Application – Forest Therapy Guide Training
- compact introductory workshop (40 hrs over five days)
- theoretical and practical training (248 hrs over five months)
- theoretical and practical examination (8 hrs over two days)
The five-day introductory workshop will be conducted at the beautifully located Uniting Venues Elanora, nestled away from the hustle and bustle in Elanora Heights, New South Wales. The training location is ideally suited for FTG training. The nearby unique and scenic Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden offers the finest of Forest Therapy trails in Australia, perfectly suited for a professional, task-oriented and effective FTG training.
The next INFTA Forest Therapy Guide Training (Professional Training Course Code: HLTFTG53421) is scheduled to resume 12-16 July 2021. It is open to applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are 12 exclusive training places available. The language of instruction is English.
The requirements to participate in the workshop are:
- at least a Bachelor degree in a related discipline or a minimum of three years of relevant work experience in a related field
- proficiency in reading, speaking and writing English
- skills and experience in teaching, advising or dealing with people
- adequate personal health
- interest in health, nature and environmental issues
- basic IT skills
These requirements are necessary due to the nature and responsibilities of Forest Therapy Guides who have to be capable of leading diverse groups of people outdoors at different biospheres and locations. Also, a current First Aid certificate and Certificate of Participation in Safe Food Handling Practices is compulsory for each FTG trainee (which may be acquired separately from other training providers prior to the final exam).
The INFTA Forest Therapy Guide Training utilizes the latest international research and focusses on the evidence-based aspects of this Public Health practice. The INFTA Forest Therapy Guide Training is delivered by experienced and accredited Certified Forest Therapy Guides, dedicated mentors and lecturers (all having tertiary degrees and specialized in their subject area).
To become an INFTA-Certified and Accredited Forest Therapy Guide, just complete and submit the Application Form. Again, please note there are only 12 training spots available for this training cohort. These are reserved in the order of applications received.
INFTA is looking forward to welcoming you to its next Forest Therapy Guide Training.
- six months course duration (Professional Training Course Code: HLTFTG53421; July 2021 to January 2022)
- compact five-day introductory workshop at Uniting Venues Elanora (12-16 July 2021)
- 296 lessons of instruction (compact introductory workshop, online training, practical exercises and tasks, feedback and mentoring sessions, teleconferencing)
- comprehensive INFTA Forest Therapy Guide Training material
- access to INFTA’s online database containing over 200 research articles, brochures and books about Forest Therapy, biology, physiology, biochemistry, medicine, Public health and related topics
- theoretical and final exam
- INFTA Forest Therapy Guide Training Certificate (upon successful completion of the course)
- full-board, shared accommodation during the comprehensive introductory workshop at Uniting Venues Elanora
- FREE accreditation with INFTA for a period of six months (after successful completion of the Forest Therapy Guide Training)
- down-payment after acceptance of registration by INFTA
- final payment to be made prior to 15 June 2021