Our Meditation Teacher Training Courses
At ACMM we offer a variety of meditation teacher training options:
The Certificate in Guiding and Teaching Meditation and Mindfulness (180 hrs) is a teaching qualification that enables you to register with IICT or Meditation Australia. It consists of our core training: 8 modules, assessment and case studies and you will have regular, supportive coaching sessions with your mentor as well as group sessions.
This course is for you if you want to pursue a career in teaching meditation and need a qualification. You may want to add to your existing business or skill base (yoga studio, psychologists, counsellors, personal trainers, teachers, healers etc) or you may be fairly new to meditation. Personal meditation training is built into the course.
The Advanced Certificate in Guiding and Teaching Meditation and Mindfulness (220-280 hrs depending on how many electives are chosen) The Advanced Certificate includes the core training available in the Certificate, as well as broadening and deepening your studies with specialist electives. So you would choose between this or the Certificate for a professional qualification. You can complete as many electives as you wish, however we offer discounted packages of 3 or 6 electives.
3 electives is the minimum requirement if you wish to proceed to the Post Graduate Diploma.
You have 2 options in the Advanced Certificate.
The Advanced Certificate also enables you to register with IICT or Meditation Australia. It consists of 220-280 hrs of training depending on which elective package you choose. You will have regular supportive contact with your mentor/coach for your core training, as well as sessions with specialist mentors for your electives.
This course is for you if you want the full ACMM experience. The electives are outstanding experiences (see our testimonials page) and enable you to deeply explore the practical application of meditation and mindfulness in specific areas of life, philosophy and practice.
The Post Graduate Diploma in Guiding and Teaching Meditation and Mindfulness (50 hrs) follows the Advanced Certificate and takes your meditation teaching, guiding and group facilitation skills to the next level with thorough supervision and valuable support in those first important months of running your groups and classes. Since the Advanced Certificate is reasonably extensive, it only takes another 50 hours reach the Diploma and gain Full Membership of Meditation Australia.
This course is for you if you want support in taking your new business and new skills out into the world and want to master your craft.
All our courses are available online with a high support and holistic learning experience. This includes one on one Zoom sessions with your personal coach, group meditation and teaching sessions, and written feedback. Our coaches are experienced and highly regarded with specialized meditation teaching experience. Whilst this is primarily an online course, students have optional face to face training opportunities through our deeply enriching in-person or online retreats.
Our content is the most comprehensive available with a significant amount of educational material. We take you on a perfectly paced journey that covers everything you need to know about meditation on a theoretical, practical and experiential level to begin teaching. (Of course, meditation is an ongoing practice of discovery and learning.)
Meditation is not a one size fits all approach. This is why we delve into all the main families of techniques, from mindfulness and relaxation to sound and moving meditation. By the end of the Cert or Adv Cert course, you will know which techniques resonate with you, and have the ability to guide and teach them with complete confidence. Download our Prospectus for a full description of our extensive content, elective subjects and specialist streams on offer.
None, however, a personal meditation practice is preferable. Upon commencement of the course, students will need to commit to a daily meditation practice. In order to gain entry to the Diploma, students will need to have completed the Advanced Certificate with 3 electives.
We offer the flexibility of either paying upfront or via payment plan. Our payment plans start from as little as $85 per fortnight. For a full list of fees please download the Course Prospectus.
We recommend a minimum of 5 hrs a week (not including your personal meditation practice). However, if you are able to commit to more hours (say 10 a week) you will progress through the course much faster.
There is a lot that sets the Australian Centre for Meditation and Mindfulness apart from other course providers. Namely:
The emphasis is on a practical experience that helps you develop confidence and grace when facilitating guided meditation for others. You are nurtured in understanding and practicing a variety of meditation and mindfulness techniques which you can then teach others.
By the end of the course, you will be able to guide original, high-quality meditations that YOU have written and that you can tailor to suit any group or need. Such as:
You can tailor your study path to suit your unique interests and goals with our wide range of electives:
Watch our video below for a more detailed description of some of the electives available.
The courses are suitable for:
The course has a holistic focus and learning style. No exploration of meditation would be complete without exploring the benefits of meditation for spiritual and personal growth, however, the training is non-denominational.
The Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Guiding and Teaching Meditation are delivered in a user-friendly way and your support is personalised and very thorough.
There are no starting dates for this meditation teacher training so you can begin now!
Flexible payment plans are available that allow you to spread your payments and make this high-quality course very affordable.
Upon graduation, you will receive an extensive marketing information pack to help you promote your business. You will also have access to resources and advice from your coaches and course author Lisa Forde via our students and graduates forum. If you wish to, you can elect to have your meditation business seen in our Find a Teacher directory on this website.
Download your prospectus at the upper right of the screen.
For full course details and costs for our meditation teacher training download our prospectus by entering your name and email address to the right.
**Payment plans available.
For more details: costs, subjects and to enrol, download your course prospectus from this page.