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Course Information

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

The higher education courses offered by IEFT provide theoretical, skills and personal development of practitioners who wish to develop and expand their counselling and therapy expertise using the Emotionally Focused approach, within an integrated framework that is respectful and honouring of heart, mind and spirit.

Our courses are accredited with TEQSA and meet the requirements for AQF Level 8 within the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Full details on IEFT courses, admission requirements, subject fees and how to apply are available in the Student Handbook.

Course dates

Courses begin each year in February. Dates and timetables for of all subjects are listed in the Course Timetable page .

Applications close

Applications for commencement in the following year close in December (first round). We continue to accept applications throughout the year.

IEFT is accredited by TEQSA to deliver the following postgraduate courses of study:


IEFT Graduate Attributes

Graduates of IEFT’s accredited higher education courses will display the following attributes:

Disciplinary Knowledge

Aspire to attain a high level of knowledge, skill and capability in their discipline

Problem Solving

Display competence and creativity in finding innovative solutions to complex problems

Ability to Use Technology

Demonstrate proficient use of technologies relative to their profession


Demonstrate professionalism in all communication within and across professional groups and clients

Ethical and Cultural Awareness

Demonstrate awareness of ethical, social and cultural aspects in the work of their profession

Collaboration and Teamwork

Work-ready with skills required in the workplace and valued by employers and a general ability to flexibly adapt to change