THE Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors (AIPC) specialises in providing high quality counsellor education, with a particular focus on highly supported external education.
AIPC is a large provider of counselling courses in the country, specialising in counsellor education for over twenty-six years. Regional Queensland manager Chrystal Derrington said students from all around Queensland and Australia are enrolling in AIPC’s courses.
“People who work full time enjoy our course as they can study without the pressure of deadlines, and those who live in remote locations love it as they can get a nationally accredited course whilst living where their family/work/life may be,” Ms Derrington said.
The Institute’s courses are accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), a peak national association of counsellors and psychotherapists, providing substantial credibility to the qualification when pursuing a professional career.
“Over 55,000 people from 27 countries have enjoyed our counselling courses, and we look forward to assisting you on your journey.
“AIPC offers Australia’s most popular, cost effective and flexible counsellor training programs. You can fit learning around your lifestyle with external training and extensive support.”
AIPC’s Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015) program consists of written units and practical components. Advanced study majors in the course include: Abuse, Addictions, Child Development & Effective Parenting, Family Therapy, Grief & Loss, Careers, Workplace and Relationship Counselling and Conflict Resolution.
Ms Derrington said the courses are structured to ensure you graduate with a high level of practical skill so you can apply your knowledge with confidence.
“The skills students learn are valued by a wide range of organisations in different industries such as health, employment, community services and human services.
“We also have teachers and nurses completing our courses, to sharpen their communication skills and get a better understanding of themselves and others.”
The Online Resource Centre – which can be accessed at any time – contains the study guides and assessment books for the written component of the course. Students with limited internet access can work offline and upload when they’re finished.
“For education support you have unlimited use of the toll free 1300 Study Assistance Line where you can speak with a tutor. Tutors can also be accessed by email if preferred.
“Because we have students who live all over Australia, and indeed the world, we have a variety of options to enable timely and effective completion of the practical components – with SKYPE, video or private assessor options.”
AIPC aim to make their programs as affordable and accessible as possible. For the Diploma of Counselling you can opt to pay your tuition by monthly instalments.
“The course is entirely self-paced, meaning you can enrol at any time and fit it around your lifestyle, moving through at your own pace – for optimum flexibility.
“Sometimes things arise in life that make it difficult to dedicate the necessary time to study. Our program allows you to pick up and pause your studies at any time, without any penalty.”
For enquiries phone 1800 359 565, email info@aipcqld. net.au and visit the website www.aipc.net.au