Deakin University

Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Child Play

Deakin University

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

With a Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Child Play, you can get an introduction to the therapeutic powers of play while building specialised skills that allow you to work more effectively with children.Love working with children and want a deeper understanding of the way they think, behave and feel?Even adults with years of life experience can find it hard to work through difficult feelings associated with mental health, trauma, self-esteem and relationships. When it comes to children, especially those without well-developed coping skills, these feelings can lead to problematic behaviour. Play therapy is increasingly being used as a way of helping children overcome these issues and make sense of their experiences. The beauty of play therapy is its simplicity. It allows children to express themselves through a comforting and familiar medium.


4 credit points. Two units are core (compulsory) and students can choose from a list of four elective units for the other two units.


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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
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 months

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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