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Graduate Diploma of Counselling

Torrens University Australia
1 year
Full time/part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
01 November 2021

Program description

Graduate Diploma of Counselling

The Graduate Diploma of Counselling provides a postgraduate qualification for those seeking to enhance their skills in the professional domain of counselling and interpersonal communication. To deepen their understanding in business, community, education or wellbeing settings in order to facilitate positive human change.

This course has been designed to prepare its graduates for employment in a role which leverages counselling and communication skills, whether to embark on counselling as a career, or perhaps for professional development where theoretical underpinnings are brought to life in practical self-reflective ways.

Admission requirements

Those who wish to begin a career as a counsellor and gain an industry-recognised qualification whilst continuing to meet their work and family commitments.

Domestic Admission Criteria

To qualify for entry to the course applicants must usually hold a Bachelors degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline or hold a Bachelors degree and complete the Torrens Work Life entry form demonstrating their interest in and suitability to gain entry to the course. Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to: Counselling, psychology, social work, nursing, teaching, human resources, life coaching, community services, children’s services, youth work, care for the aged, care for the disabled, residential client care, welfare studies, human welfare studies, pastoral care and medicine.

For more information about the admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Core Units

  • Clinical Practice & Supervision
  • Advanced Counselling Skills
  • Digital Counselling
  • Mental Health
  • Self-care & Developing Resilience
  • Life Stages and Development
  • Theoretical Approaches to Counselling
  • Advanced Therapeutic Communication

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Available online. This will include a 5 day practical component held on campus in Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne/Adelaide.

10 credit point subject will involve approximately 36 hours of directed study and approximately 84 hours of self-directed personal study.

Tuition fees

For more about tuition fees, please request information.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Support clients with a range of issues within ethical and professional requirements
  • Understand and apply psychosocial wellbeing to practice
  • Deepen and broaden your communication skills
  • Apply theories and practical skills to personal lived experience
  • Apply theory and practice skills to demonstrate self-care

Career opportunities

You will gain the skills and knowledge required to take the steps towards a fulfilling career in a range of counselling avenues such as:

  • Private Practice
  • Addictions Counselling
  • Case Management
  • Child and Family Support
  • Community Services
  • Research
  • Corporate health consultancy
  • Rehabilitation services

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About this institute

Torrens University Australia

Torrens University Australia brings a fresh, modern, careers-focused and global perspective to higher education. Our courses are aimed at providing graduates with a globally oriented skill-set that will make them a valuable contribution to any employer. Torrens University’s ensures that...

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Why study at Torrens University Australia

  • Industry Placements
  • One-on-One Success Coaches
  • Flexible Online Learning
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Globally Focused curriculum
  • High-End Technology
  • Hundreds of Partner Companies around the Globe
  • Over 90% Alumini Employability
  • Actual industry professionals teaching

Contact info

Torrens University Australia

46-52 Mountain Street Ultimo
Sydney NSW

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