August Intake: Providing Effective Bereavement Support

August Intake: Providing Effective Bereavement Support
Type: Online Short Course
Trainer: Rebecca Coombes
Level: Introductory
Audience: Nurses, counsellors, doctors, social workers, teachers, clergy, volunteers and youth workers
Length: 7 hours of education consisting of four pre-recorded modules and one Live Zoom Q&A 
Duration: Students will have one month to complete the 7 hours
Intake Start Date: Monday August 2nd, 2021

Online Short Course Overview: Providing Effective Bereavement Support

When working with the bereaved it is important to recognise and understand the broad range of grief reactions and responses. Grief counselling and support is a specialised area which requires responses and strategies which can be tailored to each individual’s needs. 

This online short course is designed for anyone wanting to broaden their understanding and deepen their knowledge of how to be in this space with the bereaved. Participants will identify a range of skills and strategies appropriate for working with grieving people.

Course Modules: at the Conclusion of this Online Short Course, participants should be able to:

Be aware of common grief responses
Identify and describe some theoretical perspectives and useful models
Recognise the needs of grieving people
Identify and implement effective strategies to support grieving individuals

Course Structure:

The structure of this online short course is self-paced learning.

Within the course, you will find four pre-recorded modules that go for roughly 40 minutes to an hour each.
These are to be watched in your own time within the four-week period.
The only set time which forms part of the course is the one-hour live Zoom Q&A in the last week of the course.
The timing of this will be provided upon course commencement.
More information including your login for LearnBook (online course platform) will be sent a few days prior to the course starting.
You will then have access to the platform, so you can make yourself familiar with it, ready for the modules to launch on the course commencement date.


Students will need to engage with each module and complete the learning opportunities along the way. Whilst no formal assessment is required to complete the course, students will be required to score an average of 80% or above in the multiple-choice quizzes to receive a certificate of completion to claim the 10 OPD points offered by the ACA.

You will be required to complete the end of course survey to receive your Certificate of Completion.
Trainer Bio: Rebecca Coombes

BPsych; GradCertBerCouns; MCouns(Couple Counselling)

Rebecca is a Bereavement Counsellor and Trainer at The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB). Rebecca has extensive experience working with bereaved families, which includes previously working at the Coroners Court of Victoria as a Family Liaison Officer and providing emotional support to families going through the coronial process. She has worked at GriefLine as the Operations and Clinical Manager where she managed and support volunteers and staff. Rebecca has also worked as a Relationship Counsellor at Relationships Australia.

Rebecca’s education background includes a Bachelor of Psychology, a Master of Counselling (Couple Counselling) and Graduate Certificate of Bereavement Counselling and Intervention. Rebecca is in the process of obtaining her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Graduate Certificate of Management. Rebecca has also completed further training in the areas of Palliative Care and Clinical Supervision.  Rebecca is passionate about supporting skill development and passing on her knowledge to those who wish to learn more about the grief and loss field.

 Course Cost: an all-inclusive cost of:

Members: $295
Non-Members: $345

Extensions and Intake Transfers

Extensions and Intake Transfers will not be granted to students that cannot complete their course before the conclusion date. If the course is not completed, students will forgo their registration fee in full.

Extensions beyond the course conclusion date will only be granted to those who can provide a medical certificate stating that they were medically unfit to complete the course.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Participants must agree to this policy prior to commencing the course.

A refund may be given if:

The student is enrolled in a course and the course is cancelled due to insufficient student numbers.
The student advises the ACGB in writing that they are withdrawing from the course 14 days prior to course commencing.
If a refund is requested less than 14 days before course commencement, a full refund, less a $50 administration fee will be paid.
No refund is available to a student who leaves the course before finishing it.
2/08/2021 - 29/08/2021
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