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Are JNI qualifications recognised?

JNI has accreditation for the Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). Upon graduation, you may apply for membership of a PACFA member association – earning you professional recognition at a national level. The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services) is an approved course of the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) and all graduates of this course are eligible for ACWA membership.

Will I be required to attend on campus workshops?

The course will provide three options for on campus residential attendance, all of which will be mandatory for assessment. Mandatory assessment sessions will provide a brief overview; question and answer period; practical counselling assessments to ensure competency in theories covered in the subjects.

Is there any financial assistance I can apply for?

All JNI courses are FEE-HELP or VET-FEE HELP approved. Almost every Australian citizen is eligible meaning you do not have to pay anything upfront, but can pay your course as you earn. Contact your nearest Centrelink office for information on Abstudy and Youth Allowance benefits available.

What are the benefits of studying online with JNI?

JNI offers a learning structure that can fit your lifestyle, with a flexible balance of supported and independent study complemented by high quality study materials. You will receive all your study materials by mail before your course begins. These are designed to let you learn anywhere, while you schedule your study times to suit your needs. Subjects are delivered through a state-of-the-art learning portal that has been purpose built for JNI. Each subject is facilitated by a dedicated online lecturer who guides the learning process and provides academic support. During your course, you will be able to connect with your lecturers and fellow students through group activities and various communication channels, including discussion forums, message boards, blogs and wikis. You will be able to monitor your own progress with self-review quizzes and receive immediate results and feedback. Assessments are submitted and marked online, excluding the mandatory practical counselling sessions which may require you to be physically present.

How long does each subject take to complete?

All part-time subjects start and finish within a 12-week period, inclusive of an exam, on campus workshop or residential session held in Week 12 of each Trimester. Each 4-hour part-time subject requires approximately 2 hours of personal study per week. Within this timeframe, students will have participated in the total 8 subjects of study online or on campus and attended three on-campus assessment workshops or residentials.