Support People with Anxiety and Depression Skill Set - aifc
About the Skill Set

Skill sets are packaged units, or modules, designed to give you a solid working understanding and skills in a particular topic area.  Skill sets benefit you by giving you more career opportunities and ensuring ongoing professional development. They are designed as fully online, automated courses with no live training.

Skill sets are quickly becoming recognised as an important short form of training for the modern world of work. They are seen to have a variety of purposes, including upskilling, meeting a defined industry need, and as an entry point to further training.

This Skill Set equips participants with principles and strategies to help people dealing with anxiety and depression.

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

Skill Set Modules


Counselling for Anxiety: Cognitive Behavioural Approaches

This Module explores the risk and protective factors associated with the development of anxiety, and unpacks a cognitive behavioural model of intervention that integrates Christian spirituality approaches. Participants learn about the nature of worry, why people use hypervigilant strategies to avoid negative outcomes, practical assessment and intervention strategies, and theological considerations around anxiety.

Supporting People with Grief and Loss Issues

This module provides you with a framework to understand the complexities of loss, grief and mourning, and the impacts they have on people’s lives. Explored from a Christian perspective, this module helps participants build valuable knowledge of the diversity of the grieving process, and prepares you for the situations you will encounter in practice.

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 Certificate is $397

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.