Graduate Certificate of Counselling

If you’d like to take your career further, a Graduate Certificate from JNI could be for you. In just six months this nationally recognised 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.

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Jansen Newman Institute (RTO 0269)
Career Opportunities

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Meets Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia training standards.


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


NSW - Sydney

Course length
Accelerated: 4 months | Full-time: 7 months
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Written & practical assessments, reflective journal, essay writing & clinical training
Start date

Six start dates per year.

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Jansen Newman Institute (RTO 0269)
Payment options

Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

Upfront payment

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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.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

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

Course structure

4 units


  1. Understanding social and emotional behaviour across the lifespan: An introduction to developmental psychology

  2. Theories & practices of counselling

  3. Practicum 1: Advanced therapeutic communication

  4. The counsellor: Ethics, legal & professional issues

Support and delivery

Jansen Newman Institute offers a comprehensive support for all students.

You will receive one-on-one support to help you establish goals, create study plans and develop sound study skills.


This Graduate Certificate of Counselling has been designed to specifically address the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) training standards. 

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

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:

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

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