Course Delivery Modes
How we deliver our courses
For both of our delivery modes you will require:
– Access to a computer with a webcam and a secure, reliable internet connection
– Basic computer and word processing skills
– Good written and spoken English
Seminar Blended Mode
Four x 3 day intensives plus a 1 day at the end of the year
For this mode of delivery students attend face to face classes for 3 days each term. The classes are offered as a three day block and are called seminars. Two out of three days in each block are dedicated to training. The third day is for assessment. These seminar classes are supported by online content on aifc’s Moodle platform. When not at seminar, you will be assigned an assessor who will guide and support you during your aifc training journey.
Seminar students also complete self-directed study by interacting with peer study groups and learning partners to assist in the learning journey. Seminars are held at slightly different times in different locations, and therefore the term start dates are not identical around Australia. Where possible, term dates are designed to allow for a one or two week break in the middle of the year.
Please refer to the aifc website for seminar, VET Student Loan census dates, and details regarding your study location.
Full-time and part-time options are available with our Seminar Blended Mode. Assuming you meet the eligibility criteria, you may be able to receive Austudy/Abstudy.
Online Supported Mode
Now you can study with aifc from anywhere in Australia, or even overseas!
This delivery mode is ideal for students who are unable to attend seminar blended mode due to distance or work/family commitments.
Full-time and part-time options, along with a beginning of the year and mid-year enrollment entries are available with our Online Supported Mode. Assuming you meet the eligibility criteria, you may be able to receive Austudy/Abstudy.
You will be assigned a specialised Online Supported mode assessor, who will guide and support you during your training journey. Training is delivered live online where you can engage and participate, or you can choose to view the training videos at a time that suits you. Through the use of online methods, including online conferencing and our Online Learning Management
Although there is no requirement for you to physically attend seminar days, we do strongly encourage OSM students to attend their closest seminar locations for an assessment day each term.
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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