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The Australian Academy Of Hypnosis

Our Mission Statement

"To ensure that we teach every student the true history of hypnosis and competent skills in its practical uses and applications; including the relevant induction styles for Ericksonian Hypnosis, Direct Rapid Authoritative Hypnosis, Mystical (past life regression) Mesmerism (which is not hypnosis), Hypnotic Fascination and Magnetism. "

No Fluff - No Upsells - We Train Practical Hypnosis Skills

We've Been Doing It For Twenty Five Years

If you want to learn true clinical hypnosis - Then look no further!

Melbourne graduating studentsSince 1996 The Academy has promoted and taught clinical hypnosis "Hypnotherapy" as a significant and valuable modality within all professions of physical and emotional healing. The curriculum of The Academy is very practically orientated. It was created, formatted and is updated by Rick Collingwood, Australia's premiere international clinical hypnotist and hypnosis trainer. Since 1996 we have taught more than 2000 students how to "Do Hypnosis" and then apply it effectively and correctly for therapeutic purposes. We have successful graduates in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Iceland, Fiji, South Africa, Holland, and Costa Rica.

The practical aspects of inducing hypnosis are often not included in the curriculum of many "Hypnosis Training Institutions". Students can pay many thousands of dollars to read books and attend lectures of academic postulation and then practice a progressive muscle relaxation technique for a day or two before they are given a document that decrees them as a Master Hypnotist or a Master Practitioner. It's a sad reality that many who undertake hypnosis training may actually have no real idea of how to induce genuine hypnosis let alone how to use it.

Just A Few Examples Of What You Can Expect To Learn...

Video Testimonials From Our Students...

Latest Student Success Stories

  • I am enjoying the training a lot. I CAN say that I can now hypnotise someone and have many tools to do so. This is exactly what I wanted - - - real skills that can be effectively used. Ricks instruction is concise and easy to understand and follow.

    - Paul J Ridden
  • I would personally like to thank Rick for his empowering hands on training. The training has given me the tools needed to start my journey into being a hypnotherapist. I would recommend any person wishing to start their career in hypnotherapy to attend any of The Australian Academy of Hypnosis trainings.

    - Elizabeth Brown
  • The repetition of principles has helped them sink into memory Plenty of Question and answer opportunities Good trainer and class interaction Encouragement that success is possible with dedication Back information interesting

    - Christine Kift
  • Rick has skilfully unravelled some of the complexities of hypnosis so that myself and the other students could simply begin. A powerful platform of knowledge and self-discovery, a personal labyrinth for each student. I appreciate Rick’s allegiance to the science and the wealth of knowledge he brings to hypnosis from many many years of his personal contributions to research and data collecting, his passion for hypnosis has helped many people live more fulfilling lives.Rick calls a spade a spade, so leave the pixies and fairy dust behind as he often says. My life is altering from being in ant...

    - Christine Richards
  • An enjoyable and interactive course with generous training information and materials. I look forward to my continuous learning journey and thank Rick for training the future with his gift.

    - Nicole Mounsey

All Upcoming Academy Training Events

Rick Collingwood and Bob Burns

Perth Certificate and Diploma Hypnosis Training

The Australian Academy of Hypnosis conducts Certificate of Hypnotism and Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Master Diploma trainings in Perth four times each year. If you want to learn hypnosis, become a hypnotherapist, become a more effective hypnotherapist, or brush up on your skills and learn some new hypnosis techniques; then this training is a MUST DO. It's delivered by one of the world's top hypnosis trainers. Its practical and experiential and suitable for both novices and experienced hypnotherapists/clinical hypnotists.

Melbourne completed group

Melbourne Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis 2017

The Melbourne Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis training comprises 3 x 3 day weekends and requires the successful passing of a 150 question examination after which you will be awarded your Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis. Students can then undertake further studies and complete the Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis. The Diploma requires in class attendance of  2 x 2 day consecutive weekends, plus 12 once monthly on going training topics. To complete the Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis takes approx 12 months. 

Diploma students

Melbourne Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis 2017

The Diploma of Clinical hypnosis follows the nine day "Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis" training and includes 4 days learning rapid inductions, 2 days of Mesmerism/Hypnotic Fascination plus twelve once monthly on-going training sessions.

The 2017 Diploma 4 day components are

3rd, 4th & 10th, 11th June 2017

2nd, 3rd & 9th, 10th Sept 2017

Hypnotism group students

Sydney 5 Day Cert of Hypnotism Mar & Aug 2017

Conducted in Sydney, the course includes three days of Hypnosis Induction Training and two days of Mesmerism & Hypnotic Fascination Training with Rick Collingwood.

Brisbane group

Brisbane 5 Day Cert of Hypnotism Mar & Aug 2017

The five day Certificate of Hypnotism training in Brisbane is conducted by Rick Collingwood and comprises three days of Hypnosis Induction Training and two days of Mesmerism & Hypnotic Fascination training.

Advanced Diploma Students

Melbourne Master Diploma of Advanced Hypnosis July 2018

For academy students who have completed Diploma training with The Australian Academy of Hypnosis. Also for students from other recognised hypnosis training academies who qualify for RPL.


NLP Concentrate - A 4 Day Masterclass in High Performance NLP

This is a concentrated workshop that will add skills and understanding that you can apply immediately to be even more effective.

Two Day Introduction To Hypnosis Training

The two-day Introduction to Hypnosis is perfect for people who want to learn the basics of hypnosis, before making a commitment to further training.

Contact The Australian Academy of Hypnosis

Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane & Overseas

Mobile: 0420 322 763
Phone: 03 9681 7773 (Melbourne Office)
Email: rickcollingwoodhypnosis@gmail.com
Suite i84; 21 Hall Street
Port Melbourne, Victoria 3207


Download Training Fees, Info and Applications

If you would like to attend one of the Academy training events (view all upcoming hypnosis training courses here) please click on your relevant location below for an application form.

Refund Policy

Upon registration for any training all students are immediately given access to the academies curriculum and to the on line student training and resource centre. Under our training conditions this means that you have begun your training from the date of registration and payment. Once the curriculum has been sent and on line training and resource centre access has been granted THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS.

If due to unforeseen circumstances training dates change for any training a minimum of seven days notice will be given by the academy via email to the registered student. No refund of fees will be made unless the training is absolutely cancelled. Cancellation does not mean a change of training dates. The academy will also not pay any reimbursement for travel expenses or accommodation.

We recommend that if you are traveling to the venue from interstate to book refundable or changeable tickets and accommodation. If a registered student cannot make it to the training or needs to cancel for any reason a credit for the value of an equal training will be offered. By registering and/or paying a deposit or a full payment for any training the student acknowledges an understanding and an agreement of this condition.