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The Graduate Certificate NLP – Nationally Accredited NLP Training

10970NAT Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming

“We codify and transfer exceptional effectiveness to enable people to transform their own and others’ performance.”

Nationally accredited NLP training Endorsed and respected nationally and internationally. The Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the world’s first and only fully accredited post-graduate qualification in NLP. With this qualification you gain access to any opportunities that specify graduate certificate entry.

This course has been created with the endorsement of NLP co-founder, John Grinder and is the most rigorous and comprehensive course of its type available, setting an impressive benchmark for NLP education. It supersedes the Course in Practitioner of NLP and the Master Practitioner of NLP.

The material in the course covers all the significant developments in NLP from the major schools, bringing together the essence of the classic patterns alongside the insights of the New Code, resulting in a powerful, unparalleled post-graduate course and qualification in NLP.

Unlike courses that teach peripheral applications, the Graduate Certificate in NLP will take you to the very heart of this field. You will experience rigorous, comprehensive training in NLP and be given the opportunity to develop your own NLP applications, learning from world-class NLP thought leaders.

Outcomes for business and personal life

NLP is a unique discipline that enables you to think, communicate and manage others highly effectively. The Graduate Certificate program enables suitably vetted and appropriately qualified entrants the opportunity to refine their communication skills for personal advancement and commercial benefits.

Used correctly, the discipline helps participants identify excellence and discern the patterns of behaviour and language underpinning the excellence. From this learning and understanding, models are created. Indeed, every NLP pattern in the syllabus has been modelled on someone who has demonstrated excellence in his or her field.

Training will provide outcomes mainly on three levels:

Outcomes for 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

Outcomes for communication:

  • 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

Outcomes for management:

  • 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)

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Who is this training for?

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

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

Career Optimisers – for more info click here

Typically people working in mid to senior management who wish to optimise their career prospects.

The Graduate Certificate in NLP will help these people to perfect all-important communication and business skills in ways that noticeably improve their performance and effectiveness, taking them to the next level and beyond in their careers.

The Graduate Certificate in NLP will assist people to develop the skills and competencies they need to improve their performance which in turn impacts positively on their career path.

Corporates – for more info click here

These tend to be organisations and companies who wish to incorporate NLP training as a core part of their managerial training programmes.

They identify and select their most promising professionals and encourage them to sign up for the Graduate Certificate in NLP, valuing it alongside the likes of an MBA or similar business qualifications.

Such is the power, potential and stature of this Graduate Certificate.

NLP Coaches

Typically people who wish to forge careers as NLP Coaches either they are seeking a complete career change from their current work or are already working as coaches and wish to fine-tune their skills and competencies.

The Graduate Certificate in NLP enables these people to develop the skills they require to coach and train individuals and groups. The qualification allows them to enhance their skills and professional offerings to ensure they bring out the best in others.

As a coach the possibilities are endless our graduates work in all sorts of fields, with all sorts of individuals and groups.

Specifically we have students who fall into these groups. 

Independent Consultants
Professional Consultants wanting to improve their interpersonal communication (including framing) skills, self-management skills and creative thinking skills to manage systems and others during a project to advance their career.

Technology Entrepreneurs and Software Engineers
Entrepreneurs wanting sophisticated interpersonal skills to manage partners, staff, current customers, prospects and investors effectively. High level thinking skills to find creative solutions to significant problems and skills to manage their own performance and thus organise and grow their businesses.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Community
People already trained in NLP (practitioner, master practitioner and trainers of NLP) wanting a postgraduate qualification in NLP who desire to significantly upgrade their skills at the same time. Within the NLP trained community there are many people with a passion for NLP who would like a formal postgraduate qualification in NLP.

What makes us different? 


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
John Grinder Co-creator of NLP

“For over a decade, Jules and Chris Collingwood of INSPIRITIVE have worked diligently and effectively to make the New Code of NLP available. More remarkably, they have also focused on a set of mapping functions that connect the classic NLP patterns of interventions with the insights of the New Code. This allows classic trained NLP practitioners the option of continuing to use the classic patterns of NLP that they have already learned but with the features of an updated New Code approach”.

