The Graduate Certificate of Counselling is the perfect entry point for those wanting to explore counselling as a new career or field of study with the option to continue into further study of the Master of Counselling upon completion.
As a counselling student, you will develop a working knowledge of the challenges and rewards of being 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.
This postgraduate counselling course is also perfect for those in human-interaction professions whose occupations include an aspect of counselling in their daily operations (e.g. education, ministry, nursing, occupational therapy, pastoral work, policing, paramedics etc), providing an opportunity for them to improve or extend their existing skillset by learning how to counsel and support others more effectively.
The course is also a great gateway for those without a prior undergraduate degree who are interested in counselling and would like to know if they want to pursue a postgraduate counselling degree.
Students may also use the Graduate Certificate to continue studying 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)