Graduate Certificate of Counselling

If you’d like to take your career further, a Graduate Certificate from JNI is for you. In just six months this course will give you the training you’ll need to work as a counsellor in fields such as youth work, family support and conflict resolution.

You will work with highly regarded experts in the field and will have the opportunity to undertake to develop plenty of practical experience. This nationally recognised qualification will give you the head start you need to embark on your new career path.

At a glance

At a glance
Qualification Postgraduate Diploma - VET

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards

Provider Jansen Newman Institute

Undergraduate degree or Diploma / Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree, plus relevant professional experience.

Study mode
  1. In-class
  1. NSW (Sydney)
Study load 6 months full-time
Assessment Written & practical assessments, reflective journal, essay writing and clinical training
Start date Two start dates a year. Contact us about enrolling.
Payment options
  2. Flexible payment options
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What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Theories and practices of counselling
  • Psychology
  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Professional practice

734 Psychology and Counselling jobs on SEEK in March 2014


Course structure

Total Units: 4
  • Understanding human behaviour across the lifespan: An introduction to psychology
  • Theories and practices of counselling
  • Practicum 1 - Advanced therapeutic communication
  • The counsellor: Ethics, legal and professional issues (unit available online)

Course features

  • Graduate in just six months
  • Learn from industry experts and receive plenty of practical experience
  • Upon completion of this course you are eligible to progress into the Graduate Diploma of Counselling, and after completing that you are able to progress into the Masters program.
  • Partnerships with a range of external organisations to help you complete your clinical training.
  • Access to SEEK Learning Online Library


Applicants must have either:

  • Completed a Bachelor degree in a *related field and have at least 2 years relevant professional experience in a *related field; or
  • Be over 18 years of age and completed a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associated Degree in a *related field and have at least 4 years of extensive work experience in a related field*; or
  • Have 5 years extensive relevant work experience in a *related field where at least two years in the position has demonstrated responsibility and accountability for their own personal output.
  • Applicants are required to attend an interview, provide two referees and a 400 word written statement on why they want to do this course.

* Related fields include psychology, social work, teaching, nursing, welfare, counselling, rehabilitation counselling or behavioural sciences.

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