Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)
10487NAT Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)
The Advanced Diploma deepens the work already completed in the Diploma and leads to over 20 hours of one-on-one counselling, where essential skills in listening, empathy and building trusting relationships are taught and assessed. We develop a specific model of counselling, including systems theory, working with families and several electives that are essential for a well-rounded and comprehensive counselling qualification.
Individual therapy, family therapy, stress management, case management, grief and addictions are explored and assessed in practical and easy to understand ways, whilst being incorporated into the aifc Family Therapy Model.
You will begin your outward focused journey in counselling via one-on-one sessions with clients and you can explore a number of elective units to suit your personal circumstances and calling. Depending on your Association membership at the successful completion of the Advanced Diploma, you can begin attracting clients and be paid according to PACFA and ACA guidelines.
You will have completed the required 17 units (including the units completed in your Diploma) which makes you eligible to receive the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling. We recommend that students complete the Advanced Diploma, as very important topics relevant to counselling and a range of client needs are covered. Students are given comprehensive knowledge and skills throughout the course and opportunities to work with clients under professional qualified supervisors.
Starting at the beginning of the year: 10487NAT Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) is available as a full-time or part-time study option through our Online Supported Mode (OSM) or Seminar Blended Mode.
Seminar Blended Mode:
This study mode requires the student to attend 13 face to face days at seminar per year at one of our study centres located in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney.
Online Supported Mode:
The student will be assigned a specialised Online Supported Mode assessor, who will guide and support them during their training journey. The student will have the opportunity to join live online teaching with our OSM training staff, or view the training videos to watch at a time that suits them. Through the use of technology, including video conferencing, there is no requirement for you to attend a seminar in person. OSM students are encouraged to attend their closest seminar location for an assessment day each term if possible.
All students will require: – Access to a computer with a web cam and a secure, reliable internet connection – Basic computer and word processing skills. – Good written and spoken English
Students seeking entry to this qualification must demonstrate the following essential entry requirements:
- 10486NAT Diploma of Counselling (Christian). This qualification provides the essential knowledge and skills required by entrants, including those specifically related to the application of the AIFC General Counselling Model.
- Proof of clearance to Work with Children
Recommended entry requirements:
- It is recommended that candidates have sufficient relevant work experience to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:
- The self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas
- The exercise of independent judgement and decision-making
- The application of relevant technical and other skills.
- It is recommended students be assessed for entry against the course Admission requirements outlined in section 1.1 of the Psychotherapist and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) Training Standards (2104)
All students who continue their enrolment into aifc’s 10487NAT Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) from 10486NAT will also continue their enrolment in the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling. A VET Student Loan may be accessed by eligible students for any unit in their CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling. For more information, please visit: https://www.aifc.com.au/vet-student-loan-scheme/
As the course is designed to train Christians, it is advantageous for students to have a genuine commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith. Entry is open to participants regardless of gender, race or Christian denomination.
Seminar Locations Offered
Seminar Blended Mode is offered in 2019 at the following locations:
53 Harrow Road
Stanmore NSW 2048
Stirling Theological College
44-60 Jacksons Road
Mulgrave VIC 3170
178 Springwood Road
Springwood QLD 4127
Perth Bible College
1 College Court
Karringyup WA 6018
* View & download more detailed information of Seminar Locations & Dates for 2019. * NOTE: Students may be asked to transfer to Online Supported Mode if student enrolment numbers are insufficient for Seminar Blended Mode.
2019 Course Fees
2019 Course Fees
|Delivery Option||Course Fee||VET Student Loan available||Min. Supplementary Payment||Resource Fee||Total Fee|
|Online Supported Mode||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Seminar Blended Mode||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA|
Resource fees are invoiced on a term basis. For a detailed breakdown of the fees, please – click here
*VET Student Loans are available to eligible students under their enrolment in the CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling. For more information, please visit: https://www.aifc.com.au/vet-student-loan-scheme/