October Intake: Introduction To Bereavement Support

Self-Paced Course Overview

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. In this introductory self-paced short course, students will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills required to provide grief and loss support. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about this specialised area including the effect this can have on you as the support person. Students will learn common grief reactions and helpful bereavement theories/models. It will also provide students with effective communication tools and bereavement single session model for student who may have a one-off conversation with a bereaved individual.

Learning Outcomes

During this self-paced course, participants will:

  • Explore common grief reactions and helpful bereavement theories/models
  • Identify and implement effective strategies to support grieving individuals including when to refer
  • Implementing a bereavement single session model
  • Learn how to take care of yourself whilst supporting others

These pre-recorded modules are designed for individuals who want to learn and access professional development in this self-paced format.

They are flexible, affordable and have been designed to be highly engaging and case based.

Breakdown of Self-paced courses - 4 x 1 hour pre-recorded learning modules and 4 multiple choice quizzes. Total hours = 5 hours

Presenter Bio

Presenter Name: 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.

Self-Paced Course Details


Intake Starts: Monday 26th September 2022

Intake Ends: Sunday 23rd October 2022

Registration will remain open until Friday 30th September 2022


  • Member $295.00
  • Non-Member $345.00

Post-Purchase Information 

  • Once you have enrolled, you will receive an automated confirmation email 
  • The Thursday before the course starts, you will receive a welcome email and access to our learning platform along with your credentials. 
  • During the intake period, you will have access to the module and are required to complete the course content and online assessment before the end date. 
  • For any further information, please get in touch with [email protected] 


Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement reserves the right to cancel education programs that do not achieve minimum participation, in which case ACGB will refund all fees.

Registration cancellations will not be accepted unless made in writing to the Centre. Cancellations made more than thirty (30) days before the event date will be refunded less 25% of the registration fee to cover administration costs.

No registration refunds will be made after this date. Please note: The total invoiced amount will still be payable in the event of non-attendance on the day.

Terms and Conditions 

1. Intellectual Property 

ACGB's program and program content are copyrighted. Its use and dissemination are restricted and unauthorised duplication is prohibited. A copy of the course presentation will be available after the course and is for personal/non-commercial use only. The content is not to be modified or republished in any way without the prior consent of ACGB and the presenter. Any breach of copyright, including the recording of the presentation or any unauthorised use of the material, may lead to legal action. 

2. Links and Material From the Course

Course's and the follow up email may contain links that lead to external websites to ACGB. ACGB have no control of these websites and ACGB makes no representations about the accuracy of the information contained on these websites. ACGB is not liable for the content on these websites. The presenter may also provide further reference materials for your use after the course. These may include (but are not limited to):

- A copy of the course slides
- Journal articles
- Templates or other documents

All course-related materials remain copyrighted of ACGB and the presenter. They must not be distributed to any third party at any time or in any form without written permission from ACGB. 

3. Registration

Viewers agree to use the product under the purchase agreement terms, which restrict number of viewers based on registration type. 
Individual Registration:
Provides one person, the registrant, access to the course or recording for personal viewing only. 

Multi-viewer (Group) Registration
To organise multi-viewer registration, you must contact the Centre via email: [email protected] or phone 03 9265 2100. Groups purchasing multi-viewer and individual registration will need to provide first and last name and an email address of all those who will be participating in the course. 

26/09/2022 9:00 AM - 23/10/2022 11:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
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