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Health and Wellbeing

Join us on a journey towards improved wellbeing, personal growth, and community impact at Byron Community College.

Explore a variety of wellness courses designed to enhance your wellbeing, personal development and positively impact others.

including Massage Therapy, Reiki, Golf, Yoga, Pilates and self-help classes in communication, anger management, breathwork, and dealing with anxiety. ands-on therapies, Feng Shui, and sports-related courses, designed to enhance your wellbeing and positively impact others.

Enrol in our nationally recognised Certificate IV in Massage Therapy HLT42021  training to become qualified in a fulfilling career as a massage therapist. Under the mentorship of our experienced tutors, you’ll not only gain the skills needed to excel in this field but also receive practical, hands-on training that prepares you for the real world.

Or, become the hero in any situation with our nationally recognized first aid courses. Gain life saving skills in our Provide First Aid, Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and other aid & grief support courses.

Discover the Shire’s best kept secret when it comes to health and wellbeing. A seriously affordable 1-hour massage for the bargain price of just $30! Enjoy a dreamy massage in Mullumbimby with one of our dedicated students who are keen to apply their newfound skills and gain valuable hands-on experience under the guidance of our expert industry trainers. Now that’s a win win!

An Alternative History of Surfing with Matthew McGregor-Mento

Sat, 31 August
9am - 5pm, Mullum, $240


In this course we'll explore forgotten surf history both recent and ancient. We'll look beyond the most accepted forms of surfing and discover the fringes and edges that helped shape what surfing is today and we'll look forward to see where modern surfing is headed.

Astrology Introduction with Yuko Medcraft

6 x Mon, 19 August - 23 September
10am to 12.00pm, Byron Bay, $250

This course is designed for those who are ready to begin an exploration into the world of astrology. For those who are interested in unlocking their full potential and best life! In this introductory astrology course you will learn how to read a natal chart, yours and others. The natal chart is a map of your life, a blueprint of your souls journey. You begin to know all the characters living inside of you, so you can start to intentionally use them and give them energy.

 

Bellydance Bliss with Tatiana Keller

6 x Mon, 13 May - 24 June (no class 10 June), 
5pm - 6.15pm, South Golden Beach, $180

Weaving bellydance, yoga and breath work to invoke presence, grounding, body mindfulness, connection and joy.

Bicycle Repair and Maintenance with Nick Bowden

25 May, 
9am to 4pm, Mullum, $155

Designed for bike riders wishing to learn how to carry out basic maintenance and repairs to their bike, this workshop is led by a professional bike mechanic, who makes understanding bike mechanics easy. By the end of the workshop, we aim for you to be able to perform basic maintenance and repairs to your bike, saving you money and making your bike safer and more enjoyable to ride.
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CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health

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Discover the rewarding path to making a difference in people's lives with our CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health. This nationally recognised qualification empowers you to provide compassionate, client-centred support to individuals navigating mental health challenges.

Unlock the skills to implement community-based programs and activities tailored to mental health needs. From community organisations to clinical settings, this qualification equips you to work autonomously while contributing meaningfully to the well-being of others.

With a focus on recovery-oriented support, our program prepares you to thrive in diverse community contexts. Whether it's outreach services, residential care, or rehabilitation programs, you'll be guided by seasoned practitioners and professionals every step of the way, graduating industry ready.

Join us on this transformative journey and become a vital part of enhancing mental health support in our communities. Enrol now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in mental health!

Communication For Clarity And Connection with Paulette Bray-Narai

Fri, 23 August
10am - 2pm, Byron, $110


Most of us long for harmony in our relationships, yet often the way we express ourselves and listen to others leads to misunderstanding, frustration and disconnection. This course introduces you to ways of communicating and listening based on "Nonviolent Communication" - a process proven to contribute to greater understanding and connection with family and friends and of course - yourself.

Crystal Awakening Level 1 with Kelly McGivern

Sat, 31 August, 9am - 4pm, Byron Bay, $195
In this IICT approved workshop, come and experience the loving, powerful energies of crystals and how they can assist you in activating the wisdom of your heart and soul as you experience your own divinity. Awaken and develop your own unique individual healing powers as you tap into your intuition, creativity, inspiration, higher self and your heart as you take this powerful journey with the crystal kingdom.

Digest Your Best: The foundations of a healthy gut with Jacqui Edgerly

Sat, 18 May 
9am to 4pm, Mullum, $140


Discover the process of implementing the foundations of health to heal your gut so that you can reduce digestive discomfort, gain more energy and participate in the activities you love without using medications, restrictive diets or trial & error.

