Graduate Certificate of Counselling (Child, Youth & Family Therapy)
Work with families for a brighter future
Contribute to the wellbeing of children, young adults, and families. This part-time online counselling course offers fundamental counselling theory and professional skills. Work on the essentials like case management. Grasp key legal and ethical issues.
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What you'll learn
Study UniSQ’s Graduate Certificate of Counselling (Child, Youth and Family Therapy) and be equipped with skills in child abuse prevention and intervention, along with relationship, family, child and youth counselling. Our online counselling degree is designed to enhance your career within the health, psychology or human services profession.
- Demonstrate understanding of theories and models fundamental to fields associated with counselling
- Demonstrate advanced interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
- Demonstrate ability to apply critical reasoning, judgment and problem solving to a range of professional, legal, and ethical practice issues
- Integrate theory and practice to develop counselling interventions for working with children, youth, couples, and families, within diverse contexts and groups.
As a graduate, you will be equipped to specialise in counselling, case management, well-being and youth work skills within a child, youth and family therapy career.
Completion of an Australian university three-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in any area.
English Proficiency Requirements
All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. For entry to the Graduate Certificate of Counselling (Child, Youth and Family Therapy) program, applicants are required to meet the Category 3 English Language Proficiency requirements.
On campus requirements
There are mandatory residential schools held at Ipswich, Springfield or Toowoomba campus, and synchronous mandatory online tutorials for:
- COU8006 Group Counselling Process and Practice
Credit for previous study or work
Exemptions/credit will be assessed based on the USQ Credit and Exemption Procedure.
Are you passionate about the wellbeing of children, young adults and families? UniSQ’s Graduate Certificate of Counselling (Child, Youth and Family Therapy) will equip you with skills in child abuse prevention and intervention, along with relationship, family, child and youth counselling. Our online counselling degree is designed to enhance your career within the health, psychology or human services profession. Offered part-time, this degree can alternatively be a professional development opportunity for psychologists and social workers.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
Year 1 - Semester 1
EDU5325 Child Abuse and Neglect: Intervention, Protection and Prevention
COU8021 Couple and Family Counselling
COU8022 Child and Youth Counselling
Completion of four (4) units as outlined in the Recommended Study Pattern section.
Choose your subjects
- Alcohol and Drug Studies
- Child, Youth and Family Therapy
- Foundations of Practice
- Mental Health Counselling
Approved Course List
COU8006 Group Counselling Process and Practice
EDU5335 Emotional and Behavioural Problems of Children and Adolescents
COU8014 Relapse Prevention
COU8012 Motivational Interviewing
COU8013 Introduction to Psychoactive Drugs