Creative Therapies Online Course

Full Fee $545.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

Why study this Creative Therapies course?

In the field of creative therapy, creativity and physical and mental healthcare overlap. Studying Careerline’s online Creative Therapies course will allow you to develop skills in both of these areas at the same time. Whether you want to upskill or get a head start on future studies, studying Creative Therapies online will have a positive effect on your future. You will be able to apply the skills learned in this course to both your professional and personal life. Your patients and clients, as well as you and your loved ones, will benefit from your new knowledge.

What will you learn?

This online Creative Therapies course will provide you with an overview of the many uses and forms of creativity in physical and mental health therapy. You will learn how different forms of artistic expression can assist in the treatment, management, and prevention of some illnesses and chronic conditions.

In the first lesson, you will be provided with an overview of the scope and nature of the overlap between creativity and counselling. Each of the following lessons covers a different type of creative therapy, outlining its benefits and applications. During your studies, you will develop knowledge of art therapy, crafts therapy, singing therapy, music therapy, psychotherapeutic writing, psychodrama therapy, and reminiscence therapy.

Who is this online Creative Therapies course for?

Professionals working in mental health, including counsellors, psychologists, carers, social workers, support workers, and human services professionals will be able to apply the
knowledge taught in this course to their career. Educators, including teachers and early childhood workers, and creative arts practitioners, will also benefit professionally from studying Creative Therapies. Your new skills will allow you to pursue new avenues within your field, become a more skilled and versatile practitioner, and advance in your career.

As well as practicing professionals, the Creative Therapies course is also designed for anyone with an interest in the effects of creativity on physical and mental wellbeing. You will become familiar with concepts taught in tertiary and vocational level psychology, counselling, social work, and human services courses, helping you feel more prepared for your future education.

This course is also useful to those supporting friends or relatives with health issues that would benefit from creative therapy, or who desire to improve their own wellbeing.

Creative therapies are useful to help people to:

  • Recover from injury or illness
  • Improve their health and well being
  • Learn how creative activities such as arts, music, writing, crafts, modelling and drama, can have benefits to physical and psychological health.


Detailed Course Outline


This course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 8 lessons in this course:

Scope and Nature of Creative Therapy and Counselling Skills I

Art Therapy and Counselling Skills II

Crafts Therapy Part 1 – Fibre and Paper Crafts

Crafts Therapy Part 2 – Model Making and Building Crafts

Singing Therapy and Music Therapy

Psychotherapeutic Writing

Psychodrama Therapy

Reminiscence Therapy

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

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    Course Tutor

    Dr Nicholas Harris B. Psychology (Hons I), PhD

    Nicholas is a social psychologist; he studies and teaches on topics involving group-level and individual-level behavior, as well as examining the effect of the situation.  Nicholas has been involved in writing textbooks and research papers in psychology. Nicholas’ teaching experience is vast; he has taught social psychology, indigenous and intercultural psychology, statistics, research methods, psychological measurement and assessment, personality, organizational psychology, counselling skills, and ethics. Nicholas has also completed a number of short courses on counselling and suicide prevention, and has volunteered for a number of years with Lifeline. Nicholas has supervised a number of honours and master’s research theses.

    How It Works

    1. Learn Online

    Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.

    2. Get Help & Support

    Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.

    3. Receive Certificate

    Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay in installments?

    Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

    Can I study from anywhere in the world?

    We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

    Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

    Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


    Do I have to sit an Exam?

    No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

    Do you have set start dates?

    There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.