Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling

Australian Institute of Social Relations

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It reflects the role of individuals who work as family and/or couples relationship counsellors. They may work independently or in organisations, providing counselling interventions, (rather than counselling support) for families and/or couples experiencing relationship issues of a complex nature. Counselling contexts may include pre- or post- separation and divorce or where client has involvement with the Family Law system. Counsellors at this level make high level, independent, complex judgements in highly specialised contexts.

Entry Requirements:

Undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Counselling, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or equivalent; or VET Diploma of Counselling; or able to demonstrate sufficient evidence of relevant vocational experience


11 units: 5 core; 6 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Manage responses to domestic and family violence in family work; Facilitate the family counselling process; Provide relationship counselling; Provide counselling to children and young people; Work within a clinical supervision framework. Electives: Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide; Work with involuntary and mandated clients; Provide case management supervision; Implement participation and engagement strategies; Provide support to children affected by domestic and family violence; plus more.

Further information:

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed 50 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hindmarsh No info No Full time 1 year
Australian Institute of Social Relations is a division of Relationships Australia (SA) and a Registered Training Organisation offering nationally recognised qualifications and competencies in community services, counselling and training and assessment.

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