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Find your purpose with a postgraduate degree in EFT

Limitless learning and opportunities

The institute for Emotion Focused Therapy (IEFT) is a private higher education provider offering accredited postgraduate courses in Emotion Focused Therapy and is now part of the CG Spectrum Institute (previously Banksia Institute Australia BIA). Our TEQSA approved post-graduate courses operate with high levels of academic integrity and excellence to deliver a globally renowned model of Psychotherapy. This model is gaining traction amongst academics and practitioners around the world. 

At IEFT you can study for a Graduate Certificate or a Graduate Diploma. 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.

Our small classes, with all learning delivered completely online, allow for a personalised approach and a level of learning support not common in higher education. There are plenty of opportunities within our online learning environment for everyone to get involved in 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 want to challenge yourself, learn something new, gain an accredited award, extend your thinking or improve 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 Therapy and the Graduate Diploma of Emotion Focused Therapy are accredited at Level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), while CGSI is an approved provider by the 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 and there are other benefits for current IEFT students and graduates. 

Australian Counselling Association (ACA):
IEFT Graduate Diploma students can apply for student membership with ACA. Then upon completion of the Graduate Diploma of Emotion Focused Therapy, graduates are eligible to apply for level one membership. With a Graduate Diploma of Emotion Focused Therapy, students can move as high as level two over time.

Further details can be found on the ACA website.

The Australian Guild of Applied Psychological Efficacy (AGAPÉ)
IEFT students, who are enrolled to study a postgraduate degree, are eligible for free affiliate membership with AGAPÉ.

Upon graduation, half price membership is available to IEFT graduates, provided this is their first application to AGAPÉ, This membership will give graduates the opportunity to use the title of EFT Specialist and to use AGAPÉ’s unique seal.

Further details can be found on the AGAPÉ website.

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