Graduate Diploma of Creative Therapies

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

The Graduate Diploma of Creative Therapies will provide you with a sound theoretical and practical foundation in creative therapies - therapies that include art, play, dance, drama, and music. Specifically, this course has been designed to equip practitioners who work with diverse client groups to utilise creative therapies in your practice. This course also imparts the necessary skills in research, evaluation, and professional practice to enable you to choose suitable therapies and to accommodate the unique challenges of each client. The course blends Western approaches with Aboriginal healing practices and knowledges.The course is designed for people working in health, community, justice, education, and cognate fields as well as individuals who work in Aboriginal and cross-cultural communities.


During the first four units of this course, you will learn the key principles of creative therapies, specifically how to apply art, play, dance, drama, and music therapies to diverse clients - such as individuals who have been exposed to trauma, refugees, and members of Aboriginal communities. During the final set of four units, you will learn how to apply and adapt these therapies to challenging circumstances - such as more complex cases. To achieve this goal, you will learn about research, evaluation, ethical principles, legal principles, and professional practices.

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of a bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification or a Graduate Certificate of Creative Therapies from Charles Darwin University.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
  • Flexible Delivery years
  • Full-time years
  • Part-time : 2 years

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