English Language Proficiency
Applicants whose qualifying undergraduate studies were taken in a language other than English will be required to demonstrate English proficiency as per the table below:
| Examination||Minimum Score |
| IELTS||6.5 with no band less than 6.0|
|TOEFL iBT (Internet-based)||79 with no score less than 20|
| PTE Academic||58 with no score less than 50|
Applicants with Higher Education
Applicants may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Counselling if they have previously successfully completed a relevant:
- Bachelor degree or
- Bachelor Honours degree
‘Relevant’ means a degree that includes subjects such as psychology, social work and education where you studied human motivation and behaviour. “Non-relevant” means degrees that are science based (not including psychology), where you have not studied human motivation and behaviour.
Applicants with non-relevant degrees will be considered on the basis of their Work and Life Experience.
Applicants with Work and Life Experience
Applicants without undergraduate qualifications can apply for admission via the Work and Life Experience pathway which may consider other forms of study completed in the higher education and vocational sectors, volunteer activities, contribution to church life, professional development relevant to counselling. For more information refer to the Student Selection and Admissions Policy and Procedure.
All applicants will need to meet the following requirements:
- Interview: Successfully complete an admission interview (including a Readiness for Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Questionnaire);
Recognition of Prior Learning
If the applicant is successful they will be issued an offer letter and a written agreement. Students will need to respond to the offer within 6 weeks. This is done online and a confirmation will be emailed back to the applicant. At this point, applicants are welcome to apply for Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you are eligible for credit or RPL, you may be exempt from completing some units and you may be able to finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
Please refer to the Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy reference.
Download the Student Selection and Admissions Policy and Procedure.
Please note this course is not available to International Students.