Graduate Certificate in Counselling for Health Professionals
Add counselling to your healthcare repertoire
A counselling course for clinicians and health care professionals. Learn how to support patients in distress. Cover areas such as loss, grief, trauma, and addiction. 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 of health 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 current healthcare professionals to develop their capacity to support guidance and counselling within their current healthcare and/or clinical 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.
In the course of their work, health professionals encounter patient distress. Knowing how to support patients as they navigate their health conditions is key to providing whole-of-person care and maximizing health outcomes including quality of life. This certificate will equip students with the knowledge and strategies to support patients navigate issues including loss, grief, and trauma associated with life events including disability, addiction, chronic illness, infertility, and ageing.
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-KHA601 - Addictive Behaviours
Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects, as required in the schedule to be eligible for this award. Students may take up to 2 years to complete, however the Government's Higher Education Relief Package funding expires in 2020 and tuition fee will go back to normal rate in 2021.
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
Once you've checked your eligibility, apply and enrol for this degree following the steps.
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