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Copyright: 2012 Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors


The Institute's Diploma of Professional Counselling is the country's most reasonably priced counselling qualification. As Australia's largest and longest established provider of counsellor training, we're able to amortise our costs across a large number of students. Thus, we deliver a high standard of counselling education and study support, for a lower investment.


AIPC has specialised in external education for over 16 years and has a highly qualified Education Team who will support you throughout your studies. Help is only ever a phone call or email away and you have access to:


  • An Education Team of over 65 degree qualified counselling professionals, all with extensive industry experience and teaching and assessing qualifications.

  • An online Knowledge Base 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that contains over 4,000 specific questions and answers relating to your course.

  • Unlimited FREE phone support 9am to 5pm (EST) on the 1300 Study Assistance Line where you can discuss any study questions you may have with Education Team members.

  • Unlimited email support. Send a question any time and have your enquiry replied to within the next working day.

  • And you have the support of your local Student Support Centre who will link you into a local student support network (if you wish to stay in touch with other students); help you complete your practical assessments; and co-ordinate your In-Class or tutorial activities.

In a survey of several thousand students (Yes, we regularly ask students and graduates how we are performing so we can continually improve our level of service!), 86% of responders indicated that our level of student support was "Beyond their expectation."


AND, prospective students of the Institute can benefit from a variety of course investment methods, so your enrolment into the Diploma of Professional Counselling is not delayed due to financial considerations.


There are two payment options for students enrolling into the Diploma of Professional Counselling, each of them with specific advantages:


Upfront Payment Option

Students who decide to pay their course fee upfront will enjoy a substantial discount on the normal price of the Diploma. Students can concentrate on their future studies without having to worry about further payments.


Regular Payment Plan

Those students who do not want to pay their course fees upfront, can take advantage of making regular monthly payments over 21 or 24 months. Further savings apply if these monthly payments are made by credit card or direct debit.  The Institute endeavours to keep the monthly repayments as affordable as possible.


For further information about course investment options, please contact your closest Student Support Centre.


Youth at Risk Alliance International Conference


Date: 1-3 August, 2007

Location: Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast


This Conference is having an emphasis on addressing the over representation of Indigenous Young People in Tertiary Systems (Youth Justice Care and Protection) which is going to be highlighted by a presentation by Sen Hon Nigel Scullion, Minister for Community Services.


The conference is shaping up these last weeks as having a definite Youth Justice focus with presentations from Professor Paul Mazerolle; Griffith University; Indigenous Activist and Musician Kev Carmody; Robert Blackley from Palm Island and the NSW Deputy Ombudsman Steve Kinmond and more.


The 2007 YARA Conference provides the opportunity to bring together a specialist group of 250+ delegates including elected representatives, professionals and researchers to discuss, debate and present best practice models of improving outcomes for young people at risk. While the 2007 Conference is the inaugural event, plans are underway to facilitate an annual forum.


Representatives will be invited from Federal, State and Local Governments; Community based organizations; Consultants; Universities; Products and service suppliers.


The Conference, held over 2 days, features international, national and local speakers. The 2-day forum provides a venue and audience to showcase products and services relevant to the industry, as well as offering extensive networking opportunities.


Details can be viewed at the following website:


Special offer: for all community organizations $600 per delegate, $300 Students. Registrations must be downloaded from website and faxed through to YARA (07) 5578 4915. Register today as places are limited. For all inquiries please call YARA administration on (07) 5578 4915 or Annie Pritchard on (07) 5575 7901 or (0422) 160 497.


Many students of the Diploma of Professional Counselling attend seminars to complete the practical requirements of their course. Seminars provide an ideal opportunity to network with other students and liaise with qualified counselling professionals in conjunction with completing compulsory coursework.


These are the following seminars available between July and November 2007. To register for a seminar, please contact your Student Support Centre. To find out about further seminar dates, please click here.



