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Course Code

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This short course provides a foundation in human behaviour, approaches to counselling, interpersonal skills, as well as a focus on the importance of the person of the practitioner. With only four subjects, the certificate has been developed on a pedagogy that values experiential learning and face-to-face interaction, with an emphasis on understanding the human person of both the client and the counsellor.

Successful engagement in counselling study requires a level of personal maturity and self-awareness. Consequently, entry into the Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling is subject not only to academic requirements, but also personal suitability as assessed through an interview, a personal statement and referee reports.

Student feedback shows that CHC counselling students value highly the small class sizes and close interaction with staff. Feedback from employers of CHC graduates consistently report on their high levels of knowledge, job readiness, skills and industry awareness fostering best practice.

Students already working in people-helping fields or counselling support roles will find this short course professionally enriching and may use it to develop their skills and enhance career opportunities. For those exploring counselling as a potential professional career, the Graduate Certificate in Counselling Studies articulates into the Master of Counselling.

Admission Criteria

RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION

Not eligible for this course.

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STUDIES

Not eligible for this course.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Applicants with a Bachelor degree in any field are eligible for admission to this course.

WORK LIFE EXPERIENCE

Not eligible for this course.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least one year, was conducted in the English language or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language Proficiency examination (see table below). Results are to be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.

EXAMINATION Minimum Requirement
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (at least 6.0 in all subtests)
PTE (Academic) 59 (at least 51 in all subtests)
TOEFL (PBT) 577
TOEFL (IBT) 90 (at least 16 in Listening, Reading; 21 in Writing; 18 in Speaking)

PERSONAL SUTIABILITY REQUIREMENTS

Personal suitability for counselling is assessed through an interview, a personal statement and two personal referees’ reports

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to think creatively, be curious and innovate.

Students enrolled in the course will benefit from the School’s emphasis on student engagement and experiential learning. CHC values face-to-face teaching of counselling skills from lecturers with professional industry experience, while still offering flexible study options and top-quality online learning resources. QILT surveys for the years 2017-2019 reflect that 95.9% of CHC graduates from the School of Social Sciences had a positive overall experience (82.3% national average).

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Course Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Counselling Studies consists of four foundational units designed to develop students’ knowledge and skills in the field of counselling. While the certificate is an excellent short qualification for those seeking to develop skills to support their work in existing roles and increase employment opportunities in people-helping fields, graduates can also benefit from a straightforward pathway into the Master of Counselling (+3 semesters).

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FEES

All courses at CHC have study costs associated with them, and these are determined by whether you are a domestic student or an international student, and whether you are in a fee-paying place or a Commonwealth supported place.

Different payment options are available, and eligible students can access the Commonwealth government’s HELP scheme to defer the payment of their study costs.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

CHC has a number of scholarships available in particular course areas to help students who are coming to CHC as school-leavers.

The Government also provides some financial assistance to students to help the transition into study.

Further information about scholarships and government financial assistance is available below.

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