Graduate Certificate

in Counselling

Develop your understanding of appropriate and
professional approaches to support those in need

   Qualification / Award    CO40 Graduate Certificate in Counselling
   Length    1 year part-time/6 months full-time
   Credit Points    24
   Delivery    On Campus
   Available to    Domestic
   Course Accreditation    PACFA
   Financial Information    FEE - HELP  Course Fees
   AQF    Level 8
   Key Dates    Application Deadlines and other Key Course Dates

NO UPFRONT FEE - Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) Available for Semester 2, 2020

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The Graduate Certificate of Counselling is ideal for those wanting to explore counselling as a new career or vocation direction, with completion of the course providing time to determine if their interest in counselling merits further study.

Students will develop a clear appreciation of the rewards and challenges associated with a career as a professional counsellor, acquiring core counselling skills, an understanding of counselling ethics and an appreciation for how relational dynamics function in personal and professional settings.

The course may also be of interest to those in helping related professions whose occupations include an incidental counselling component (e.g. education, ministry, nursing, occupational therapy, pastoral work, policing, paramedics etc), providing an opportunity for them to improve or extend their current relational skill set by learning how to counsel and support others more effectively.

The course is also helpful for those without prior undergraduate studies who are interested in counselling and would like to determine if they can manage post-graduate level studies.

Students may also use the Graduate Certificate to proceed into the Graduate Diploma of Counselling and/or the Master of Counselling. Units completed in the Graduate Certificate in Counselling comprise 50% of the Graduate Diploma of Counselling and 25% of the Master of Counselling.

The program of study consists of 4 units totalling 24 credit points and can be completed in one year of part time study.
Face to face (on-campus) delivery in Macquarie Park, NSW
Credit Points: 24 / Number of Units:4
Student Workload: 10 hours per unit per week (includes provision for personal study)

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