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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 available 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.

Maggie is a 35 year old woman who came for counselling six months after the break up of her nine year marriage to Michael, the father of her two children, Josh aged 6 and Joseph aged 12 months.


Currently both children are in Maggie's sole care. Maggie has been referred to counselling by her General Practitioner whom she has been seeing for a number of minor physical ailments and early signs of depression.


PS More case studies, and articles, are available from the AIPC Online Article Library at


PPS You can also download the 'AIPC's Case Study Collection' eBook. This free eBook has 20 selected case studies in a range of counselling areas, and it is available at no cost from the Institute's Blog at

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.


Below are seminars available between October and December 2008.


To register for a seminar, please contact your Student Support Centre.



Communication Skills I - 11/10, 06/12

Communication Skills II - 15/11

The Counselling Process - 25/10

Counselling Therapies I - 08 & 09/11

Counselling Therapies II - 13 & 14/12

Case Management - 18 & 19/10

Counselling Applications - 22/11



Counselling Therapies II - 11 & 12/10

Case Management - 25 & 26/10

Counselling Applications - 01/11



Communication Skills II - 11/10

The Counselling Process - 15/11



Communication Skills I - 18/10

Communication Skills II - 15/11

Counselling Therapies I - 11 & 12/10

Counselling Therapies II - 22 & 23/11

Case Management - 06 & 07/12

Counselling Applications - 08/11



Communication Skills I - 16/11

Communication Skills II - 14/12

The Counselling Process - 19/10

Counselling Therapies I - 06 & 07/12

Counselling Therapies II - 11 & 12/10

Case Management - 22 & 23/11

Counselling Applications - 30/11



Communication Skills I - 02/10, 31/10, 22/11, 12/12

Communication Skills II - 03/10, 01/11, 24/11

The Counselling Process - 10/10, 15/11, 01/12

Counselling Therapies I - 10 & 11/11

Counselling Therapies II - 27 & 28/11

Case Management - 27 & 28/10, 05 & 06/12

Counselling Applications - 25/10, 13/12



Communication Skills I - 11/10, 08/11, 06/12

Communication Skills II - 12/10, 09/11, 07/10

The Counselling Process - 25/10, 02/11

Counselling Therapies I - 04 & 05/10, 15 & 16/11

Counselling Therapies II - 18 & 19/10, 22 & 23/11

Case Management - 29 & 30/11

Counselling Applications - 01/11



Communication Skills I - 18/10, 06/12

Communication Skills II - 19/10, 07/12

The Counselling Process - 29/11

Counselling Therapies I - 08 & 09/11

Counselling Therapies II - 22 & 23/11

Case Management - 25 & 26/10

Counselling Applications - 30/11



Communication Skills I - 01/11

Communication Skills II - 02/11

The Counselling Process - 04/10, 06/12

Counselling Therapies I - 13 & 14/12

Counselling Therapies II - 22 & 23/11

Case Management - 11 & 12/10

Counselling Applications - 29/11


*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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