University of Canberra

Graduate Certificate in Counselling

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

The Graduate Certificate of Counselling is designed to introduce students to the essential knowledge and skills that will prepare them for a helping career or expand on their current understanding and practice to improve their skills for their current work situations. This course will equip students to: Provide face to face and online counselling; Gain practical knowledge of how to apply person-centred approaches to counselling situations; Work in a culturally responsive and respectful framework with clients and communities - develop reflective practices that lead to self-awareness; Understand the major counselling theories and their change mechanisms; React professionally and ethically to challenges in helping professions; Identify the professional roles and responsibilities of a counsellor and pathways to further qualifications.


12 credit points

Standard entry requirements

Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places. Applicants must have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline. No Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be offered for any units included in this course. Students must complete the four Graduate Certificate units before progressing to either the Graduate Diploma in Counselling (SCG401) or the Master of Counselling (SCM401).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $12,850
  • Full-time : 0.8 years

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