Application Process
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IEFT Admission Criteria

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Standard Applications

A qualification from a recognised academic institution in the arts, social sciences, psychology, social work, welfare, counselling, nursing or occupational therapy at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor’s degree) or higher Must also have included counselling skills training, and
 membership or eligibility for membership of a professional association relevant to the qualification -Must have 
employment in a role that requires provision of formal counselling (paid or voluntary), and
be engaged in formal supervision of counselling practice

Non-standard Applications

A non-relevant qualification from a recognised academic institution, or A non-relevant qualification from a recognised academic institution, or Professional training in counselling or psychotherapy accredited by PACFA, or Employment in a clinical role by a relationship and/or family organisation designated by the Federal Attorney General’s Department, and Two year’s work experience in a role that requires provision of formal counselling (paid or voluntary), and Be engaged in formal supervision of counselling practice, and Attend an interview and provide references that attest to applicants’ counselling experience and competence from supervisor or line manager.
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Applicants may be requested to provide a digital recording of a counselling session (having obtained client consent)
Applicants with a relevant qualification who have not completed counselling skills training will be required to attend designated counselling skills workshops provided by IEFT Applicants with a relevant qualification who have not completed subjects on the theoretical base for counselling may be required to complete other theoretical studies prior to admission.
IEFT has an approved internal articulation pathway for applicants who have attended and successfully completed one or more IEFT Professional Development workshops and assessment requirements. Applicants who did not complete assessment requirements will be required to complete a challenge assessment.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is a process whereby knowledge and skills you already have may be recognised, irrespective of where or how they were acquired. Applications for RPL must be submitted to [email protected]
Please note that the RPL assessment process takes up to 4 weeks from receipt of payment for the RPL application.

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