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

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

Courses are held in venues across Australia. See the Course Schedule page for date and venue details.

While many students are registered nurses or other health care workers, AFHTI 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.

To find out about dates/venues and to book online go to our Event and Course Bookings Page or email your enquiry to

Come join us in a new journey of discovery.

Please note: We would like to bring to your attention that there are two organisations offering Healing Touch classes in Australia. Units of training are not interchangeable, so if you start training with one group, it needs to be continued with that group. The Australian Foundation for Healing Touch was established in 1997 to support Healing Touch in Australia. See top left corner for our logo/branding.

How to Qualify as a Practitioner

The minimum requirement for gaining AFHTI Healing Touch Practitioner status is:

  • Successful completion of AFHTI Units 1-5.

  • Current AFHTI membership.

A Certified Healing Touch Practitioner (CHTP) is someone who has completed all five (5) units of the Healing Touch training and completed a written submission to Healing Beyond Borders to demonstrate the appropriate experience, skills and personal growth required for this energy-based therapy.

More information on becoming a Practitioner is available.

Open the pdf below to find a Practitioner near you.

 Healing Touch become a practitioner

Recognition of Learning

The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) recognises the following HTI Healing Touch Certificate Courses with 1 point per hour of training for Continued Professional Education (CPE):

Unit 1 - Foundations in Healing Touch
Unit 2 - Energetic Patterning and Clinical Applications

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

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