The Australian Institute of Family Counselling - aifc

Where are you on your counselling journey?


Your pathway to becoming a certified Christian Counsellor


Personal & Professional development for life


aifc counselling and coaching for human flourishing

Why choose aifc?

At aifc we are:

Biblically integrated
Our courses integrate theology, psychology and spirituality. We train and equip Christian counsellors, rather than Christians who do counselling.
aifc offers live online training, allowing you to fit training in within your week. We also offer face to face training throughout the year.
At aifc we place high importance to help our students connect to our supportive and inclusive 'aifc-community'. aifc is more than an educational facility, it's a place where friendships are made and professional relationships formed.
Our experienced and dedicated Trainers and Assessors go the extra mile to make a positive difference in our students' aifc journey. aifc staff support all our students to succeed in meeting the outcomes of their chosen course.
Taught by professionals
Our trainers and assessors are all experienced professionals in their field. High quality teaching, combined with one on one access to trainers makes the difference.
aifc has processes in place for students to pay-as-you-learn to help make studying easy and more affordable. Students who meet the required eligibility criteria can also apply for an Australian Government Vet Student Loan. Further details about the Vet Student Loan are available.
After completing the accreditation course with aifc, graduates can become part of the aifc Christian Counselling platform called Abound. Here, they can establish their own successful business and begin their new career.

We are nationally accredited

aifc offers accredited courses, as part of the counselling training pathway, in partnership with the Australian College of Ministries, a Sydney College of Divinity member, for those wishing to pursue or add to professional counselling qualifications.
  • 93.6%

    of students were satisfied with the overall quality of their training.
  • 88.9%

    of students would recommend aifc training.
  • 94.8%

    of students would recommend their training provider.
  • 95.5%

    were employed or enrolled in further study after training.
Over 98% of students
surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that they developed the skills expected from aifc training.
Over 98% of students
surveyed would recommend aifc to others.

What our students have to say:

  • “I have built my confidence and developed new skills.”
  • Genuine trainers who offered lots of help and guidance throughout the year.”
  • “The assessors are extremely thorough and helpful.”
  • “I love that God’s Word and the Christian perspective is weaved throughout.”
  • “I feel well equipped to go out and deliver a professional service.”

Danni Thomas

Graduate Diploma – Christian Counselling

My Christian counsellor encouraged me to consider studying with aifc. A defining moment post study has been stepping into an office where I was the one counselling others! My life has come full-circle.

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