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Forms and Policies

Educating counsellors, social workers and therapists in Emotionally Focused Therapy throughout Australia.


Accredited Higher Education Courses Application Form

Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer Application

Assessment Extension Request

Deferral of Course Application

Fee Refund Application

Formal Complaints and Appeals Lodgement Form

Review of Assessment Grading Application

Special Consideration Application

Testimonial release form


Policies and Procedures

Alongside the Student Handbook, the IEFT academic policies and procedures listed below provide students with everything they need to know to succeed and prosper in their learning:

Academic Freedom Policy

Academic Integrity Policy

Academic Integrity Procedure

Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer Policy

Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer Procedure

Articulation mapping for professional development workshops

Benchmarking Policy

Benchmarking Procedure

Code of Conduct

Course Design Development and Approval Policy

Course Design Development and Approval Procedure

Course Evaluation and Review Policy

Course Evaluation and Review Procedure

Critical Incident Policy

Critical Incident Procedure

Fee Refund Policy

Graduation and Conferral Policy

Graduation and Conferral Procedure

Grievance Complaints and Appeals Policy

Grievance Complaints and Appeals Procedure

Intellectual Property Policy

Privacy Policy

Moderation of Assessment Policy

Quality Assurance Framework

Quality Assurance Procedure

Student Assessment Policy

Student Assessment Procedure

Students at Risk Policy

Students At Risk Procedure

Student Discipline Policy

Student Discipline Procedure

Student Feedback and Access to Staff Policy

Student Information and Representation Policy

Student Progression Exclusion and Graduation Policy

Student Progression Exclusion and Graduation Procedure

Student Records Management Policy

Student Selection and Admission Policy

Student Selection and Admission Procedure

Student Transition and Orientation Policy

Student Welfare and Support Policy

Student Welfare and Support Procedure



Code of Professional Conduct

The Institute operates within the Code of Professional Conduct relating to the Emotionally Focused services provided by academic teaching staff, supervisors and students. The Code establishes IEFT’s commitment to the maintenance of high standards in the provision of professional counselling, therapy and supervision services. This Code covers consulting and professional relationships. Academic teaching staff, supervisors and students, according to their professional training and memberships, may also relate to criteria determined by the Psychology Board of Australia, Australian Psychological Society (APS), Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australian (PACFA), and Australian Counsellors’ Association (ACA).

NSW practitioners who are members of the AASW, PACFA or ACA must practice within the NSW Code of Conduct for Unregistered Health Professionals.


The IEFT is bound by the legal requirements of the National Privacy Principles from the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000. Our Privacy Policy, Students Records Management Policy and Student Information and Representation Policy regulate the way in which the Institute stores, uses and manages the following:

  • Student information
  • Statistical data
  • Confidentiality of students and clients
  • Requests for access to student information
  • Student grievances, complaints and appeals.