Health

Graduate Certificate of Counselling

What is Graduate Certificate of Counselling?

The Graduate Certificate of Counselling provides a postgraduate qualification for those seeking to enhance their skills in the professional domain of counselling and communication. To deepen their understanding in community and business settings in order to facilitate positive human change.

This course has been designed to prepare its graduates for employment in a role which leverages counselling and communication skills, whether to embark on counselling as a career, or perhaps for professional development where theoretical underpinnings are brought to life in practical self-reflective ways.

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Key Information

Where can I study

Where can I study

Available online.Please note: this will include a 5 day practical component held on campus in Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne/Adelaide.

Start Dates

Next intake is on 14 Sep 2020

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Workload

10 credit point subject will involve approximately 36 hours of directed study and approximately 84 hours of self-directed personal study.

Course Duration

Full time: 6 months

Part time: Available

Why Study At Torrens

We believe our students and graduates are improving lives and making the world a better place. Our focus on a practical learning environment and small class sizes will ensure you are ready for a successful nursing career.

SET FOR SUCCESS

At Torrens, we focus on your future career. Our teachers are industry professionals and our Success Coaches work closely with students. You’ll have guidance to navigate studying, build personal and professional skills and work towards your dream career.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GRADUATE?
You will gain the skills and knowledge required to take the steps towards a fulfilling career in a range of counselling avenues such as:
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Case Management
  • Child and Family work
  • Community Services
  • Research
  • Corporate health consultancy
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PERSONALISED APPROACH
Small class sizes designed for collaboration to fast-track your development in a supportive environment where you will know your peers and lecturers personally. Your success coach will focus on improving your employability, and their inside information will give you the edge you need to get ahead of the competition.

"Our postgraduate courses in counselling have never been more relevant. "

- Cath Rogers, Dean of Health & Education, Torrens University
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Course Overview

The Graduate Certificate of Counselling enables students to start or progress towards a successful and rewarding career in the counselling and wellbeing industry.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Support clients with a range of issues within ethical and professional requirements
  • Understand and apply psychosocial wellbeing to practice
  • Deepen and broaden your communication skills
  • Apply theories and practical skills to personal lived experience
  • Apply theory and practice skills to demonstrate self-care

What you will study

The Graduate Certificate in Counselling program follows a trimester model with three 12-week teaching periods completed. The course comprises 4 x 10 credit point subjects (40 credit points). The Graduate Certificate can be studied in two trimesters full-time and four trimesters part-time. This introductory course provides students with a range of approaches to counselling encompassing core counselling competencies, self-care, and advanced communication skills.

How will you study

Choose how, when and where you study, all with the support from your dedicated Success Coach.

How much you will study

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

FEE HELP

If you are an eligible student you may choose to defer some, or all, of your tuition fees through FEE-HELP. And as we are a university you can also take advantage of no loan fees on FEE-HELP when you study with us.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

To qualify for entry to the course applicants must usually hold a Bachelors degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline or hold a Bachelors degree and complete the Torrens Work Life entry form demonstrating their interest in and suitability to gain entry to the course. Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to: Counselling, psychology, social work, nursing, teaching, human resources, life coaching, community services, children’s services, youth work, care for the aged, care for the disabled, residential client care, welfare studies, human welfare studies, pastoral care and medicine.

Students who do not have a prior degree in a related field must successfully complete the Graduate Certificate Prior to enrolling in the Graduate Diploma, Master or Advanced Master. This is a professional accreditation requirement.
Special Requirements

Applicants in any category whose study, work or life experiences have been impacted by disability, illness or family disruption will be given special consideration for admission. Each application will be considered on its merit, based on the evidence supplied by the applicant attesting to the circumstances of the applicant. Applicants for special entry may need to complete written or numerical tasks to assist with assessing eligibility for admission.

Advanced standing/academic credit/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

You may be entitled to credit for prior learning, whether formal or informal. Formal learning can include previous study in higher education, vocational education, or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience. Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

Applicants admitted based on prior higher education study may be eligible for Advanced Standing in the form of credit and/or recognition of prior learning (RPL) under the Torrens University Australia Credit Policy.

* Students with completed subjects may be eligible for specified credit and/or elective exemptions

Credit will not be applied automatically. Applicants must apply for credit and/or RPL as early as possible prior to each study period, with applications not accepted after week 2. For further information about credit and recognition of prior learning please see https://www.torrens.edu.au/apply-online/course-credits
To qualify for entry to the course applicants must usually hold a Bachelors degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline or hold a Bachelors degree and complete the Torrens Work Life entry form demonstrating their interest in and suitability to gain entry to the course. Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to: Counselling, psychology, social work, nursing, teaching, human resources, life coaching, community services, children’s services, youth work, care for the aged, care for the disabled, residential client care, welfare studies, human welfare studies, pastoral care and medicine.

Students who do not have a prior degree in a related field must successfully complete the Graduate Certificate Prior to enrolling in the Graduate Diploma, Master or Advanced Master. This is a professional accreditation requirement.
Special Requirements

Applicants in any category whose study, work or life experiences have been impacted by disability, illness or family disruption will be given special consideration for admission. Each application will be considered on its merit, based on the evidence supplied by the applicant attesting to the circumstances of the applicant. Applicants for special entry may need to complete written or numerical tasks to assist with assessing eligibility for admission.

Advanced standing/academic credit/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

You may be entitled to credit for prior learning, whether formal or informal. Formal learning can include previous study in higher education, vocational education, or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience. Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

Applicants admitted based on prior higher education study may be eligible for Advanced Standing in the form of credit and/or recognition of prior learning (RPL) under the Torrens University Australia Credit Policy.

* Students with completed subjects may be eligible for specified credit and/or elective exemptions

Credit will not be applied automatically. Applicants must apply for credit and/or RPL as early as possible prior to each study period, with applications not accepted after week 2. For further information about credit and recognition of prior learning please see https://www.torrens.edu.au/apply-online/course-credits

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