Meditation Teacher Training

Accreditation Requirements

Course Requirements & Certification

The Melbourne Meditation Centre currently offers two levels of accreditation, in line with standards set by the Meditation Association of Australia.

Level 1 (Basic) Accreditation

By successfully completing our Meditation Teacher Training course, in conjunction with our Meditation & Mindfulness for Beginners Course, you graduate with Level 1 Accreditation and receive a Certificate of Completion.

This certificate satisfies the requirements of insurance providers and potential employers.

Minimum Contact Hours: 18 | Total Hours: 60

Level 2 (Meditation Australia) Accreditation

Level 2 Accreditation requires completion of an additional 20 hours of training. These extra hours can be completed at home in your own time, though we recommend that you complete an additional 6 to 12 contact hours where possible.

Students completing these additional hours qualify for Membership with Meditation Australia.

Contact Hours 27 – 40 | Total Hours: 80

Most students find it possible to complete the requirements for Level 2 Accreditation within 4 to 12 weeks.



  • To meet the minimum contact hours for Level 1 Accreditation you need to attend all 4 OR 12 teacher training sessions, or the entire Teacher Training Retreat.
  • To meet the minimum contact hours for Level 2 Accreditation you need to attend all six sessions of a Meditation & Mindfulness for Beginners Course AND all 4 OR 12 sessions of a Meditation Teacher Training Course, or the entire Teacher Training Retreat.
  • If you miss any of the required sessions you can make them up by attending workshops, mini-retreats or full retreats.

You can get started on the required coursework anytime by following the instructions for pre-course preparations.