Australian Institute of Family Counselling

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Transforming lives to transform communities

 

Study with the trusted leaders in Christian counselling.

As a leading, accredited, national education provider we are committed to the highest level of professional excellence – demonstrated through the quality of our educators; and the process, delivery and outcomes of our courses.

Our Courses

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Diploma of Counselling (Christian)

Foundational training that introduces you to the latest theological, psychological and spiritual approaches to counselling and equips you with effective people helping skills.

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Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)

Begin your outward-focussed journey in counselling and explore a number of elective units to suit your calling, interests and vocational goals.

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Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual)

Learn advanced, cognitive and technical communication skills to enhance your leadership ability. Select and apply well known empirically tested therapies.

Prepared for life

Grow, develop, transform

We are committed to ongoing, life-giving,
transformational growth. We foster and embrace
change with constant innovation for the sake of
continued growth in ourselves, our students,
communities and our organisation.

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Equipped for purpose

Upskill, retrain, get qualified

Our accredited training offers an ideal pathway for students to explore and experience advanced, cognitive communication and leadership growth and provides the qualifications that equip them to effectively integrate their faith, skills and vocational outcomes.

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Prepared for life
Equipped for purpose

Grow, develop, get qualified

At aifc, our sole focus is Christian counselling, training and education. We build a foundation for you to know God and know yourself, providing ongoing personal growth and relationship skills.

Our accredited training also provides you with the qualifications that equip you to effectively integrate your faith, skills and vocational outcomes.

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The aifc difference

 

Founded in 1992, aifc’s courses were created out of a growing need for counselling training with a Christian perspective. Almost 25 years on, aifc is the leader in the field. All our courses are:

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Bible-based

Our courses integrate Theology, Psychology and Spirituality. We train and equip Christian counsellors, rather than Christians who do counselling.

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Taught by professionals

Our trainers and assessors are all experts in their field. High quality training, combined with one-on-one access to lecturers makes the difference.

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Flexible

Full-time students spend just 13 days a year at their study centre. Study fits into your lifestlye. We also offer a distance-based program, so you can study anytime, anywhere.

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VET FEE-HELP

We are one of the most affordable counselling and training organisations in the country. VET FEE-HELP and Austudy/Abstudy is available to eligble students.

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Accredited

All our courses are nationally recognised. In fact aifc is the only Christian counselling vocational education institution to be accredited by ACA, PACFA and is a member of ACPET.

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Our students

 

Our graduates are equipped for work in a Christian and secular context.

By studying with aifc, you will get the training to build on your skills to support your current vocation or transition to work within the areas of pastoral care, youth work, chaplaincy, private practice, family support services, women’s health, not-for-profit ministries, government agencies, refugee support services and Indigenous community service organisations.

Les Daly 
(Diploma- Distance-based)
Aviation Fire Fighter

I have always had a passion to see people’s lives changed. By studying counselling with aifc, I am equipped with the tools to facilitate that change. Studying via Distance Education has made it more accessible and affordable.

Sam Wundke
(Advanced Diploma)
Professional Photographer

I chose to do the aifc course as a step toward regaining personal direction and purpose. After almost a year, I have grown so much both on a personal level and in my relationships.

Vicky Robertson
(Graduate Diploma)
Family Counsellor

Many of the tutors I worked with during the time of my training had worked in the industry for many years; modelling to us strong counselling ethics and professional practice.

Kezia McGarvie (Advanced Diploma)
Youth Camp Leader, Counsellor

I’d definitely recommend aifc to any young person who is serious about their faith and wants to gain skills in helping people but is not sure what direction to take.

Les Daly 
(Diploma- Distance-based)
Aviation Fire Fighter

I have always had a passion to see people’s lives changed. By studying counselling with aifc, I am equipped with the tools to facilitate that change. Studying via Distance Education has made it more accessible and affordable.

Vicky Robertson
(Graduate Diploma)
Family Counsellor

Many of the tutors I worked with during the time of my training had worked in the industry for many years; modelling to us strong counselling ethics and professional practice.

At aifc, our sole focus is to train and equip Christian Counsellors, rather than Christians who do counselling. A Christian counsellor listens to the still small voice of God above all else.

It’s a big difference.

– Nicholas Marks, CEO aifc

aifc in numbers

 

Recently Mccrindle Research surveyed a number of aifc graduates to find out what they thought of their time with us. The results speak for themselves!

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of aifc students said aifc has greatly increased their knowledge and understanding of the counselling profession

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said their study with aifc has increased their faith

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of aifc students said their communication skills have improved while studying

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of students rated the aifc trainers as very good/outstanding

96%

of aifc students said aifc has
greatly increased
their knowledge and
understanding of the
counselling profession

88%

said their study with
aifc has increased
their faith

85%

of aifc students said
their communication
skills have improved
while studying

80%

of students rated the
aifc trainers as very
good/outstanding

80%

students rated the
quality of the aifc
courses as very good/outstanding

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