Roger Dannock - aifc Student in Canberra - aifc

Roger with his daughter

What were you doing before taking on study at aifc (eg, what line of work/study?)?
Working in the Building industry

Why did you decide to study Counselling?
I had a heart for young people who were floundering in difficult situations; like relationship issues and marriage break ups. I wanted to be able to offer them more than just my life experience.

What made you choose to study at aifc?
I knew some of the lecturers already and they were all solid Christians so I was confident aifc would have a genuine Christian basis to study.

What would you like to do when you graduate?
While studying with aifc, I’ve developed a heart for perhaps, one day, counselling the elderly; helping them overcome emotional pain they’ve carried throughout their lives. Maybe not working in counselling in a ‘formal role’ but rather being able to help others I encounter.

What do you like about the course so far?
It’s forced me to look at myself and it’s taught me that active listening is vitally important.

How is study fitting into your lifestyle?
Being able to study at night and weekends has made it easier to fit it in and using ‘Dragon’ (Speech to text) has helped overcome my slow typing speed).

Studying at aifc

Have you thought about becoming a qualified counsellor? It’s a great opportunity to learn how you can extend God's love and grace to the hurting out in the community.

For those who would like to enrol in aifc’s accredited Christian counselling courses we have two intakes per year for courses commencing around the following months:

  • The beginning of each year in February
  • Mid-Year courses commence in July

Enrolment Season - opens approximately 2 months prior to our courses commencing. Enrol online here during our enrolment season.

We also offer two modes of study:

  1. Seminar Blended Mode - only 13 face-to-face days per year
  2. Online Supported Mode - study online only from anywhere

A Master of Counselling course was introduced in 2018.

Contact aifc

Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm

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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