Graduate Certificate in Counselling for Education Professionals
Add counselling to your teaching repertoire
A counselling course for education professionals. Learn how to support young students during life challenges. Consider unique counselling strategies for disability, illness, and disorders. Formalise your counselling skills and gain recognition.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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Upon completion of this degree, the student should be able to:
- Apply advanced counselling specific knowledge and skills to human behaviour with consideration for the lifespan and developmental issues of the individual and/or audience
- Critically reflect on the challenges of coping with life events and the diversity and variability of experiences of change, loss, grief, trauma, and the meanings attached to them
- Demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills to interpret client information and integrate this with evidence-based interventions to generate, implement, and evaluate individualised treatment approaches
This course supports educational professionals to develop their capacity within the field of guidance and counselling, either in specific roles (e.g., guidance counsellor, guidance officer, or school counsellor) or within their current educational role.
To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:
- A Bachelor Degree from a recognised Institution. The degree should include a major in psychology, behavioural or psychological science; OR
- A degree in an affiliated area of human services, such as education, social work, law or nursing; or be other equivalent qualifications; OR
- A combination of qualifications which required at least one year of full-time tertiary study, or is deemed equivalent by the College of Health and Medicine.
This course does not admit students on the basis of secondary education.
This course does not admit students on the basis of VET / TAFE study.
Work and Life
This course does not admit students on the basis of work or life experience.
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
Education professionals support the learning and support needs of their students, including those relating to social and emotional life challenges. In these situations, being able to provide appropriate counselling strategies to support student needs is paramount. This course will equip graduates with an understanding of counselling process, with particular emphasis on working with children and adolescent presentations. Consideration is given to developmental issues, attachment, disorders of childhood and adolescence, chronic illness and disability. Strategies for intervention will also be addressed including engaging children in therapy and the therapeutic needs of children and adolescents facing specific problems.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended.
Year 1. 4 subjects in first year including
4 core subjects
- TAS-KHA501 - Counselling Skills 1
- TAS-KHA502 - Counselling Skills 2
- TAS-KHA507 - Adjustment to Change
- TAS-KHA618 - Working with Children and Young People
Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects, as required in the schedule to be eligible for this award.
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
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