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Occupational Certificate: Metaphysics Practitioner 
118868  Occupational Certificate: Metaphysics Practitioner 
Development Quality Partner - HWSETA 
-   OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
Part-Qualification  Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services  Promotive Health and Developmental Services 
Undefined  77  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05  Regular-ELOAC 
Registered  EXCO 0522/24  2022-02-03  2025-12-31 
2026-12-31   2029-12-31  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

The purpose of Occupational Certificate: Metaphysics Practitioner is to prepare a learner to operate as a Metaphysics Practitioner. This part-qualification will encourage and build a community of Metaphysics teachers and practitioners who offer professional; quality care; through well-structured, applied quality education aligned with international best practice.

A qualified learner will be able to:
  • Establish and maintain Metaphysics healing services in a public or private context.
  • Conduct client consultation and record-keeping in a public or private energy healing service context.
  • Facilitate a process of client wellbeing through applying energy healing modalities.

    This part-qualification will encourage and build a community of practitioners and teachers who offer cost-efficient quality wellness care; through well-structured, applied quality education aligned with international best practice. This approach to up-skilling and re-skilling South African Metaphysics Practitioner/Healers and new learners. This will elevate the industry as a whole and encourage skills transferability in the public and private sectors.

    The outcome of this is recognition, legitimacy, and collaboration of this industry. This will uplift service delivery from natural energy healers and academies, which encourage overall empowerment, upliftment and financial success.

    In the social context, this ratification, of a previously fragmented industry brings wellness options to communities and individuals, encouraging them to take accountability for their wellbeing with the support of trained, skilled and dedicated practitioners at all levels. The minimum number of credits is attributed to the content, complexity and nature of training, which still exceeds the average international duration for the same training course. 

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
    RPL for Access to the External Integrated Summative Assessment
    Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record. This shall be applied through institutional RPL policy in line with QCTO and SAQA's RPL and Assessment policies.

    RPL for Access to the Qualification
    Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements. This shall be applied through institutional RPL policy in line with QCTO and SAQA's RPL and Assessment policies. Credit Accumulation and Transfer policies shall apply as contained in the institution's policies.

    Entry Requirements:
    The minimum entry requirement for this part-qualification is:
  • NQF Level 4 qualification. 


    This part-qualification is made up of compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skill and Work Experience Modules:

    Knowledge Modules
  • 532906-000-00-KM-01, Generic Energy Healing Studies, Ethical and Professional Conduct, Level 5, 8 Credits.
  • 532906-000-00-KM-02, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Level 5, 8 Credits.
  • 532906-000-00-KM-07, Metaphysical Concepts and Principles, Level 5, 16 Credits.

    Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 32

    Practical Skill Modules
  • 532906-000-00-PM-01, Conduct Facilitation Services in a Professional Manner, Level 5,
    4 Credits.
  • 532906-000-00-PM-02, Establish Oneself as a Natural Energy Healing Facilitator, Level 5,
    4 Credits.
  • 532906-000-00-PM-03, Establish and Maintain a Compliant Client Record-keeping System and Support Protocols, Level 5, 4 Credits.
  • 532906-000-00-PM-08, Facilitate a Process of Client Wellbeing through the Practice of Applied Metaphysics, Level 5, 12 Credits.

    Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 24

    Work Experience Modules
  • 532906-000-00-WM-01, Establish and Maintain Energy Healing Services, Level 5, 3 Credits.
  • 532906-000-00-WM-02, Conduct Client Consultation and Record-keeping in an Energy Healing Context, Level 5, 3 Credits.
  • 532906-000-00-WM-07, Facilitate Client Wellbeing by Applying Metaphysical Practices and Techniques, Level 5, 15 Credits.

    Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 21 

    1. Manage fundamental scope, dynamics, and ethics of the energy healing industry.
    2. Facilitate client wellbeing by applying the Metaphysical process. 

