Australian Institute of Family Counselling | Christian Counselling Courses



Your pathway to becoming a certified Christian Counsellor


3 Key Considerations Before Becoming A Christian Counsellor

Be prepared and equipped for your calling to help others. In this webinar, we will cover clarifying your suitability, finding the right course, and choosing a career path.

What should I look for when choosing a provider?

When choosing the Provider for your christian counselling education, it is important to ask yourself


Are the courses
Bible Based?

Ensure the course you enrol in is theologically sound. Our courses integrate Theology, Psychology and Spirituality. We train and equip Christian counsellors, rather than Christians who do counselling.


Are they taught
by professionals?

You want to make sure your teachers are well qualified. As a leading, accredited, national education provider we are committed to the highest level of professional excellence – demonstrated through the quality of our educators; and the process, delivery and outcomes of our courses.


Does it offer
flexible learning?

Flexible study options is important when choosing a course that's right for you. AIFC offers seminar online blended, and online supported modes of our course. You choose which delivery mode is best suited for your lifestyle and work commitments.

Is the study

Finding a course that fits your budget is important. With funding options and Austudy & Abstudy available to eligible students, our courses continue to be affordable and within reach of those seeking to become a qualified counsellor.


Are the courses accredited?

When looking for a suitable course, accreditation is essential. All our courses are nationally recognised. In fact AIFC is the only Christian counselling vocational education institution to be accredited by ACA, PACFA and is a member of ACPET.

Find the Course that's Right for You

Diploma of Counselling

Foundational training that introduces you to the latest theological, psychological and spiritual approaches to counselling and equips you with effective people helping skills.

Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual)

Learn advanced, cognitive and technical communication skills to enhance your leadership ability. Select and apply well known empirically tested therapies.

Master of Counselling

The Master of Counselling is an award accredited by the University of Divinity, delivered through a partnership with Stirling Theological College. The backbone of the program is a full year of Supervised Practicum and Advanced Counselling Strategies. These are supported…

Student Support
Various topics
PD & Short Courses

Access to the best personal and professional development - for life. Evidence based and gospel centred, with new courses added every month.

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Maria Tan

I have encountered all sorts of mental health conditions, and I wanted to be in a better position to help people. By studying with aifc, I felt I would be best equipped to help those around me.

Rhonda Newton

I was at aifc open day, and my heart started beating really fast. I felt the presence of the holy spirit all over me, and I felt God was saying to me, “this is for you. I want you to do this.” 


I like how at aifc there are like-minded people - all the students, and even the lecturers, their insights and having the biblical Christian foundation, that was what really drew me to it.

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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