Course Delivery Mode
How We Deliver Our Courses
aifc is intentional in creating a vibrant and engaging learning community for students.
Students have the option of completing all of their training with aifc, online, or they may choose to complement and supplement their online training activities with the highly recommended seminar days, occurring for one Friday and Saturday, of each term, providing a blended learning experience.
Our online systems and processes enable students to study online from anywhere in the world, with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Through the use of video conferencing and learner management platforms, students receive online training lectures, support from staff, and connection with other students to complete practical assessment requirements in an effective, practical manner.
The two-day seminar blocks are offered in four major capital cities across Australia, over a Friday and Saturday, once a term. Although not compulsory in order to complete an accredited course, students are strongly encouraged to attend these days where they can participate in value-add experiences to complement and supplement their other training activities.
The Friday is a student focussed day, offering opportunities such as further practical skills practice, role play observations of relevant unit content, and the opportunity to complete any current practical assessment tasks.
The Saturday is ‘aifc community day’ open to current students, aifc alumni and the wider community. Subject matter expert, guest speakers and staff members, will share sessions and workshops relevant to our accredited courses training material and also as professional development for practicing counsellors. Again, this presents another value-add and recommended opportunity for our students to engage further in their course content.
(Australian domestic Graduate Diploma students are also required to attend a one day and one-night Self Care retreat as part of the course. The retreat is held in the middle of Term One of the course in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane).
Our courses offer a beginning of the year and midyear enrolment intake. Both full-time and part-time study options are available and assuming you meet eligibility criteria, you may be able to receive Austudy/ Abstudy.
What should I look for when choosing a provider?
When choosing the Provider for your christian counselling education, it is important to ask yourself
Are the courses
Ensure the course you enrol in is theologically sound. Our courses integrate Theology, Psychology and Spirituality. We train and equip Christian counsellors, rather than Christians who do counselling.
Are they taught
You want to make sure your teachers are well qualified. 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.
Does it offer
Flexible study options is important when choosing a course that's right for you. AIFC offers seminar online blended, and online supported modes of our course. You choose which delivery mode is best suited for your lifestyle and work commitments.
Is the study
Finding a course that fits your budget is important. With funding options and Austudy & Abstudy available to eligible students, our courses continue to be affordable and within reach of those seeking to become a qualified counsellor.
Are the courses accredited?
When looking for a suitable course, accreditation is essential. 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.
At aifc, our sole focus is to train and equip Christian Counsellors. More than just a counsellor, a Christian counsellor trusts in God and listens to His still small voice above all else.
It’s a big difference.
Nicholas Marks, CEO aifc
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