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Define, describe, and discuss healing within the context of natural energy healing facilitation industry standards.
  • Define, describe, discuss, compare, evaluate, and apply human energy fields in energy healing, in terms of recognised industry standards.
  • Explain the balance and inter-connectedness of natural energy within all dimensions of nature following industry standards.
  • Explain, discuss, and apply the scope of practice of energy healing within the context and restrictions of health care.
  • Explain, apply, and monitor professional conduct in energy healing practice in terms of industry-accepted codes of conduct and ethics.
  • Describe and compare human energy management regarding the effect on the human energy field.
  • Describe, plan, and apply self-care and maintenance of body, mind and soul in terms of own efficiency, dynamics of personal development and infinite personal possibility.
  • Identify, explain, plan, and apply health and safety practices concerning the protection of self and others.
  • Discuss and apply legislative compliance requirements for the establishment and maintenance of a professional and compliant energy healing service under regulatory requirements.
  • Apply professional operational and business energy healing practices and requirements following accepted business practice models and legislative requirements.
  • Apply communication practices that promote the delivery of efficient and effective energy healing services following industry standards.
  • Apply self-healing and growth following accepted industry practices and methodology.
  • Apply personal hygiene and grooming standards in accordance with client-specific requirements and accepted industry standards.
  • Identify, explain, discuss, compare, and apply human anatomy and physiology terminology and concepts following industry standards and energy healing requirements.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Identify, discuss, evaluate, and counter resistors to change and the potential root cause of unhappiness or discomfort.
  • Release trapped energy, align, and unify energy flow, restoring balance, apply to the ground and bringing harmony into the body.
  • Direct the client towards the structuring of a sense of wellbeing as part of a process of lifelong learning and growth.
  • Provide a support structure, mentorship, and networking to enable the client to secure a base and framework from which mind-shifts, the wisdom behind limited understanding, transformation and growth can reach full potential.
  • Create a space conducive to effectively conduct and facilitate a metaphysical session following industry protocol.
  • Create self-awareness by applying metaphysical principles within the context of consciously preparing oneself and the space for a metaphysical session.
  • Activate the energy body of the Metaphysical Practitioner (MP), ground and bring into harmony by uniting the physical body, mental body, emotional body, and spiritual body into the soul existence of the present moment.
  • Create awareness that energy shifts can be facilitated during the support session.
  • Bring the nature of universal laws into awareness and apply the correct metaphysical technique.
  • Apply the codes of conduct within the legal framework and implications of a metaphysical practitioner.
  • Explain, compare and apply the basic principles of metaphysical support in a relaxed yet informative manner to the client, in recognition/coherence with the client's pre-knowledge, previous experience and exposure to applied metaphysics as well as general principles relating to the specific metaphysical technique session in progress.
  • Make and set the client at ease, such that during energy shifts and alignments, conscious, subconscious or unconscious abreactions might occur and not to resist or analyse such occurrences other than just allowing the action to happen.
  • Discuss and provide feedback on the transformation process that requires commitment and cooperation during the session is to the client.
  • Clarify expectations with specific emphasis on not creating disappointment or predetermined outcome of the session.
  • Create non-expectation as the ideal point of departure from a space of non-judgement.
  • Identify and analyse the probable root cause of the current block of energy, recurrent pattern, unhappiness, discomfort, or disease by asking appropriate questions in guidance of knowledge, applying appropriate metaphysical tools or intuitive perception.
  • Apply knowledge of typical/probable/potential contraindications.
  • Discuss and conclude the preparatory part of the session by emphasising the ownership the client brings into the process.
  • Introduce and prepare the client is for the session following industry protocol.
  • Select, apply, and conduct the specific metaphysical technique following industry protocol.
  • The client is grounded following the internalisation of the session according to principles of grounding the client towards life beyond the metaphysical session.
  • Discuss, plan and implement the future intervention, structure and methods for support and appropriate referral (if required) with the client.

    Integrated Assessment:
    Integrated Formative Assessment
    The skills development provider will use the curriculum to guide them on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. Formative assessment will be conducted through written, oral, practical assessment and portfolio of evidence. Short exercises, assignments, projects, investigations, oral presentations, observation checklists, case studies and tests concluded by internal examinations shall be used for Integrated Formative Assessment. This formative assessment leads to entrance into the External Integrated Summative Assessment.

    Integrated Summative Assessment
    An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality Partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the exit level outcomes and associated assessment criteria. This shall be conducted in the form of an examination. 

    The South African part-qualification was compared with qualifications from two countries, viz. New Zealand and Britain.

