GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF COUNSELLING
TRANSFORMATIVE SELF-AWARENESS IN YOUR PERSONAL, SPIRITUAL, AND SOCIAL IDENTITY
The Graduate Certificate of Counselling is completed part-time over 1 year and can be considered as one-half of the Graduate Diploma of Counselling. The Graduate Certificate is surrendered by students who go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Counselling. Units are available both on-campus and online.
Entry to the Graduate Certificate of Counselling is based on evidence of a capacity to undertake higher degree studies including a:
Applicants must attend an interview in which they demonstrate capacity for counselling, including self-awareness, a relational capacity, ability to work in a team, capacity for ethical behaviour and ability to reflect on experience, learn from it and be open to feedback.
Applicants over 21 years of age who have not completed an undergraduate degree may be considered for admission if they provide evidence of educational and/or professional background deemed to be equivalent to an undergraduate degree. Such evidence would include non-tertiary study (i.e., VET, professional studies that are non-accredited), documented life experiences equivalent to an undergraduate degree, and/or work experience that would suggest the capacity for postgraduate study.
The Graduate Certificate of Counselling provides education and training in the core skills of counselling. Graduates of this award will have advanced knowledge and skill in the key components of developing therapeutic counselling relationships and an understanding of the therapeutic alliance. Graduates will be able to apply this knowledge to developing therapeutic relationships in a range of contexts. The Graduate Certificate will also provide the necessary skills for further training in counselling through either the Graduate Diploma or Master of Counselling.
The Graduate Certificate will enable graduates to utilise their skills within their existing professional careers: for example, as pastors, teachers, health care professionals or community care workers.
16 credit points at 600-level.
Units of study are each 4 credit points.
The course is usually completed in a minimum of 2 semesters (each of 13 weeks duration).
The maximum length of candidature: Full time: 0.5 years (1 semester), Part time: 2 years.
Units are available both on-campus and online.
With permission from the Dean of Counselling students may complete up to 1 unit of study from the Graduate Diploma of Counselling Course units in place of the elective units. Applicants who have an existing graduate degree in counselling may receive exemption for equivalent units studied and will select appropriate replacement subjects from either the elective units offered in the Graduate Diploma or the Master of Counselling Course units.
|CO601||Therapeutic Communication Skills||4|
|ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 1)|
|CO602||Counselling Theory and Practice||4|
|CO611||Legal, Ethical and Cultural Issues||4|
|CO603||Counselling Methodologies in Therapeutic Practice||4|
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