Provide Grief and Loss Support Skill Set - aifc
About the Skill Set

Introductory price for 2023 only.

Are you looking to offer comfort and support to someone going through a difficult time in life, but find yourself unsure of what to say or how to be there for them? We all encounter changes, losses, and grief in our lives, and knowing the right words and actions can make a world of difference when providing support rooted in the Hope of Christ to those around you.

This skill set is tailored for individuals who wish to stand alongside members of their community or church, supporting them through their grief journey.

Skill sets are packaged units, or modules, designed to give you a working understanding and skills in a particular topic area.  Skill sets benefit you by giving you the skills to support those within your circle.

Self-paced over four weeks and fully online, eliminating the need for live training sessions. Skill sets are gaining recognition as a valuable form of modern training, offering various benefits such as skill enhancement, meeting industry demands, and serving as a gateway to further education.

What’s included in this Skill Set?
This skill set includes unit readers, pre-recorded video training, and supplementary reading resources. A multiple-choice quiz to assess your learning is the final step in the process and triggers an online Certificate.

Skill Set Modules


Lament and Grief and Loss Support

While tears and sorrow are part of our humanity, there is an often-neglected prayer language in Scripture for our travels through a broken world: lament. Drawing on the work of N.T Wright, Timothy Keller and Gordon Smith, this module will explore:

  • The four elements of lament
  • Why lamenting is one of the most theologically-informed things a person can do

How to integrate this practice for effective grief and loss work with clients


Supporting People Experiencing Grief and Loss

This module describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to the needs of people who are experiencing loss, grief and bereavement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the aifc Skill Sets part of an accredited program of study?

No, the skills sets are not accredited or part of the accredited courses that aifc has on offer. These, however, can go towards PD and building professional knowledge in areas you are interested in.

How is the Skill Set delivered?

Our skill sets are delivered fully online with no live training. Enrolment and payment can be made directly through our website, at the which point you will get access to recordings, reading and other resources, and quizzes to complete.

Most Skill Sets can be completed between 4 and 6 weeks provided you can dedicate 2 or 3 hours each week to go through the resources. Some students will be able to complete them in less time than this.

When is your next enrolment?

We have 4 intake periods each year. Please click here to browse the available courses.

How much does it cost?

The Skill Set is $124.00

Are there any payment plans?

Unfortunately, we don’t offer any payment plans for Skill Set. Payment for the Skill Set is required at the time of enrolment.

How can I find out more?

To find out more, send us an email at or contact our National Office team, on 1300 721 397. You can also click here to enrol directly.