University of Canberra

Graduate Diploma in Counselling

University of Canberra

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

The Graduate Diploma in Counselling is designed to offer an integrated and flexible pathway to meet the need for both entry and advanced level training in counselling. It provides a general but sound introduction to the counselling skills and theory for those members of the helping professions who wish either to enhance their practice or develop the required skills and qualification to become professional counsellors. It provides professional training in counselling, equipping graduates to work in a broad range of contexts.


24 credit points


  • Counselling

Standard entry requirements

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline as approved by the University
  • Demonstrate a minimum of two years relevant experience, paid or voluntary by submission of a CV including 2 referees
  • And attend a pre-admission interview at the University of Canberra. Students are required to undergo a Working with Vulnerable People check and police check to be accepted for placement by an agency to meet the requirements of the Counselling Placement and Supervision unit, Advanced Counselling Skills unit and Supervision Field Experience unit.

Study pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Community Counselling is an exit award only in the Graduate Diploma in Counselling.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $41,800

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