Face Yoga with Vanamala Mayr-Reisch

Sat, 29 June
10am to 3pm, Mullum, $130
or 4 x Wednesday, 14 August - 4 September, 10am - 12pm, Mullum, $160


Lift your Face! Lift your Spirit! Face yoga uses muscle exercises, conscious breathing and body poses to tighten, tone and lift your face naturally. During this course you will learn a set of exercises to smooth wrinkles, lift droopy eyelids, improve your eyesight, reduce double chins and define your jawline, which you can practice at home and easily integrate into your daily life.

Forest Bathing Outing with David Roland

Sat, 1 June
9am to 12.30pm, Booyong Nature Reserve, $95

Forest bathing is a nature-based practice aimed at reducing stress and promoting overall wellbeing. Through guided activities, we connect to the sights, sounds, smells, touch and tastes of nature, with the quiet movement of our body through space. Scientific research is demonstrating the physiological, emotional and social benefits of enhanced nature connection. 

Golf For Beginners with Chris Graham

5 x Tue, 30July - 27 August, 12.15pm to 2.15pm
or 5 x Fri, 23 August - 20 September, 
10.00am - 12.00pm, 
Ocean Shores Country Club, $200


These classes are for golfers of all levels from the beginner to the regular club golfer and offer a relaxed and friendly learning environment at the Ocean Shores Golf Club with Chris Graham, a Certified PGA Professional. Classes are scheduled over five weeks covering all of the basics including short game, long game and on-course play.

HeartMath Resilience with Laura Shore

3 x Sat, 17 - 31 August
10am - 12pm, Mullum, $160
Explore HeartMath techniques based on more than 20 years of peer-reviewed research. Discover tools to enhance your ability to self-regulate emotions, clear old patterns, reduce stress and recharge your energy resulting in restorative sleep, enhanced vitality and ongoing resilience. This is a powerful skillset to prepare you to thrive in today’s world of flux and challenge. This is a 6 hour course spread over three weeks.

Herbal Medicine Making with Jacqui Edgerly

Sat, 25 May
9am - 4pm, Mullum, $180


In this hands on workshop we will explore the healing power of plants. Herbalist Jacqui Edgerly will teach the basics of herbal medicine and how to make your own herbal remedies at home. This workshop will set you up with the basic knowledge of how to make herbal oils, water infusions and vinegars.

HLT42021 - Certificate IV in Massage Therapy


Embark on a fulfilling career in Massage Therapy with Byron Community College's nationally recognised training. If you're passionate about helping others and fascinated by the intricacies of the human body, this program offers a formal pathway to a rewarding profession. Our expert trainers guide you through a hands-on learning experience, preparing you for diverse settings, from private practice to spa/salon, aged care, and sports.
 
Immerse yourself in real-world training by running an in-house clinic practice from week 6, gaining practical experience in client treatment and massage practice. Learn the art of assessing clients' massage needs, providing therapeutic treatments, and offering reflexology for relaxation. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the human body through anatomy and physiology, unlocking the potential to enhance movement, circulation, and mental well-being.

Enrol today and embark on a career with compassion, skill development, and unparalleled flexibility.
 

HLTAID009 - Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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This CPR half-day course is for students who have a CURRENT Provide First Aid qualification OR just wish to learn the CPR unit. This course covers the CPR element of Provide First Aid, which is recommended to be updated every year.

This course teaches you the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This course is developed for existing workers in the industry who may require CPR training as recommended by the ARC.

HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid

 
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This First Aid course will provide you with an excellent introduction to first aid and enable you to perform appropriate first aid procedures and basic life support until qualified emergency help arrives. This unit satisfies training requirements across a range of community and workplace settings and can be of benefit to anyone in the workplace, home or various other situations. Refresher courses (which are recommended to be renewed every 3 years) are also conducted within the one-day format.

HLTAID012 - Provide First Aid In An Education And Care Setting

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This course is suitable for anyone working in long day care, family day care, preschool and outside of school hours (OOSH) care services. It will teach you the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.

Developed for educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

How to become an NDIS Support worker with O'Neal Harral

Sunday, 11 August
10am to 3pm, Mullum, $130pp

Considering a career change? Join our comprehensive 1-day workshop, where you'll gain valuable insights and all the necessary information to kickstart your path towards becoming an independent or agency NDIS support worker.

Hypnosis - 3 day Certification Course (Online) with Judith Asal

3 x Sat, 18 May - 1 June
1pm - 8pm, Online, $440

Learn basic and gentle hypnosis techniques to help you achieve your goals - potentially help others do the same.

Introduction to Massage


6 May - 1 July 2024 (No class 10 June), 8 x Mondays
9am - 4pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0*

Are you fascinated by the human body? Like to learn more about human anatomy and develop the skills to treat your friends and family to the ancient healing art of massage?

This eight week Introduction to Massage course will open your eyes to the fascinating world just under your skin. This introductory course is designed to give you the basic skills to provide massage for friends and family at home.

