 4 – NAT11242003 Plan and provide Sandtray therapy in a group setting – 15 coursework elements

5 week schedule
Module 5 – CHCPRP007 Work within a clinical supervision framework – 5 coursework elements

5 week schedule
Module 6 – NAT11242005 Apply Advanced Clinical Sandtray Therapy – 4 coursework elements

5 week schedule
Module 7 – CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice – 5 coursework elements

5 Day Intensive Training Dates for 2024
Greater Sydney – September 30 – October 4
Greater Melbourne – August 9 – 11 & 23-24

Duration

Full Time – 12 months
Plus 2 x 60 hours client contact in a workplace setting (If you are in private practice this can be in your current workplace)
5 days classroom training – intensives

5 Day Intensive Training Dates for 2024
Greater Sydney – September 30 – October 4
Greater Melbourne – August 9 – 11 & 23-24

Part Time available – contact us for more details or to enrol

Entry requirements

Entrants into the qualification must:
– meet any regulatory requirements for working with children and satisfy police checks in the relevant Australian State/Territory, and,
– have successfully completed a Bachelor degree in an area of Behavioural Science or Education, and,
– have a level of language proficiency (written and oral), that demonstrates their potential to undertake study at AQF level 8.
OR
Diploma level with a min. 6 years relevant experience

Assessment requirements

No Essays
Assessments are practical with short 50 – 300 max word answers.
Case Studies
Questions and Answers
Role Plays – We understand that as adults you may have some unresloved issues. The role plays are such an integral aspect of who you ar as a person and you are asked to be yourself. This may mean issues come up, so we ask that you be respectful to yourself and the group, be vulnerable, allow the unconscious to bring up your unresolved issues in real time where you are supported by the group, your trainer/therapist and begin non ordinary way of perceiving.

Career pathways

Graduates of Sandtray Therapy can be found working in private practice, community services, NDIS, youth work, Indigenous support, education & schools including special learning, early intervention and other therapy spaces.

Course fees

  • Enrolment Fee: $50.00 AUD paid by Student (upfront payment)
  • Unit 1 Research: $775.00 AUD paid by Student
  • Unit 2 – Symbol work: $1450.00 AUD paid by Student
  • Unit 3 – Conduct: $1450.00 AUD paid by Student
  • Unit 4 – Conclude: $650.00 AUD paid by Student
  • Unit 5 – Groups: $1450.00 AUD paid by Student
  • Unit 6 – Supervision: $875.00 AUD paid by Student
  • Unit 7 – Clinical Sandtray: $1450.00 AUD paid by Student
  • Unit 8 – Reflective Practice: $750.00 AUD paid by Student

Payment Options

Debit/Credit card payment via secure system (Stripe) as well as Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

Qualification

Qualification 11242NAT Graduate Diploma of Sandtray Therapy.

Units of competency

Core Units

  • CHCCSL004 – Research and apply personality and development theories
  • CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCPRP007 – Work within a clinical supervision framework
  • NAT11242001 – Conduct Sandtray Therapy sessions
  • NAT11242002 – Conclude and monitor sessions
  • NAT11242003 – Plan and provide Sandtray Therapy in a group setting
  • NAT11242004 – Apply symbol work in Sandtray Therapy
  • NAT11242005 – Apply advanced clinical Sandtray Therapy

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