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EFL Facilitator

What you
need to know

  • What, When & Where

  • ​Clinic Outline

  • AEFL Philosophy 

  • Clinic Fees

  • Certificate Options

  • Contact Details

  • Booking Process

What is it?

The AEFL Level 1, 2 & 3 (mounted) clinics are run by Australian Equine Facilitated Learning (AEFL) Trainers and Assessors. AEFL is Australia’s leading equine facilitated education and teaching program for students wanting to begin a career as an Equine Facilitator.

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 healing power of horses with others

When is it?

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

** Book a level 1 and a level 2 in the same transaction and receive 10% discount**

Where is it?

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


Victoria is hosted at the beautiful and historical Tooradin Estate.

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

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. This promotes strategies to attain healthier relationships that can in turn improve wider group and family dynamics.

The clinic consists of demonstrations, practical exercises and a wealth of the most up-to-date information. We believe there is no greater teacher than the horses we work with and the environment we live in - what better place to gain new skills and life lessons! 


The Australian Equine Facilitated Learning Team is run by professional horse trainers, qualified equine scientists and equine enthusiasts. – Elaine Russell & Ebony Cox.  They are assisted by a number of enthusiastic, dedicated and skilled people - the glamorous assistants! They have expertise in areas such as Computer Technology, Western Horsemanship, Clinicial Psychology and Equine Bodywork. 

Clinic Outline

  • Students will attendn a clinic (L1, L2 or Mounted) with AEFL Assessors and Trainers.

  • Each student will be observed on their horsemanship and horse handling skills, role plays and scenarios, and interactions with other students and clients.

  • Post clinic self-assessment and "Teams" chat to discuss areas of competence and areas for improvement.

  • Following this, students can complete the required post clinic practical hours, and relevant paperwork, as per assessment criteria and workbook*

  • Students are required to obtain relevant paperwork before they engage with clients in practical sessions.

  • Students are to plan, produce and record each client session and produce supporting documentation to be assessed via online portal. The relevant amount of video footage must also be submitted.

  • *Advanced levels will require a workbook to be submitted for assessment.


Each level now requires an online module to be completed as part of the overall assessment. The online training modules will refresh your equine skills and  expand your understanding on horse care, health, safety, and wellbeing.  

Whilst it is not a pre-requisite to have horse skills and experience, it would be difficult to meet the required criteria 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.  


All trainees are required to have WWC (blue card), NDIS Clearance/Police Check, First Aid & CPR, and activity specific insurance before commencing work with clients. 

All trainees will need access to and have basic skills on how to use Microsoft Office (Word etc), access to a printer/scanner, ability to access and search internet, participate in online discussions, email capabilities, basic camera/phone skills, ability to upload/download to/from a website and basic language, numeracy and literacy.  

Level Summary

Introduction Workshop is all inclusive and provides an overview of EFL 

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 criteria does not have to have been completed/submitted.

Level 3 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 clinic or if the clinic 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 balance 3 weeks before the start of the clinic.

What Our Graduate Receive

On completion of the clinic, post clinic self-assessment chat, and post clinic hours and assessments, students will gain a certificate of achievement recognising that they have attained the required skills, ethics, and standards to be deemed competent.

Students will have the knowledge, skills and confidence and understand the expectations of working with clients and horses in an EFL environment.

AEFL facilitators will have access to further education opportunities, professional development, and the opportunity to become an AEFL Practicing Member.

Code of Conduct

All students must sign and acknowledge the AEFL Student code of conduct at the commencement of each clinic.

Clinic Fees & Package Inclusions


  • Tuition & Learning Content

  • Classroom Booking & Amenities

  • Morning & Afternoon Tea (Lunch not supplied)

  • Horse and venue Hire

  • All Learning Materials

    • Stationary, Printing etc.

  • Insurance

    • Professional Indemnity & Public Liability at clinics

  • Non-Refundable Deposit

Total Package (ex GST)

LEVEL 1 - $2300.00

LEVEL 2 - $2100.00

LEVEL 3 - $2100.00

*Prices subjected to change without notice

Refund & Cancellation Policy

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 transferrable to a later clinic.







Deposit (ex gst)

LEVEL 1 - $575.00

LEVEL 2 - $525.00
LEVEL 3 - $525.00

Refer to Cancellation & Refund Policy

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