Massage Clinic

Relax and unwind with our one-hour student massage sessions. Click 'find out more' below for the BOOKINGS link. 

 

Memory Recall - Writing your Life - with Camille Scarf

Sun, 19 May
10am - 4pm, Mullum, $150

Every life story is unique and worth recording. We will use simple physical, relaxation and writing exercises to retrieve our treasure trove of hidden memories for our own personal record and possibly to share with others.

Begin your memoir or just have the time of your life.

Mental Health First Aid (Standard) with Andy Kelly

Sat & Sun, 7 & 8 September
9am to 5pm, Byron Bay, $320 

In this internationally recognised training you will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

Myofascial Release Part I with Howard Rontal

Fri, Sat, Sun, 13 September - 15 September
Fri 5pm to 9pm, Sat & Sun 9am to 6pm
Mullum, $410


Add Myofascial Release methods to your existing therapeutic skill-set to deliver an even more in-depth treatment to your friends, family or clients. Used to relieve anything from chronic pain to common complaints such as lower back pain, these 32 myofascial release strokes are easily integrated into your existing routine or offered as a standalone treatment.

Practical Money Life Skills with Edward Lower

2 x Sat, 18 - 25 May 
10am - 1pm, Mullum, $160


Learn to manage your money effectively with practical, proven tools, so you aren't left high and dry, with no cash in the bank.

Reading Psychic Energy with Dana Parker

Sat, 31 August
10am to 5pm, Mullum, $170


This one-day course offers techniques and practices in Energy Reading via our Psychic Senses. It will cover energy containment, connection and magnetism to open up psychic language abilities and discernment skills. It will include 'the Clairs' (clairvoyance, clairaudience etc.) and how to hold a sacred, clean space for accuracy. We will practice readings for self and others.

Reiki Level 1 with Catherine Harrison

 Sat & Sun, 3 & 4 August
10am - 4pm, Mullum, $240

Reiki is the gentle Japanese method of hands-on energy healing that works on all levels of a person and is simple to use and easy to learn. You will learn how to Reiki yourself, children, pets and plants. You will receive an attunement into Reiki Level 1, an ancient healing symbol of protection and a certificate on completion. Empower yourself today and bring this ancient healing art into your life.

Reveal Your True Colours with Sylvie Falson

Wed, 14 August
10am to 1pm, Byron Bay, $100
Unlock the secrets to the most flattering colours for your skin tone as we reveal your ‘true colours’ in this 3 hour workshop. Have fun creating your personal seasonal colour palettes using an extensive collection of colourful materials, giving you the confidence to shop knowing what colours work for you. Individual printed and digital colour palettes are yours to keep and take home at the end of the workshop. 

Self Help For Anxiety with Dee De Haas

6 x Fri, 23 August - 4 October,
11am - 1pm, Byron, $235

Enjoy the warmth, care and fun of a therapeutic environment while learning proven strategies to reduce uncontrolled worry and anxiety using group work, Mindfulness and CBT strategies, which are proven to be the most effective and empowering tools to get you back on your feet if you are struggling emotionally.

Swedish Massage Techniques Introduction with Michelle Mac Anally

2 x Sat, 17 August - 24 August
10am - 4pm, Mullum, $240

Learn the basics of Swedish Massage in 2 days. We will learn and practice the techniques to perform a relaxing massage on your friends and family.

Tarot Reading with Dee De Haas

6 x Tue, 6 August - 10 September
6pm to 8pm, Byron Bay, $235

Tap into your inner psyche by learning to read tarot. Read for yourself, friends and family, or start up your own tarot reading business. Learn the tarot archetypes, ancient spreads and the ability to tap into your innate intuitive/psychic faculties. The tarot activates our spiritual intuitiveness and invites us to broaden our self awareness. It helps re-envision pathways available to us, and to others, in fulfilling our unique life pathways.

 

Transforming Your Life With Qigong


Learn the basics of the ancient movement form Qigong. This program explores the basics of the practice as well as the philosophy and wisdom of the Dao. This course is suitable for both beginners and more seasoned practitioners.

Yoga over 60s with Barbi Joffe

6 x Mon, 22 July - 26 August
9.30am - 11am, Mullum, $180

If you'd like to practice Yoga in a safe and welcoming environment and you are over 60, this course if for you! We'll practice some gentle Yoga postures, synchronising movement with breath for a good stretch, body strengthening and mind relaxation. All levels and age over 60s are welcome.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) with John Imbrog

Sat & Sun, 3 August - 4 August
9am - 5pm, Mullum, $320


Adolescence is a time of important change and development. It is also the time when mental health problems can first emerge. During high school years, mental health problems are among the leading causes of falling grades, problems with friends, and relationships, substance use or abuse and they can have lifelong impact. That's where Mental Health First Aid training can help.