COURSE DETAILS

QTAC Code

094002


CRICOS Code

N/A


Course Code

SS09


MODE

Mixed Modes


MINIMUM SELECTION THRESHOLD (OP/RANK)

N/A


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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 without a formal qualification will find this short course professionally enriching and may use it to develop their skills and enhance their career opportunities within counselling support roles. For those looking to explore counselling as a potential professional career, the Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies articulates into the Bachelor of Counselling.

Admission Criteria

RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION

Applicants who have completed secondary education in the last two years and who are aged 17 years or over, are eligible for admission to this course.

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STUDIES

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study of at least a completed Certificate III (with a GPA of at least 5.0, where applicable) and who are aged 17 years or over, are eligible for admission to this course.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Applicants with completed higher education study, and applicants with higher education study of at least one semester (full-time equivalent) who wish to transfer to or within CHC, are eligible for admission

WORK LIFE EXPERIENCE

Applicants with work and life experience who demonstrate readiness for higher education, including successful completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT), are eligible for admission to 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 Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies consists of four introductory units designed to develop students’ foundational knowledge and skills in the field of counselling. While the certificate is an excellent short qualification for those seeking to increase employment opportunities in people-helping fields, graduates can also benefit from two straightforward pathways to articulate into either the Diploma of Social Science ((+1.25 semesters) or Bachelor of Counselling (+5 semesters).

Fees & Scholarships

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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