HFA online course - information and enrolment
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the nature of the course? The course is a specialist course suited to students or practitioners of homeopathy, naturopathy or other alternative modalities who want to learn the Homeopathic Facial Analysis method as well as a review of homeopathic principles and their clinical application. top
When does the live course commence?
Thursday March 29, 2012 (Australian Eastern Time 11am and 7pm) top
Can I view the course at my own pace?
Yes you can view the classes (recorded) at anytime. top
No the course is a self learning package. Some modules have self tests. top
Will I receive a certificate?
Once the course is completed each participant will receive a letter of completion.
A full printed and signed certificate of attendance will be issued and forwarded (where requested) for $20AUD plus postage. Where students do not attend live classes but only view recorded classes they must contact the college once they have finished the course to receive their letter of completion or certificate. top
Is the course accredited?
No the course is run by the Victorian College of Classical Homœopathy – a private homeopathic college that has been running in Melbourne, Australia since 1989. The course is a specialist course designed for both students and practitioners. The course should be accepted by homeopathic associations for professional development points on submission of the course certificate and in some cases will be accepted for clinical training by your current college. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information to pass on to your college or association where requested. The course is accepted by Aroh and CHC for ongoing training and professional development points. top
Does the college only accept homeopaths to the course?
HFA is a new way of looking at and using homeopathy so it is suited to all levels of student. The course is suited to students of homeopathy, practitioners of homeopathy, self trained homeopaths, naturopaths and kinesiologists with some homeopathic training. The college accepts all these groups but please contact the college (email@example.com) if you don’t meet these criteria to discuss your suitability. top
Each class is programmed to last 2 hours. Classes may go over time dependent on questions but rarely more than 15 minutes over. top
What if I can’t make either class on that day?
Every class is recorded and uploaded into the HFA training site within 48 hours and can be viewed at any time. top
Can I join the live class and view the recorded class?
Can I join both live classes – at 11am and 7pm?
Is there a difference between the two classes on the same day?
Each class is the same however there may be slight differences dependent on the questions asked and the delivery of information. top
Why are two times offered for the classes?
HFA students come from every part of the globe. Australia is opposite to other countries excluding Asia and the Pacific so for most of our day the rest of the world is asleep. 11am is suited to North and South America whilst the 7pm class is suited to Europe. Students in Asia, Australia and the Pacific can take advantage of either class time. top
How do I know what my local time will be for each class?
You can check your matching local time against Melbourne (Australia) 11am and 7pm against the world clock meeting planner
Dependant on your local time zone the first class suits North and South America (Wednesday evening) and the second class suits Europe (Thursday morning) and Asia (Thursday afternoon). top
What if I forget when the classes are held?
An email reminder is sent every Thursday morning (Australian Eastern time) with a reminder of the times of the classes for that day. top
Do I have to book in for which class I wish to attend?
No the college has catered for every student coming to either class and will make room available. top
I can’t make the live class times – can I just watch the recorded classes?
Yes you can. If you wish to have access to all the classes before 2012 you can purchase the 2011 course – the class structure is the same. If you purchase the 2012 course each class will be available to view within 48 hours after it is run live. top
Is the course just the classes?
The course comprises the classes plus information on the HFA training website. The site offers 400 pages of notes, essays, a facial analysis self learning guide, facial analysis sketches and photos, self tests and cases (video and paper). top
I was part of the 2010 or 2011 course and want to do the live course again – do you have any discounts?
Yes if you wish to join the 2012 live class and have previously been a student of the course it will cost you $100AUD. The 2012 course will have a very similar course structure to the 2010 and 2011 version. top
Can I ask questions during the live class?
Yes you can ask questions by either text or by voice (if you have a microphone). You must raise your hand and Grant will acknowledge your question. top
I have never done online training before – will there be help in how to access the live classroom?
Yes VCCH offers technical support for all aspects of the course – this is included in the price of the course – accessing the training site, viewing recorded classes, accessing the live classroom and using the live classroom. You can contact us by email at anytime – we try to get your problems sorted out within 1-3 days. (Most participants experience little or no problems but this is dependent on your computer system). top
What type of computer and system do I need to participate?
· 256 MB of free RAM
· 20 MB free disk space
· 28.8 kbps Internet connection
· Speaker and Microphone, headsets are preferred
Computer system requirements
How much does the course cost?
