Graduate Certificate of Counselling
Explore and grow your interpersonal communication skills
Build a knowledge base of the theoretical and ethical underpinnings of counselling. You’ll study delivery methods – including telehealth – and common mental health conditions. Get to know the importance of self-care and professional boundaries.
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At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
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As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready. During this course you will:
- Support clients with a range of issues within ethical and professional requirements.
- Understand and apply psychosocial wellbeing to practice.
- Deepen and broaden communication skills.
- Apply theories and practical skills to personal lived experience and to demonstrate self-care.
This course has been designed to prepare you for employment in a role which leverages counselling and communication skills. Upon completion, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in the professional domain of counselling or continue your studies. Potential career paths include:
- Case Manager
- Rehabilitation Counsellor
- Addiction Counsellor
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change. Entry requirements for this course includes:
- AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above in a relevant discipline ;OR
- A Bachelor’s degree and complete the Torrens Work Life entry form demonstrating your interest in and suitability to gain entry to the course ;OR
- Successfully complete the Graduate Certificate prior to enrolling in the Graduate Diploma, Master or Advanced Master.
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
This graduate certificate develops your knowledge of the theoretical and ethical underpinnings of counselling, delivery methods such as telehealth, suicidality, common mental health conditions, and the importance of personal and professional self-care and effective boundaries.
The course enables you to start or advance a successful and rewarding career in the counselling and wellbeing industry.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support. Participate in live classes, connecting with specialist lecturers and fellow students. When studying online, you’ll complete the same set of self-paced study modules as on-campus students, and graduate with the same qualification. Best of all, you get access to view live content on demand.
Course duration: 2 trimesters full time, 4 or more trimesters part time