University of Southern Queensland USQ

Graduate Certificate of Counselling

University of Southern Queensland USQ

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

USQ's Graduate Certificate of Business (Big Data and Visualisation) will give you the skills to analyse, understand and organise data, enabling you to reach informed conclusions, and be competitive in the job market. Your Big Data and Visualisation studies will include analysis of virtual currencies, virtualising designs and strategies, trends, social networks and business best practice.


4 units: 4 compulsory/approved courses


  • Foundations of practice
  • Alcohol and drug studies
  • Child, youth and family therapy
  • Mental health counselling

Standard entry requirements

Completion of an Australian university three year Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent plus English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.


The Graduate Certificate of Counselling (Mental Health Counselling) is designed to meet the PACFA Mental Health Practitioner Mental Health Competencies. Clinical Members of PACFA who have completed this qualification may apply to be registered as Mental Health Practitioners. For those seeking registration as a counsellor, please refer to the Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Master of Counselling degrees. The Graduate Certificate of Counselling (Foundations of Practice) is designed to address many of the training standards in the PACFA Training Standards 2018. There is a four day mandatory residential school for each of the four Foundations of Practice courses.

Study pathways

Articulate to: Graduate Diploma of Counselling.

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