Dr. John GrinderCo-creator of NLP

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.

Dates, Locations and fees

The course is taught in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Click here to see the dates for each location.

Financing Options available for this qualification

We have a number of financing options available for this program including loans and payment plans. If you require financing for the Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming either contact us (through the contact us button at the bottom of this page) to discuss financing options or you can apply for finance online by following the link to the three providers below.



Momentum Education Finance

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.

Units 1 to 4

  • Unit 1: NAT10970001 Experience NLP Fundamentals,
  • Unit 2:NAT10970002 Elicit Information and Generate Solutions,
  • Unit 3: NAT10970003 Apply Interventions for Optimal Self-Management,
  • Unit 4: NAT10970004 Metaphor and Strategies that support Change and Development

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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

Units 5 to 8

  • Unit 5: NAT10970005 Apply Advanced Processes to personal and organisational change,
  • Unit 6: NAT10970006 Perform NLP Modelling to capture Expertise,
  • Unit 7: NAT10970007 Design Advanced NLP Patterns,
  • Unit 8: NAT10970008 Optimise Personal and Professional Effectiveness

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



This program conform to the accreditation requirements of 350 supervised hours.

For each units candidates will be assessed through:

  • Experiential evaluation
    (Live demonstration of skills in the training room)
  • Written evaluation
    (written take home questions with six weeks to complete)
  • In class multiple choice questionnaire.
    (marked in class to give immediate feedback to students)
  • Continuing coaching and evaluation throughout the course.
Jules Collingwood of Inspiritive

“Experiential training takes time. We want people to be able to do NLP, not talk about it”.

Jules CollingwoodHead Trainer and Director INSPIRITIVE

Making NLP a life skill

All of Inspiritive’s NLP certification courses are structured around the core competency of NLP modelling. We model what we teach and create contexts for you to discover the patterns in action. You will experience the patterns through exercises, games and tasks.

This has been called the emergent approach to learning NLP. It enables students to communicate spontaneously and naturally, with their own style and vocabulary. We respond flexibly to the patterns we observe in other people’s communication instead of relying on scripted techniques or conscious formats.

Our emphasis is always on replicating the skill or pattern in question, not talking about it or reproducing a scripted format. As a result you will experience emerging NLP patterning in your daily life, from which appropriate understanding then follows.

Chris Collingwood managing director of Inspiritive

“Traditionally, psychology has been about studying the norm, but NLP deliberately focuses on the exceptions. It provides a methodology for modelling excellence in human behaviour”.

Chris Collingwood,Managing Director and Head Trainer INSPIRITIVE

Academic Awards

10970NAT Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Upon successful completion of all 8 units students will be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Upon successful completion of each unit of competency students are awarded a Statement of Attainment for that unit.

Entry requirements

Naturally, not everyone who applies for the Graduate Certificate can be accepted. As with any post-graduate course, the minimum requirements are:

A bachelor’s degree or higher OR a nationally accredited advanced diploma or international equivalent OR evidence of five years’ full time employment in a managerial capacity


Practitioner of New Code NLP

Upon completion of the first 3 units; NAT10970001, NAT10970002, NAT10970003 students may apply for a Practitioner of NLP certificate.

Master Practitioner of New Code NLP

Upon completion of the next 2 units; NAT10970004, NAT10970005 students may apply for a Master Practitioner of NLP certificate.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Any person who believes they have all the competencies that match one or more units of the Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming may elect to apply for RPL for those units. RPL consists of testing of conceptual understanding of NLP and experiential assessment of application of the NLP patterns required for each unit. Please contact us for further information and to begin the application process.

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Jules Collingwood of Inspiritive

“Being able to model gives you the means to create your own applications instead of depending on existing NLP processes”.

Jules CollingwoodDirector and Head Trainer INSPIRITIVE

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