Graduate Diploma of Counselling
and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual)
10134NAT Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual)
The Graduate Diploma provides an environment where students
will develop in exercising influence and leadership in counselling
and therapy, becoming experts in their field. aifc’s aim is to train Christian
counsellors who ethically and effectively integrate their faith and practice.
The Graduate Diploma is structured to have three specific goals for students
1. Enhance the leadership ability of students in the counselling profession
and the broader community.
2. Enhance knowledge and skills of those already qualified in mental health
or theology as a stand-alone professional development program.
3. Fulfill 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
Students who have completed the aifc Advanced Diploma 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 competence in counselling skills, grief and
ethics, are eligible for the Graduate Diploma.
You will learn advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills and
enhance your ability to evaluate and apply well known empirically tested
therapies. The units provide an opportunity to develop in previously learned
areas and investigate new avenues of learning. Workshop interactions are a
source of rich peer learning in addition to receiving teaching from experts in
Areas of focus such as self-care, supervision, and specialty electives ensure
you receive advanced therapy skills and are equipped to build and maintain a
healthy vocational life.
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.
Seminar: Most core 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, practical assessment and feedback. Additionally Students who wish to undertake any electives offered as part of the Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) have the option of joining these seminar sessions.
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.
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.
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.
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* 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|
|Seminar Blended Mode||to be advised||to be advised||to be advised||TBA||to be advised|
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/