Graduate Diploma of Counselling
and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual)
10134NAT Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual)
aifc’s 10134NAT Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) provides an environment where students will develop in exercising influence and leadership in counselling and therapy, becoming experts in their field. It will teach students advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills and enhance their ability to evaluate and apply well known empirically tested therapies.
The Graduate Diploma is structured to have three specific goals for students including:
1. Fulfil industry standards in providing the third year of a PACFA accredited three year Institution Approved Articulation in Counselling and Psychotherapy which is recognised nationally as best practice in preparing professional counsellors.
2. Enhance knowledge and skills of those already qualified in mental health or theology as a stand-alone professional development program.
3. Enhance the leadership ability of students in the counselling profession and broader community.
For more information please see our Graduate Diploma Course Supplement.
PLEASE NOTE: The information below relates to courses undertaken as part of aifc’s 2018 February intake. For information regarding fees, census dates or unit structures from previous years intakes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
At the beginning of each year:
The Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) has a blended mode of delivery with a mix of online learning, workshops and seminars.
Workshop: Most units in the Graduate Diploma commence with a one-day workshop delivery of the course content including role-play and modelling; as well as support and practical assessment and feedback.
Online: Each of the workshops will also be accessible online which you may live-stream over the internet in real-time or access later via video.
Intensive: The course also involves multi-day workshops called Intensives. Units offered through intensives will not be offered online which means that you will need to travel to and participate in these intensives.
Seminars: Seminars are delivered as part of aifc’s Diploma and Advanced Diploma program. Students who wish to undertake any of these units as electives have the option of joining these seminar sessions.
Action/Reflection: As part of your Graduate Diploma you will also be required to participate in Action/Reflection sessions at a homeless shelter, soup kitchen, women’s refuge, or at a therapy group.
to find a model other than the aifc General Counselling Model (AGCM) and the aifc Family Therapy Model (AFTM). Students who enter without previous aifc experience will be required to select the AGCM and AFTM as their “new” model. In order to do this they will be given access to relevant readers and video lectures.
and deliver research findings; and identify the ethical issues associated with research in the counselling context.
work activities and processes.
Synthesise a relevant biblical theology perspective into the counselling process.
Students who have completed aifc’s 10487NAT Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) or hold another undergraduate (or higher) qualification in a theology (e.g. Theology, Ministry, Christian Studies, Divinity) or mental health (e.g. Psychology, Counselling, Social Work) field demonstrating prior competence in counselling skills, grief and ethics are eligible for Graduate Diploma. A
The course is not for new-comers but for those with existing experience within the people-helping profession who are looking to develop professionally.
A VET Student Loan may be accessed by eligible students for any unit in their 10134NAT Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) that does not exceed the $10,000 course cap. 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.
The 10134NAT Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) seminars are delivered at the following locations:
The Sydney location also offers Korean Language Support
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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 10134NAT Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual). For more information, please visit: https://www.aifc.com.au/vet-student-loan-scheme/