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EFL Introduction
Workshop Information

What you
need to know

  • What, When & Where

  • ​Clinic Outline

  • AEFL Philosophy 

  • Fees

  • Contact Details

  • Booking Process

What is it?

Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) information sessions are run by Australian Equine Facilitated Learning (AEFL) Trainers and Assessors. AEFL is Australia’s leading equine facilitated education and teaching iprovider for students, parents or other interested parties wanting to understand and see how a career in EFL or therapeutic interaction with an Equine Facilitator or participant can benefit others.   The introduction workshop allows participants to ask questions, experience, and witness Equine Facilitated Learning.

Our facilitators come from varied and diverse backgrounds with different motivations and horse skills. Most of them have worked with horses and from these experiences have wanted to share the magic of  horses  with others.


When is it?

Please visit the website or Facebook page for the most current Clinic and Workshop Dates.

Where is it?

The sessions are held in 2 locations yearly. Victoria & Queensland.

Victoria is hosted at the beautiful and historical Tooradin Estate.


Tooradin Estate is a 300-acre property situated 60kms southeast of Melbourne in which boasts endless paddocks, working yards, arenas and  a 2* cross-country course.

Queensland is hosted by Ebony Cox Equine Services in the sunshine coast hinterland, situated 45 mins north from the Sunshine Coast airport in the bustling town of Gympie. The purpose built EFL Centre provides arenas, yards, obstacles and numerous working areas for clients and horses.

AEFL Philosophy

This course is about working with clients and horses as individuals,  and then bringing them together for a therapeutic interaction that promotes strategies to attain healthier relationships that can improve wider group and family dynamics.

The clinic consists of demonstrations, practical exercises and a wide array of the latest relevant information. We believe there is no greater teacher than our horses and the environment we live in – real world application is where we excel.


The Australian Equine Facilitated Learning Team was developed and is run by professional horse trainers, qualified equine scientists and equine enthusiasts. – Elaine Russell & Ebony Cox

Clinic Outline

  • Participants will attend the EFL Introduction Session with AEFL Assessors and Trainers, participation is encouraged.

  • Attendees will be guided through concepts, history, and benefits.

  • Attendees will gain information on types of training or career options they can embark on.

  • A series of demonstrations will be available to be viewed or engaged in to improveunderstanding of the horse and the client.

  • Q & A session.

  • Catering: Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea Provided.

  • For Professional Development  a Certificate of Attendance can be Awarded.


Whilst it is not a pre-requisite to have horse skills and experience, it would be difficult to meet the required criteria in a level 1-3 without having worked with horses in some capacity before. Initially the work is all ground-based so riding ability is not necessary.

What AEFL does not require is any kind of medical or mental health qualification.  

Level Summary

Introduction Workshop is an all inclusive EFL Information Session

Level 1 is open to all and can be used for professional development for certificated facilitators and AEFL members.

Level 2 cannot be undertaken without attending a Level 1 clinic – the post clinic does not have to be completed/submitted.

Mounted level can only be undertaken by those who have attended a Level 2 clinic and received a level 1 certificate.

Travelling to the Clinic/Workshop

Although we do not anticipate schedule changes, we highly recommend that you secure reliable transport to and from the workshop. AEFL cannot assist with Travel Plans. AEFL Pty Ltd is not responsible for any financial loss that you may suffer if you are unable to attend the session or if the session is not running/cancelled.

Booking Process

Step 1 - Head to the website –

Step 2 - Sign up/Log in to the website – Ensure that you have all your details current and valid.

Step 3 - Head to the Workshops and Clinics Tab & Select Upcoming Clinics.

Step 4 - Click – Book Clinic – Complete the Booking form - ensure you complete any dietary requirements, information about you and your horse experience, media consent & emergency contact information.

Step 5 - Pay the Deposit to secure your booking.

Step 6 – Settle your outstanding invoice 3 week before the start of the clinic.

Clinic Fees & Package Inclusions


  • Tuition & Learning Content

  • Classroom Booking & Amenities

  • Morning, Lunch & Afternoon Tea

  • Horse and Venue Hire

  • All Learning Materials – Books, Pads, Pens, Folders, Paper, Printing etc

  • Insurance – Professional Indemnity & Public Liability at clinics

  • Non-Refundable Deposit

Total Package (ex GST)


*Prices subjected to change without notice

Refund & Cancellation Policy

The deposit is non-refundable.  

If you cancel your position in the clinic less than 2 weeks prior to the clinic/workshop your deposit will not be transferable to a later clinic.

Refer to Cancellation & Refund Policy

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