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With YOUR mind
and this qualification
You Can Change Your World

Discover Your Full Potential
With the ONLY Post Graduate Qualification in NLP in the World

The Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the world’s first and only fully accredited post-graduate qualification in NLP.

Created with the endorsement of NLP co-founder, John Grinder, it is the most rigorous and prestigious NLP qualification in the world.

In a personal context I find I’m happier and I am achieving my outcomes more often. I can choose to be in resourceful states, I find my internal dialogues are helpful – not critical. I am changing my habits and beliefs, reinforcing the ones that bring success and creating new ones to replace the ones that generate conflict.

~ Geoff Wade, CEO, Onirik

Geoff is an Inspiritive graduate that uses NLP to guarantee phenomenal performance boosts for his client’s businesses

Course Structure

The Grad Cert NLP program is taught in a blended learning format and consists of live training, readings, online videos and webinars.

The complete course comprises a total of eight units over twenty four non-consecutive training days of training. Units are typically taught in clusters of two units per training period.

In addition to attending the live training days students are required to complete the set readings and written work. There is also a weekly live webinar that students from any of the Grad Cert NLP programs can attend and online videos.

Units 1 to 4 – Learn proven models of excellence

The first four units are a comprehensive, skill-based course in the essential abilities of people who excel at what they do. John Grinder and Richard Bandler (the founders of NLP) identified and modelled these patterns of effective thinking, behaviour and communication. They learned to reproduce these skills in their own behaviour (modelling) and then described them explicitly so others could learn and apply these patterns. These skills form the basis of the first half of the course.

This course is a rigorous, experiential training that empowers you to create lasting, sustainable change in your life. This is achieved by teaching you to work with real situations, problems and experiences.

Course elements include presentations, demonstrations, guided exercises and practice. Feedback and discussion sessions will help you achieve results through immersion in the NLP experience. Partner and group activities are designed to provide you with memorable learning and evidence of your NLP mastery through contact with other people.

At the beginning of unit 1 each student will receive a copy of the NLP Field Guide: Part 1, by Jules and Chris Collingwood and at the beginning of unit 5 students will receive another comprehensive training manual.

NLPFUN801 - Experience NLP Fundamentals

This is the first unit of the Graduate Certificate in NLP and as such it has been designed to set the frame and teach you the foundations for the duration of the whole course.

This unit describes the knowledge and skills to build rapport and track basic human relations and communication and develop an awareness of the relationship between communication and thinking through state management with self and others. Frames are set with reference to systemic and ecological use of NLP. The skills developed in this unit are a pre-requisite to all subsequent practice.

At this stage your instructors will frame the New Code approach to NLP, emphasising the following fundamental elements:

  • How you can establish collaboration between conscious and unconscious processes
  • How you can build awareness of possible consequences of our choices in the short, medium and long term
  • The need to respect that everyone has different beliefs and values.

You will be introduced to the powerful distinction between working with communication and thinking patterns as opposed to standard educational methods of using descriptive content or stories.

From the first day, you will explore what it means to get on well with other people as well as discover a series of principles that will help you improve the way you currently do it. You will also discover how our communication is working from different points of view, and how to leverage your communication utilising perspective.

You will learn observation and listening skills from different perspectives and experience thinking and expressing ourselves using different sensory descriptions in order to build flexibility of behaviour into your communication repertoire.

From here, you will go on to discover how to elicit useful states in self and others while keeping in mind the intention of your communication and how to keep our activity respectful of others’ choices.

Lastly, by the end of this foundational unit you will learn how to incorporate directed questions that will help you identify and map any outcomes you or your client want in the future.

Prerequisite: none subject to entry criteria

NLPINF801 - Elicit information and generate solutions

This unit describes the knowledge and skills to track patterns in verbal and non-verbal behaviour to expose a new way of thinking, separating attention from story and keeping with pattern. This involves gathering high quality information from others, asking quality questions that lead to sensory based descriptions of human behaviour, gathering information about submodality distinctions that is subjective quality components of internal visualisation, audition and kinaesthesia. It is integrated using the Emergent Discovery Process to bring together the information gathering competencies.

During, unit two the focus of your learning will be on the following:

  • You will learn to change state by choice, bring resources (states, knowledge, beliefs, ideas) into any context and thereby change your behaviour in just seconds.
  • You will discover how knowing your intent for having or doing something gives you the power to open up choices for getting there and learn ways to do it by yourself and with others. Having clear intentions leads to great increases in flexibility of behaviour.
  • The questions you need to ask when you need to clarify inaccurate thinking, specify over-generalised ideas and elicit more detail from overly vague statements – You can use this powerful language pattern to gather high quality information and direct the personal change processes that follow.

