Course details

CRICOS course code: 048166D

Level of study: Graduate Certificates

Summary

Progress a fulfilling and insightful career in counselling.

The Graduate Diploma of Counselling provides students with professional training in counselling knowledge, skills and interventions applicable to contemporary counselling and mental health care. Students of this course will formulate an evolving approach to counselling practice, based on theoretical and technical integration.
Gaining real world experience through the application of learning in professional placement opportunities, graduates are critically reflective, fit to practice effectively and ethically with diverse populations of individuals, groups, and communities in our rapidly changing world. The course provides direct pathway to the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy course at ACAP.

This course has been accredited by TEQSA. The course is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

This course has also been accredited by the Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) under its self-accrediting authority.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Expertise in human behaviour forms the foundation of all our courses including our Graduate Diploma of Counselling.

You’ll explore with an applied focus:

  • Cross-cultural Counselling
  • Ethical Practice
  • Contemporary Counselling
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Practices

PATHWAYS FOR FUTURE STUDY

Completion of the Graduate Diploma of Counselling provides the necessary qualification to apply for further study in counselling into the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy. This course will equip students with advanced skills in Counselling, Mental Health and Psychotherapy.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
23,850 Per Year
Read moreTuition Fee per Subject / Unit: 3,786; Total course fee - 45,432
06 Feb 2023
29 May 2023
18 Sep 2023
2 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
123 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
23,850 Per Year
Read moreTuition Fee per Subject / Unit: 3,786; Total course fee - 45,432
06 Feb 2023
29 May 2023
18 Sep 2023
2 years
Blended study
Melbourne Campus
123 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

Meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in any field from an accredited Higher Education Provider, and
  • Completion of a Counselling Applicant Screening Questionnaire; and
  • Completion of a National Criminal History Record check within 30 days of accepting the offer.

Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by ACAP as equivalent to Australian qualifications.

Address

Australian College of Applied Psychology
Sydney Campus
255 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales 2000
Australia
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