Deakin University

Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Child Play

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Enhance your ability to work with children and adolescents.Whether you work with children in the educational, medical, or allied health professions, you will benefit from learning the latest research behind children's development of play skills. Explore the important role that play has in the lives of children and learn the skills necessary to assess children’s play behaviour.From the fundamentals of attachment theory to the therapeutic powers of play, the Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Child Play gives you a strong insight into effective ways to implement play into your work with children.


4 credit points. All four 1 credit point units are core units (these are compulsory).


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Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Bachelor Degree or higher or two years relevant work experience or evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.


The Master course H705 Master of Child Play Therapy leads to professional recognition. This Graduate Certificate is a skills enhancement program that supports practitioners to engage new learning and enhance their existing skills.

Study pathways

This course provides a pathway to other postgraduate coursework programs.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Domestic: $13,900
International: $17,300

Fee comments

Campuses: Cloud(online).

Note that this course is offered to international students by offshore external study only.

Further information

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