These include a New Code approach to change using submodalities, Chris Collingwood’s user friendly do it yourself approach to Grinder’s Six Step Reframe and Jules Collingwood’s state enhancing stalking exercise, along with recoded NLP change processes that now incorporate unconscious choice.

Prerequisite: NLPFUN801 Experience NLP Fundamentals

NLPINT801 Apply interventions for optimal self-management

This unit describes the knowledge and skills to gather information to track and direct attention in self and others to make respectful and ecological interventions and so facilitate well-formed outcomes and exercise choice.

In this unit, you will learn to communicate in depth with your own and others’ unconscious minds to harness their resources directly to enhance all aspects of observation, communication, choice and change.

This includes everything from creating congruent acceptance or rejection of opportunities to producing lasting attitudinal change, to finding lost objects as well as to identifying life goals and arranging states of concentration for specific work in specific contexts.

You will engage the unconscious in practical demonstrations and identify the different functions of conscious and unconscious process. We identify our current appreciation of time, including elapsed time, the passage of time and time management and discover additional ways of experiencing and using time to create effective time management and experiences that are more engaging.

Prerequisite: NLPFUN801 Experience NLP Fundamentals

NLPMOD801 Create metaphor and strategies to support change and development

This unit describes the knowledge and skills to use, compare and contrast detailed elicitation and metaphors to reveal thought patterns and to create metaphor from the patterns that have been elicited”. We learn to use a content free classification system for organising content into classes and sub-classes. This facilitates thinking about any complex issue and enables us to identify related from non-related topics. We engage unconscious resources to make present to future comparisons safe for change with internal representations and submodalities and place the resulting benefits in our personal histories. The intent is to develop facility with the creative process so that we can identify and utilise opportunities in life. From the accreditation document: “This unit describes the knowledge and skills to develop strategies for practical interventions to assist in the experience of the learning and change processes in conjunction with well-formed outcome language patterns, ecology and respect for individuals models of the world.

In this unit you will learn to recognise, utilise and change sequences of representations to optimise learning, decision-making, self motivation, creativity and other aspects of the thinking and emotion generating process.

You will also learn to create and deliver metaphor so you can embed useful thinking patterns inside engaging stories. This includes short, suitable metaphors to fit business and concrete environments as well as full-blown fantasy stories for informal occasions and interventions.

Prerequisite: NLPFUN801 Experience NLP Fundamentals

Units 5 to 8 – Create your own models of excellence

If you can create your own models of human excellence, you have the leverage to learn any skill you choose. This is the emphasis of the second half of this qualification. Acquisition of excellence in any endeavour lends itself to creating a model, not a theory. Being able to model equips you with the means to create your own NLP applications instead of depending solely on those developed by other people.

You will learn formal self-modelling by exploring, transforming and developing your self-concept. This element of the Graduate Certificate in NLP is for personal development and working with others.

You have an opportunity to explore experientially, model and then make explicit significant patterns, perceptual filters and values which are present in your maps of self, your self-concept. Participants then have the opportunity to work with each other to transform any limiting patterns.

Each student will receive a copy of the NLP Field Guide: Part 2, by Jules and Chris Collingwood

NLPADV801 Apply advanced processes of NLP to personal and organisational change

This unit describes the knowledge and skills you can use to develop and apply advanced change processes and information gathering techniques. you will, be invited to discover the NLP patterns underpinning these processes and to revisit the concept that NLP is a discipline and that its applications are products of the body of knowledge.

NLPMOD801 - Perform NLP modelling to capture expertise

This unit describes the knowledge and skills to observe and match a live model, observe a modelling session and learn how to incorporate specific tools for eliciting the unconscious elements of expertise in order to elicit and replicate the talent of an expert in the field of your choice.

NLPADV801 - Design advanced NLP patterns

This unit describes the knowledge and skills to track advanced patterns in people’s speech and behaviour and to distinguish between process and content so they can respond to the patterns with directed interventions in conversation. It enables you to deconstruct change processes to identify and discover the underlying patterns in them. You will gain practical skills in constructing and improvising working interventions using patterns in combination.

NLPOPT801 - Optimise personal and professional effectiveness

This unit describes the knowledge and skills to use, compare and contrast different emotional states and so provide them with a package of practical interventions to aid in mapping, upgrading and streamlining the personality. In this unit there will be opportunities to engage all the skills and processes offered in this program and to apply them in a variety of combinations to effect change.

NLP is in my DNA now. I have no idea when I use it or how I use it…but I know I am using it because I have the evidence and the outcomes prove to myself that I am.

