The Graduate Certificate in Counselling Studies is a one year course, and is available on a part time basis.
This short course provides a foundation in human behaviour, approaches to counselling and interpersonal skills, as well as a focus on the importance of the person of the practitioner. With only four units, the Graduate Certificate in Counselling Studies 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.
Student feedback shows that CHC counselling students value highly the small class sizes and close interaction with staff. Employers of CHC graduates consistently report on their high levels of knowledge, skills, job readiness and industry awareness.
RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION
Applicants with recent secondary education are not eligible for entry to this course.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STUDIES
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are not eligible for admission to this course.
Applicants with a Bachelor degree in any field are eligible for admission to this course.
WORK LIFE EXPERIENCE
Applicants with work and life experience are not eligible for admission to this course.
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.
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5 (at least 6.0 in all subtests)|
|PTE (Academic)||59 (at least 51 in all subtests)|
|TOEFL (IBT)||90 (at least 16 in Listening, Reading; 21 in Writing; 18 in Speaking)|
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).
The Graduate Certificate in Counselling Studies consists of four foundational units designed to develop students’ knowledge and skills in the field of counselling.
In planning their courses, students must consult the Social Sciences Courses Handbook for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.
Fees & 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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