Training Institutions

General Advice on Training

If you are thinking of training, clarify exactly what you want to do as a result of your study, eg help in the church, be a professional counsellor, work as a psychologist, be employed in a community organisation, etc. The outcome will shape both the level and type of course studied. Do broad research, ring around, study websites, make comparisons. Most importantly, ask a variety of people for their opinions, and talk to course providers on how their courses match up to your personal and long term goals.

From the perspective of CCAA and PACFA, the benchmark standard for professional recognition for counsellors is the PACFA Training Standards. Achieving this makes you eligible for CCAA Graduate Membership and listing on the PACFA and ARCAP Registers.

 NSW: Qualifications in Christian Counselling
All these courses integrate faith with counselling practice.
 Institution Qualifications deemed by CCAA to meet the PACFA Training Standards, for listing on the PACFA and ARCAP Registers Qualifications NOT meeting the requirements of CCAA Graduate Membership, nor the PACFA Training Standards, but which could be used as credit for a higher qualification
Alphacrucis College   * Diploma of Counselling
* Graduate Certificate (Pastoral Care)
Australian Institute of Family Counselling * Graduate Diploma in Counselling ad Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) 10134NAT (PACFA Accredited) * Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 80883ACT
* Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 80884ACT
College of Counselling Studies (New England/North West) Inc   * Diploma of Counselling Studies (CHC51015)
Excelsia College 
(Formerly Wesley College)
* Masters of Counselling  (PACFA Accredited) * Graduate Diploma of Counselling
* Graduate Certificate of Counselling
Morling College * Masters of Counselling  (PACFA Accredited) * Graduate Diploma of Counselling
* Graduate Certificate of Counselling
St Marks School of Theology
Charles Sturt University
*  Advanced Diploma of Christian Counselling (3 year course) with internship.
*  Masters of Pastoral Counselling
*Certificate IV in Christian Counselling and Communication Skills
University of Notre Dame Australia * Bachelor of Counselling  (PACFA Accredited)
* Masters of Counselling  (PACFA Accredited)
 
QLD: Qualifications in Christian Counselling
All these courses integrate faith with counselling practice
 Institution Qualifications deemed by CCAA to meet the PACFA Training Standards, for listing on the PACFA and ARCAP Registers Qualifications NOT meeting the requirements of CCAA Graduate Membership, nor the PACFA Training Standards, but which could be used as credit for a higher qualification
Australian Institute of Family Counselling * Graduate Diploma in Counselling ad Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) 10134NAT (PACFA Accredited)
* Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 80896ACT (Teach out until March 2017)
 * Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 80883ACT
* Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 80884ACT
 Christian Heritage College  * Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling) (PACFA Accredited)
* Master of Counselling (PACFA Accredited)
* Master of Counselling (Honours)
 
SA: Qualifications in Christian Counselling
All these courses integrate faith with counselling practice 
  Qualifications deemed by CCAA to meet the PACFA Training Standards, for listing on the PACFA and ARCAP Registers Qualifications NOT meeting the requirements of CCAA Graduate Membership, nor the PACFA Training Standards, but which could be used as credit for a higher qualification
Australian Institute of Family CounsellingInstitution  * Graduate Diploma in Counselling ad Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) 10134NAT (PACFA Accredited)
* Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 80896ACT (Teach out until March 2017)
 * Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 80884ACT
 Tabor College of Higher Education * Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling)
* Masters of Counselling(PACFA Accredited)
* Graduate Diploma of Counselling 
* Graduate Certificate of Counselling
TAS: Qualifications in Christian Counselling
All these courses integrate faith with counselling practice
 Institution Qualifications deemed by CCAA to meet the PACFA Training Standards, for listing on the PACFA and ARCAP Registers Qualifications NOT meeting the requirements of CCAA Graduate Membership, nor the PACFA Training Standards, but which could be used as credit for a higher qualification
     
Australian Institute of Family Counselling * Graduate Diploma in Counselling ad Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) 10134NAT (PACFA Accredited)
* Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 8ACT (Teach out until March 2017)
* Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 80883ACT
* Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 80884ACT
 Alpharcrusis College  * Bachelor of Applied Social Science
* Graduate Diploma in Applied Social Science
 
VIC: Qualifications in Christian Counselling
All these courses integrate faith with counselling practice
Institution Qualifications deemed by CCAA to meet the PACFA Training Standards, for listing on the PACFA and ARCAP Registers Qualifications NOT meeting the requirements of CCAA Graduate Membership, nor the PACFA Training Standards, but which could be used as credit for a higher qualification
Australian Institute of Family Counselling * Graduate Diploma in Counselling ad Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) 10134NAT (PACFA Accredited)
* Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 80896ACT (Teach out until March 2017)
* Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 80883ACT
* Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 80884ACT
Eastern College Australia 
(formally Tabor College)
* Bachelor of Arts - including a Psychology minor, a Counselling Major and Counselling Practicum Minor.  
St Marks School of Theology * Diploma in Arts
* Associate Degree in Arts - specialising in Counselling
Masters of Community Counselling 
* Certificate IV in Christian Counselling and Communication Skills
* Advanced Diploma of Christian Counselling
WA: Qualifications in Christian Counselling
All these courses integrate faith with counselling practice
Institution Qualifications deemed by CCAA to meet the PACFA Training Standards, for listing on the PACFA and ARCAP Registers Qualifications NOT meeting the requirements of CCAA Graduate Membership, nor the PACFA Training Standards, but which could be used as credit for a higher qualification
Australian Institute of Family Counselling * Graduate Diploma in Counselling ad Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) 10134NAT (PACFA Accredited)
* Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 80896ACT (Teach out until March 2017)
* Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 80883ACT
* Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 80884ACT
Tabor College * Bachelor of Counselling * Graduate Certificate in Counselling
* Graduate Diploma in Counselling
* Diploma in Counselling Studies
University of Notre Dame Australia * Bachelor of Counselling  (PACFA Accredited)
* Bachelor of Counselling / Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences
* Masters of Counselling  (PACFA Accredited)
* Doctor of Counselling
 
 YWAM (University of the Nations)  * Cert IV in Counselling (Mission Focussed) * Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Counselling
* Graduate Diploma of Counselling Skills.

  

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