~ Tony Nash, CEO, Booktopia

Tony is an Inspiritive graduate that has grown his business
into a $130 Million dollar company using NLP

Common Graduate Outcomes

Personal Life

  • Optimise your stress levels
  • Master your emotional levels to support high performance
  • Reframe events and increase your options
  • Drop unwanted habits when you choose to
  • Create empowering beliefs that work
  • Improve your memory
  • Uncover your own patterns of excellence


  • See, hear and feel from many perspectives to support high performance
  • Interact effectively in multiple contexts
  • Create rapport with others
  • Communicate compellingly to different people
  • Use Metaphor to communicate your ideas


  • Acquire precise and elegant language to enable high quality results
  • Identify resources to achieve goals smoothly
  • Mediate change in your self and others for more options
  • Think globally and specifically; solve problems more effectively
  • Negotiate win-win solutions at work and elsewhere
  • Develop high level patterns modelled from yourself and other experts for application in your field(s)

Who is this qualification for?

The Graduate Certificate in NLP is for people whose success depends on the quality, precision and effectiveness of their thinking, communication and management.

Participants in our NLP training programs tend to fall into three broad groups.


Success is a state of mind and no-one knows this better than an entrepreneur.

Having the ability to think strategically and systematically while managing a growing and dynamic team, stakeholder relationships and everything that goes with creating something the world has never seen is a big deal.

The Graduate Certificate in NLP is an oasis of certainty in an otherwise uncertain world.

Gain skills that will set you on a trajectory of success in the most efficient and effective ways

NLP Graduates

Looking to upskill or improve upon your existing NLP or Hypnosis education?

Learn new skills, hone existing ones and get a fresh perspective with John Grinder’s New Code NLP

Expand or legitimise your NLP skills with a nationally accredited qualification and enjoy the professional recognition that comes with it.

In a market of distrust toward unethical NLP practitioners The Graduate Certificiate in NLP offers potential clients the confidence that you are a suitably educated practitioner.

Coaches & Consultants

If you’re considering a career upgrade The Graduate Certificate in NLP offers the perfect professional developmental pathway.

By integrating sophisticated interpersonal communication skills and advanced personal change patterns and processes into your repertoire a world of opportunities become available.

Assist people to achieve their work and personal outcomes or work at an organisation level to facilitate powerful cultural change.

Over time my way of thinking and feeling has really evolved. This has naturally led to successful outcomes in the different business contexts I am involved in.

I utilise patterns of NLP explicitly, in my coaching and training work and in terms of developing and running my own businesses. In fact, I’ve been able to create and maintain business assets that continue to deliver ongoing passive income for me which, in turn, have enabled me to live the life, I’ve, always imagined

~ Jarett Lefers, CEO & Entrepreneur- View Full Testimonial

Jarett is an Inspiritive graduate that has used NLP in his entrepreneurial pursuits to achieve incredible success

Our Difference


Our NLP Programs

Most other NLP providers

Australian Government accredited and recognised training (10250NAT Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Non-accredited courses endorsed by one or more non-recognised bodies, almost always created by the training company
Inspiritive is a Registered training Organisation registered with the Australian Skills and Quality Authority, demanding rigorous standards of quality assurance for your peace of mind. Private company endorsed by non-recognised body. Might be backed by great people.
Our Graduate Certificate in NLP is benchmarked against the rigorous standards of the AQF at the level above a bachelor’s degree. Non-accredited, non-recognised certificates
INSPIRITIVE’s trainers are endorsed by Co-Creator of NLP, Dr John Grinder, and are all actively engaged in extensive ongoing research and professional development. Inspiritive trainers deliver NLP training as it was intended and as it will be most effectively transferred so you can use it. There are some great coaches, speakers and trainers though most other NLP providers have taken short courses in which they have learnt some of the theory of NLP.
NLP is learned from first principles enabling graduates to formulate interventions conversationally in their own words and change what they are doing to suit individual clients Scripted formats derived from examples of NLP patterns. Students limited to using exact scripted words.
All references to existing patterns and formats in the NLP syllabus properly attributed to their developers. Often not referenced and when referenced incorrect attribution
We have a number of financing options available for this program including loans and payment plans. Not all NLP providers have student loans available

A nationally accredited training for communication, leadership and personal management     Australian Qualifications Framework

Upcoming Courses

Sydney 2020

Unit 1: April 17 – 19
Unit 2: May 8 – 10
Unit 3: May 29 – 31
Unit 4: June 19 – 21
Unit 5: July 10 – 12
Unit 6: July 31 – August 2
Unit 7: August 21 – 23
Unit 8: September 11 – 13

Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Venue: Bellevue Hill, Sydney

Brisbane 2020

Unit 1: April 24 – 26
Unit 2: May 15 – 17
Unit 3: June 5 – 7
Unit 4: June 26 – 28
Unit 5: July  17 – 19
Unit 6: August 7 – 9
Unit 7: August 28 – 30
Unit 8: September 18 – 20

Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Venue: Pullenvale, Brisbane

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