Gain an awareness of social, legal and ethical issues necessary to develop your counselling skills. Upon completion, you'll be able to apply counselling skills and strategies in a variety of settings.
This postgraduate diploma is ideal if you already have an undergraduate degree and need a qualification to work in the field of counselling.
You can choose study the whole course on-campus, or study partly on-campus and partly online.
The course includes 200 hours of supervised work placement, where you can put theory into practice and gain valuable work experience.
Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia & meets intern membership requirements.
Undergraduate degree or equivalent
NSW - Sydney
QLD - Brisbane
VIC - Melbourne
SA - Adelaide
200 hours in total
3 start dates per year.
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You will learn to apply the theoretical and ethical foundations of counselling to a range of practical situations, while also learning about conflict management, Mental Health Issues and developmental psychology.
Classes for this counselling course are small and interactive, and focus on hands-on learning. The curriculum is developed and updated in consultation with industry, so you are work ready upon completion and able to apply your skills immediately.
This course includes a total of 200 hours of professional work placement.
This industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.
This Graduate Diploma of Counselling is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), and gives you the practical skills and theoretical foundation you need to work as a counsellor.
On successful completion of this course, you'll be eligible to apply for intern membership on the PACFA register.
There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme.
This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:
You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.