Communication Skills I/SEMINAR A - 11/08/2007, 13/10/2007

Communication Skills II/SEMINAR B - 15/09/2007, 24/11/2007

The Counselling Process - 25/08/2007, 27/10/2007

Counselling Therapies I/SEMINAR C - 10 & 11/11/2007

Counselling Therapies II/SEMINAR D - 18 & 19/08/2007

Case Management/Seminar E - 20 & 21/10/2007

Counselling Applications/Seminar F - 28/07/2007, 17/11/2007



Communication Skills I/SEMINAR A - 18/08/2007

Communication Skills II/SEMINAR B - 19/08/2007

The Counselling Process - 15/09/2007

Counselling Therapies I/SEMINAR C - 13 & 14/10/2007

Counselling Therapies II/SEMINAR D - 27 & 28/10/2007

Case Management/Seminar E - 24/11/2007

Counselling Applications/Seminar F - 25/11/2007



Communication Skills I/SEMINAR A - 28/07/2007, 20/10/2007

Communication Skills II/SEMINAR B - 25/08/2007, 24/11/2007

The Counselling Process - 22/09/2007

Counselling Therapies I/SEMINAR C - 13 & 14/10/2007

Counselling Therapies II/SEMINAR D - 17 & 18/11/2007

Counselling Applications/Seminar F - 03/11/2007



Communication Skills II/SEMINAR B - 19/08/2007, 18/11/2007

Communication Skills II/SEMINAR B - 16/09/2007

The Counselling Process - 29/07/2007, 04/11/2007

Counselling Therapies II/SEMINAR D - 22 & 23/07/2007

Case Management/Seminar E - 24 & 25/11/2007

Counselling Applications/Seminar F - 12/08/2007



Communication Skills I/SEMINAR A - 28/07/2007, 20/08/2007, 10/09/2007

Communication Skills II/SEMINAR B - 21/08/2007, 15/09/2007, 20/10/2007

The Counselling Process - 08/09/2007, 09/11/2007

Counselling Therapies I/SEMINAR C - 03 & 04/09/2007, 01 & 02/11/2007

Counselling Therapies II/SEMINAR D - 11 & 12/09/2007, 23 & 24/11/2007

Case Management/Seminar E - 05 & 06/09/2007, 07 & 08/12/2007

Counselling Applications/SEMINAR F - 04/08/2007, 27/10/2007



Communications Skills I/SEMINAR A - 04/08/2007, 01/09/2007, 29/09/2007

Communications Skills II/SEMINAR B - 05/08/2007, 02/09/2007, 30/09/2007

The Counselling Process - 16/09/2007, 13/10/2007, 14/11/2007

Counselling Therapies I/SEMINAR C - 11 & 12/08/2007, 22 & 23/09/2007

Counselling Therapies II/SEMINAR D - 25 & 26/08/2007, 22 & 23/09/2007

Case Management/ SEMINAR E - 28 & 29/07/2007, 08 & 09/09/2007

Counselling Applications/SEMINAR F - 15/09/2007, 14/10/2007



Communications Skills I/SEMINAR A - 11/08/2007, 20/10/2007

Communications Skills II/SEMINAR B - 11/08/2007, 20/10/2007

The Counselling Process - 28/07/2007, 01/09/2007, 11/11/2007

Counselling Therapies I/SEMINAR C - 18 & 19/08/2007, 17 & 18/11/2007

Counselling Therapies II/SEMINAR D - 08 & 09/09/2007

Counselling Applications/SEMINAR F - 24/11/2007



Communications Skills I/SEMINAR A - 08/09/2007, 17/11/2007

Communication Skills II/SEMINAR B - 09/09/2007, 18/11/2007

The Counselling Process - 04/08/2007, 06/10/2007

Counselling Therapies I/SEMINAR C - 21 & 22/07/2007, 13 & 14/10/2007

Counselling Therapies II/SEMINAR D - 22 & 23/09/2007

Counselling Applications/SEMINAR F - 18/08/2007, 03/11/2007




*Advertising of the seminar dates above does not guarantee availability of places in the seminar. Please check availability with the respective Student Support Centre.


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