Graduate Certificate in Counselling for Education Professionals
Add counselling to your teaching repertoire
A counselling course for educational 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.
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Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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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.
Applicants with previous higher education study
- Completed course at Bachelor level or above at any Australian higher education provider (or equivalent overseas qualification); OR
- Partially completed a course at Graduate Certificate level or higher at any Australian higher education provider (or have partially completed an equivalent overseas qualification). Applicants must have completed the equivalent of at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units, the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made.
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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