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Learn to be a Counsellor: Career Spotlight

Have you always been drawn to helping people? Are you ready to trade in your desk job for a rewarding career?   Are you Drawn to Helping Others? People make the decision to become counsellors at various times of life. Some have known from a young age that this is...

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Career Corner: Your Online Image

Career Corner: Your Online Image Career in the Age of the Internet Your presence online is the first impression potential employers may have of you. Your online image is part of your professional image. Putting your best foot forward online is just as important as...

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Inside the art therapy classroom

Are you considering art therapy as a career move? Dr Kay Gravell explains how creative arts therapies are taught and practiced.   One of the early activities that students do in the Bachelor of Arts Therapy at IKON Institute of Australia involves experimenting...

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Transpersonal Therapy Explained

What would you think if you walked into a clothing store to see only one style of shirt, offered in just one size and one colour? We know that with clothing, people have a wide variety of needs and preferences. What is a great fit for one person may feel awkward and...

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Valuing Art Therapy

The first time you hear the term Art Therapy, it likely brings up more questions than answers. Perhaps you’ve even heard that it isn’t a valuable or a “real” profession. The facts and evidence present a different story.   Art Therapy is an established mental...

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Three Ways a Transpersonal Counsellor Can Help

Have you ever wondered if there is something bigger than yourself, if you have reached your highest potential, or if there is a way to feel peace even amidst suffering? If so, then you have asked questions that touch the realm of the transpersonal. What is...

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Becoming A Good Psychotherapist or Counsellor

Building Good Clinical Practice Becoming a good therapist is like making a good cup of tea. If you don’t steep the bag for a certain period of time, all you have is hot water. Developing as a clinician takes time as well. Experience, theory and well-chosen...

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So, You’re Considering Becoming a Counsellor?

A Rewarding Career A career as a Counsellor is a very rewarding profession. A Counsellor will assist others to overcome their challenges and to lead a more fulfilling, meaningful and authentic life. By studying a Counselling qualification, you will also gain a solid...

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Art Therapy and Social Work

Social workers have many tools in their tool boxes, and use a variety of different techniques and approaches every day. Some clients respond best to unconditional positive regard, others to strong boundaries and clear goals, and others to concrete behavioral outcomes....

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Art Therapy in Aged Care

Art Therapy has many benefits for people in aged care. It can allow the expression of complex thoughts and emotions, help to alleviate anxiety and depression, improve motor skills and cognitive functioning, and encourage socialising.   Art Therapy and...

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Results of the annual Quality Indicators Survey 2018

July 4, 2018

We recently completed the annual Quality Indicators Survey for ASQA – all 2017 VET Students were surveyed on their experiences with Ikon.

The trends from previous years continued in terms of positive feedback – Students are happy with the course content, academic training staff and learning environment within the Ikon Institute.

100 % of respondents felt the trainers had an excellent knowledge of the subject content.

96% of respondents felt the training focused on relevant skills.

92% of respondents felt they developed the knowledge expected from the training.

70% of respondents felt the training prepared them well for work.

85% of respondents felt an overall satisfactions with the training.

80% of respondents felt they would recommend the training to others.

93% of respondents felt that the way they were assessed was a fair test of their skills and knowledge.

85% of respondents felt the assessments were based on realistic activities.

Learn to be a Counsellor: Career Spotlight

Have you always been drawn to helping people? Are you ready to trade in your desk job for a rewarding career?   Are you Drawn to Helping Others? People make the decision to become counsellors at various times of life. Some have known from a young age that this is...

read more

Career Corner: Your Online Image

Career Corner: Your Online Image Career in the Age of the Internet Your presence online is the first impression potential employers may have of you. Your online image is part of your professional image. Putting your best foot forward online is just as important as...

read more

Inside the art therapy classroom

Are you considering art therapy as a career move? Dr Kay Gravell explains how creative arts therapies are taught and practiced.   One of the early activities that students do in the Bachelor of Arts Therapy at IKON Institute of Australia involves experimenting...

read more

Transpersonal Therapy Explained

What would you think if you walked into a clothing store to see only one style of shirt, offered in just one size and one colour? We know that with clothing, people have a wide variety of needs and preferences. What is a great fit for one person may feel awkward and...

