Your pathway to becoming a certified Christian Counsellor
Personal & Professional development. For life
Your Virtual Counselling Practice
Find a provider and book an online counselling session
Provide online counselling anywhere, anytime
Single course price
Included in aifc Membership
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to the needs of people who are experiencing loss, grief and bereavement. The course may be taken on its own or as part of the Certificate of Pastoral and Lay Counselling.
This course applies to a range of ministry contexts where staff and volunteers may need to be involved in crisis intervention. Management of the crisis may involve face-to-face, telephone or remote contact with persons involved.
This course is available through a once-off purchase or with your aifc membership
Most of our courses are developed for Christian counsellors and mental health professionals, including students and those who have already completed formal training and now need ongoing professional development. Our courses are also appealing to a wider and growing customer base, however, including church leaders, educators, Christian coaches, not-for-profit organisations, and those with an interest in counselling and ministry exploring vocation and calling. Our strategy includes development of specific courses for Christian schools and churches.
An Equip short course provides professional and personal development content to enhance your counselling and people helping knowledge and competence. We develop and curate all courses to ensure they are gospel-centred, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of industry and our growing customer base, both nationally and abroad.
All courses can be completed online, with our catalogue offering text-only, video-only and blended (video and text) options. Some courses are also delivered as live workshops, either online or face to face at our aifc training centres. As a participant, you receive all course materials and resources and, upon completion of required learning, obtain a certificate of attainment that includes ongoing professional development (OPD) hours.
Yes, upon successful completion of each course participants receive a Certificate of Attainment that includes a badge displaying the number of professional development learning hours accomplished. Certificates of attainment can be used as evidence to meet the ongoing professional development requirements of peak counselling and other organisations.
Different courses are pitched at different levels, with most of our current offerings developed at an intermediate level (about the equivalent of an Australian Qualification Framework level 5 or 6). We are now focusing on developing and making available a wide range of course options that include introductory, advanced and very advanced level courses.
Yes! In consultation with you, we can develop specific short courses and workshops to make sure your specific learning outcomes and requirements are met. Courses can also be packaged from our existing catalogue for group training and professional development events. For more on this, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have designed and packaged a number of our short courses to enable onboarding to our accredited Diploma of Counselling qualification for those who wish to. The Certificate of Pastoral (Lay) Counselling is a non-accredited course that nevertheless includes content and learning equivalent to 8 units in the Diploma of Counselling qualification. Participants who successfully complete the 8 modules in the Certificate have the option of engaging in an additional 3 hours of online teaching for each module, completing required assessment, and receiving credit towards half the Diploma of Counselling. If you are interested in this option, email us at email@example.com for more.
Yes, aifc offers an attractive and integrated membership option for counsellors and mental health professionals that includes access to our full short course catalogue. As well as the short course catalogue, members are give access to the My Christian Counsellor online counselling platform, enabling them to provide to provide and receive individual or group counselling services and use log reports, metrics and resources to build a successful counselling practice. Visit the My AIFC ID for more (link).
For Equip customers who are not counsellors, email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.
Yes. Although all short courses include clear learning instructions and are designed to be completed online and in a self-directed way, participants can still email the Equip team for any support needed on any aspect of their learning. We promise a member of our team will get back to you with a response within 24 hours during working days. Seek us out at email@example.com
Yes, you can provide feedback on your course experience via our Equip Feedback Form available from our Equip website and the online course catalogue.
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The Accredited Model is designed for students who wish to receive a formal accreditation from completing a short course.
The Professional Development Model is designed for students who want to learn a new skill without a formal examination process.
Formal training in Christian Counselling delivered by expert coaches
Access to all the training resources available to full time students for each course
Qualify for Continuing Professional Development points (CPD)
End of course examination assessment at completion
Course credits attained can contribute toward a formal certification at completion
Receive a formal transcript at the completion of the course
Mose offered face to face or online