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Find your purpose with a postgraduate degree in EFT

Limitless learning and opportunities

At the Institute for Emotion Focused Therapy (previously Banksia Institute Australia BIA), we offer postgraduate study in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), which is a globally renowned model of Psychotherapy and is gaining traction amongst academics and practitioners. You can study for a Graduate Certificate or a Graduate Diploma in EFT and we also offer many of our subjects as CPD, which allows the opportunity for those interested to refresh their understanding or learn something new as well as extend their networks.

We are a private higher education provider offering accredited postgraduate courses in Emotion Focused Therapy and operate with high levels of academic integrity and excellence. Our small class sizes allow for a personalised approach and a level of learning support not common in higher education. There is plenty of opportunity in our workshop/webinar learning environment for everyone to get involved in the discussion, to debate issues and to practice advanced skills in a secure, respectful, and safe way.


Why Choose Us?

People choose to study for all sorts of reasons and at all stages of their life and career. Maybe you just want to challenge yourself, perhaps learn something new, gain an accredited award, extend your thinking or your professional practice. We can support you no matter what your motivation is or what stage you’re at, because we are flexible in our approach and can offer a personalised study plan to suit your pace.

Our courses are accredited

The Graduate Certificate in Emotion Focused Counselling and the Graduate Diploma of Emotion Focused Therapy is accredited at the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 8 and CGSI is an approved Higher Education Provider by Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). For short CPD courses, the hours you study/attend will be recognised as points towards your membership in the following professional bodies – ACA, PACFA and APS.

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Our Response to Covid-19

  • We are monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and keeping up to date with the Australian medical authorities for the latest health advice.
  • Our focus is very much on preventing the spread of the virus, supporting the health and well-being of our learning and teaching community and minimising any future disruptions to study.
  • We have now moved all students to an online-blended study model.
  • For information on COVID-19 visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert


Online and Face-to-Face

We normally deliver our courses with face-to-face workshops from our facility at the Olympic Park, Sydney together with webinars. Given the pandemic, we have ‘pivoted’ our method to online webinars, which some would call a blended delivery. Either way, you can study with us from anywhere in Australia and be confident that your learning journey will continue.