Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling
An introduction to counselling
Study mental health and human behaviour and think about a career supporting others through difficult times. Grasp the fundamentals of counselling. Explore the link between mental health and wellbeing. Touch on theory and develop your skills.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
- 27 Jun 21
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Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Explain human behaviour through reference to counselling theories and research evidence
- Explain the impacts of chronic mental and physical health conditions on human behaviour and quality of life
- Demonstrate developing skills in communicating with diverse populations
- Apply appropriate knowledge of ethical and professional standards relevant to the practice of counselling across different contexts
- Demonstrate developing understanding of counselling principles and their application to the self and others
This Undergraduate Certificate is open to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds.
Applicants with previous higher education study:
- Completed at least two units (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) of Bachelor level study or four units (equivalent to 50 UTAS credit points) of Associate Degree level study, OR
- Completed the UTAS Diploma of University Studies or University Preparation Program (UPP); OR
- Completed four or more units in the UTAS Diploma of University Studies or UPP with no fail results
Applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years):
- A minimum ATAR of 40, OR
- Completed the TCE (or equivalent) with a minimum of Satisfactory Achievements (SA) in 5 x Level 2 subjects.
Applicants with previous VET / TAFE study:
- Completed a Certificate III or higher in a related field of study, OR
- Completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in any field of study
Work and Life
Applications on the basis of work or life experience:
- If you have not completed any of the above, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement.
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.
This certificate provides an introduction to key skills and knowledge in the field of counselling. Through their studies, students will gain an understanding of mental health, human behaviour, the impact of chronic health conditions on quality of life, ethical practice, and applied counselling skills. They will also develop skills in applying strategies to themselves and others to improve their quality of life.
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-PSY235 - Counselling Fundamentals
- TAS-PSY114 - Stress, Self-Care and Mindfulness
- TAS-PSY124 - Understanding Individuality and Abnormality
- TAS-PSY223 - Health and Psychological Wellbeing
Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects, as required in the schedule to be eligible for this award.
Pick your subjects to begin.
Apply for the degree, or enrol directly into a subject. It's up to you!
You can apply for government funding or pay up-front.
This degree has open enrolment subjects which allow you to start without submitting a degree application.
You'll have the option to apply for the degree once you've successfully passed the subjects. In many cases, you'll even gain credit.