read more

Valuing Art Therapy

The first time you hear the term Art Therapy, it likely brings up more questions than answers. Perhaps you’ve even heard that it isn’t a valuable or a “real” profession. The facts and evidence present a different story.   Art Therapy is an established mental...

read more

Three Ways a Transpersonal Counsellor Can Help

Have you ever wondered if there is something bigger than yourself, if you have reached your highest potential, or if there is a way to feel peace even amidst suffering? If so, then you have asked questions that touch the realm of the transpersonal. What is...

read more

Becoming A Good Psychotherapist or Counsellor

Building Good Clinical Practice Becoming a good therapist is like making a good cup of tea. If you don’t steep the bag for a certain period of time, all you have is hot water. Developing as a clinician takes time as well. Experience, theory and well-chosen...

read more

So, You’re Considering Becoming a Counsellor?

A Rewarding Career A career as a Counsellor is a very rewarding profession. A Counsellor will assist others to overcome their challenges and to lead a more fulfilling, meaningful and authentic life. By studying a Counselling qualification, you will also gain a solid...

read more

Art Therapy and Social Work

Social workers have many tools in their tool boxes, and use a variety of different techniques and approaches every day. Some clients respond best to unconditional positive regard, others to strong boundaries and clear goals, and others to concrete behavioral outcomes....

read more

Art Therapy in Aged Care

Art Therapy has many benefits for people in aged care. It can allow the expression of complex thoughts and emotions, help to alleviate anxiety and depression, improve motor skills and cognitive functioning, and encourage socialising.   Art Therapy and...

read more

Learn to be a Counsellor: Career Spotlight

Have you always been drawn to helping people? Are you ready to trade in your desk job for a rewarding career?   Are you Drawn to Helping Others? People make the decision to become counsellors at various times of life. Some have known from a young age that this is...

read more

Career Corner: Your Online Image

Career Corner: Your Online Image Career in the Age of the Internet Your presence online is the first impression potential employers may have of you. Your online image is part of your professional image. Putting your best foot forward online is just as important as...

read more

Inside the art therapy classroom

Are you considering art therapy as a career move? Dr Kay Gravell explains how creative arts therapies are taught and practiced.   One of the early activities that students do in the Bachelor of Arts Therapy at IKON Institute of Australia involves experimenting...

read more

Transpersonal Therapy Explained

What would you think if you walked into a clothing store to see only one style of shirt, offered in just one size and one colour? We know that with clothing, people have a wide variety of needs and preferences. What is a great fit for one person may feel awkward and...

read more

Valuing Art Therapy

The first time you hear the term Art Therapy, it likely brings up more questions than answers. Perhaps you’ve even heard that it isn’t a valuable or a “real” profession. The facts and evidence present a different story.   Art Therapy is an established mental...

read more

Three Ways a Transpersonal Counsellor Can Help

Have you ever wondered if there is something bigger than yourself, if you have reached your highest potential, or if there is a way to feel peace even amidst suffering? If so, then you have asked questions that touch the realm of the transpersonal. What is...

read more

Becoming A Good Psychotherapist or Counsellor

Building Good Clinical Practice Becoming a good therapist is like making a good cup of tea. If you don’t steep the bag for a certain period of time, all you have is hot water. Developing as a clinician takes time as well. Experience, theory and well-chosen...

read more

So, You’re Considering Becoming a Counsellor?

A Rewarding Career A career as a Counsellor is a very rewarding profession. A Counsellor will assist others to overcome their challenges and to lead a more fulfilling, meaningful and authentic life. By studying a Counselling qualification, you will also gain a solid...

read more

Art Therapy and Social Work

Social workers have many tools in their tool boxes, and use a variety of different techniques and approaches every day. Some clients respond best to unconditional positive regard, others to strong boundaries and clear goals, and others to concrete behavioral outcomes....

read more

Art Therapy in Aged Care

Art Therapy has many benefits for people in aged care. It can allow the expression of complex thoughts and emotions, help to alleviate anxiety and depression, improve motor skills and cognitive functioning, and encourage socialising.   Art Therapy and...

read more