Live 2012 course - 15 weeks HFA training (live and recorded) - $495 AUD
PLUS (optional) 6 week HFA underlying principles module (Soul & Survival) $195 AUD (recorded only)
Recorded 2011 course - 21 weeks (15 weeks HFA training plus 6 weeks Soul & Survival module) - all inclusive $650 AUD (all classes recorded - no live classes)
AUD is approx
**See special discount offer (less 80%) for Indian/Asian/African practitioners/students in the Facial Analysis and Homeopathy book (last page) - this book is only available to students/practitioners in India, Africa and Asia (excluding Japan) top
Are the currency examples fixed prices?
No each day the world currency values fluctuate. To check how much the Australian dollar amount will cost you for that particular day please check www.xe.com/ucc/
against your currency. VCCH process the payment within 1- 3 business days of receiving your application/order. This may account for slight variances during that time. The Australian dollar (January 2012) is very strong at the moment so the price examples will probably be the highest price – the price may be lower should the dollar fall in value (eg 2009 30% less than now). top
Is there a refund policy?
Yes if you are unhappy with the course within 14 days of its commencement (live) or within 14 days after purchase (2011 recorded) you will be given a full refund. You must make your request in writing (email firstname.lastname@example.org
) to the college. top
Can I purchase just the one or a few modules?
Yes each module is available separately and can be purchased individually at anytime. If you wish to do the individual modules live
you must book at least one week before they are due to be run. You can book at any time to view the recorded classes. To purchase separate modules please contact the college at email@example.com top
What is the benefit of purchasing the whole course?
HFA is an integrated system based on facial analysis. It comprises new ways of looking at miasms, how to read the face, how to take a case using simple and effective techniques, easy case analysis and simple repertorisation, posology based on energy principles and tips on case management. The final module (Soul & Survival) is an in-depth look at the philosophy behind the model. Each module builds on the preceding module so we recommend doing the complete course for the greatest understanding and ability to use the HFA model with clinical success. top
I cannot afford the course due to the economy of my country or my personal circumstances – does the college offer any assistance?
The college does offer further discounts, subsidised books and in some cases free places on the course. Please contact the college firstname.lastname@example.org
for a submission form. VCCH will fully or partially subsidise the course for homœopaths in third world countries or those who run free clinics to poor communities if they meet submission criteria. top
Yes you must purchase the two HFA books – Appearance and Circumstance and Homœopathic Facial Analysis. Books can be purchased from the college or through your local homœopathic book supplier. Most students choose to purchase Soul & Survival too – this book explains the philosophy behind the system and can be shared with or sold to your patients.
Indian/Asian/African students (excluding Japan) can contact BJain publishers to purchase the special non western version of the two HFA books (Facial Analysis and Homeopathy) at a discounted price. top
How long do I have access to the course for?
Your purchase price includes access to the course for 18months from the point of purchase. This allows for the 21 weeks the course is run plus another year to view all the material again. We cannot provide indefinite technical support and every video within the course you access costs the college so we have to make access for a finite period. However should you wish to access for longer than this period the college can arrange for a small charge. top
Can I download the classes to my computer?
No the classes are streamed from a website and cannot be downloaded. Classes contain private patient information which cannot be copied and shared. It is part of your agreement as a student not to share any part or the entire course with others - in particular to respect the privacy of patients. top
Can I have a copy of the power point presentations?
No, these presentations contain private patient information and are only viewable through live or recorded classes streamed from a website. top
How long does it take to learn how to be accomplished at facial analysis?
Everyone learns at a different pace but on average once you have tested your skills on 20-50 patients you will be competent. top
Yes the HFA training site has a forum where online students can speak with each other, share experiences and ask questions. top
Are there any other resources?
Yes see the following
- Study groups - some students have formed online photo share groups which have proved valuable in their group learning.
- Facial analysis service - the college offers a facial analysis service at low cost (one set of photos = $12AUD)
- Extra classes - there are special classes held after the course in facial analysis where requested.
- Individual tuition - where Grant has available time he offers individual tuition at $100AUD per hour through the live classroom. Students provide their own photos and have an hour session with Grant which is recorded for their use only.
- Case support – students can have individual cases analysed (facial analysis and case analysis) from $40AUD for a basic service to $100AUD (including case management).
- Is there any software available? - yes the professional facial analysis wizard is available to help with learning – the program costs $220AUD and there is a free 10 day trial period
A free basic version of this software is available online at