    The School of Metaphysics offers Metaphysics Practitioner course over 18 months, which covers the following: The Spiritual Practitioner's Toolkit; Healing through Awareness; The Fundamental Principles of Spiritual & Metaphysical Counselling; Becoming a more effective Practitioner; Tuning into Higher Wisdom; Practitioner's Casebook; Daily Spiritual Practice to Enhance the realisation of Oneness; The Problem always has a gift within it; Self Worth and the Approval Trap; Surrender VS Struggle; Understanding True Relationship; The Power of Prayer & Its Many Forms; When the Learner is Ready the Teacher will appear; Dealing with Clients at their Level of Awareness; Helping the client turn adversity into Opportunity; The Challenges of the Spiritual Path; The True Identity behind the Mask; Going beyond the script of the False Self; The Darkest Hour is just before Dawn; The 4 Levels of Forgiveness; Expressing Feelings and Needs; Embracing the Inner Critic; Meeting the disowned Selves; The Way of the Mystic; Setting up Your Practice and much, much more.

    New Zealand:
    Holistic Harmony offers a course in Metaphysics that covers the following: Learn healing techniques on yourself and others using pendulums; Understand the seven main energy centres, called chakras, and the seven auric layers that surround and interpenetrate the body; Adjusting to the 'Heart Centred' Golden Age - where we are heading as an evolved human (homo sentient) and the light-workers' role; Learn techniques to balance, energise, and clear blockages from the chakras; How to clear your 'space' and transmute negative energy into positive in your home or work environment; Learn different ways of protection; including psychic, environment, and inner negativity; Understanding mirroring and projection and how we can dramatically improve our personal relationships; Learn the Power of Intention to enhance the quality of life and enhance healings; The Universal Laws of Vibration and Attraction - how we attract people and the circumstances in our lives; Introduction to Cosmology and how the planetary alignments affect us; Learn to give healings at a distance, (past, present, and future), including self, others, animals and planetary events; Manifesting and projecting future goals; Gain a deeper understanding of animals and how we can enhance and improve the quality of their lives; Learn techniques to detect imbalances, blockages, and negativity in the auric field using the hands; Understand the workings of our Emotional Guidance System and the Unconscious Mind; Discover how to strengthen the immune system and improve the quality of life with little effort; Understand how miasms, spirit attachments, negativity, and etheric cords form in our auric field and how to remove them; 'New' Science and Spirituality - how we can 'consciously' participate in changing our lives and the world around us for the betterment of all; Metaphysical causations of illness (adapted from 'You can heal Your Life' by Louise Hay); How to prepare for a typical healing session in a professional capacity; Learn simple yet powerful techniques on how to process and heal emotional hurts; Learn the science of the 'Intuitive Heart'; Understand how our thoughts, feelings and emotions affect our bodies and the world around us.

    This qualification is a uniquely South African product that addresses the learning needs for the natural energy healing modalities covered in the qualification. The modules included in this qualification are comparable with the international content and level of complexity of related courses. 

    This part-qualification provides opportunities for horizontal and vertical articulation options.

    Horizontal Articulation:
  • Certificate: Aromatherapy, NQF Level 5.

    Vertical Articulation:
  • Diploma: Therapeutic Reflexology, NQF Level 6. 

  • NOTES 
    Qualifying for External Assessment:
    To qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of statements of results and work experience.

    Additional Legal or Physical Entry Requirements:
    > None

    Criteria for the accreditation of providers
    Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the QCTO website.

    The curriculum title and code are: Metaphysics Practitioner: 532906-000-00-05.

    Encompassed Trade
    This part-qualification encompasses the following trades as recorded on the NLRD:
  • This is not a trade qualification.

    Parent Qualification
    Occupational Certificate: Natural Energy Healing Practitioner.

    Related Part-qualifications
  • Occupational Certificate: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Tapping Practitioner, NQF Level 5.
  • Occupational Certificate: Reiki Practitioner, NQF Level 5.
  • Occupational Certificate: Crystal Healing Practitioner, NQF Level 5.
  • Occupational Certificate: Access the Bars Practitioner, NQF Level 5.
  • Occupational Certificate: Energy Kinesiology Practitioner, NQF Level 5.
  • Occupational Certificate: Heart Resonance Practitioner, NQF Level 5.
  • Occupational Certificate: BodyTalk Practitioner, NQF Level 5.

  • None. 


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