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Graduate Diploma in Counselling

University of Tasmania
1 year
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
On campus
Hobart
English
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34,950 AUD

Program description

Graduate Diploma in Counselling

This course equips students with fundamental knowledge and skills in counselling, together with an understanding of the ethical, legal and professional issues in relation to the practice of counselling required for employment in a range of counselling roles.

Students will develop an understanding of the social, cultural and developmental context in which counselling occurs and of a range of therapeutic approaches and appropriate to a range of client ages, needs and circumstances.The course also aims to provide professional development opportunities for people working in counselling roles.

Course objectives

The Graduate Diploma in Counselling is a skill based course which aims to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required for employment in a range of counselling roles. The course focuses on developing an understanding of the theoretical basis of counselling and the ethical, legal and professional issues in relation to the practice of counselling, and the acquisition of counselling skills.

Students will develop an understanding of the social, cultural and developmental context in which counselling occurs and of a range of therapeutic approaches and appropriate to a range of client ages, needs and circumstances. The course also aims to provide professional development opportunities for people working in counselling roles.

Admission requirements

If you're interested in studying the Graduate Diploma in Counselling (M6I) you'll need to meet one of the following entry requirements:

Completion of:

  • A degree with a major in psychology, behavioural or psychological science
  • A degree in an affiliated area of human services, such as education, social work, law or nursing

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


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Program content

  • Counselling Skills 1
  • Counselling Skills 2
  • Professional Ethics and Practice
  • Adjustment To Change
  • Working with Children and Young Adults
  • Relationships Counselling
  • Addictive Behaviours
  • Rehabilitation Counselling

Scholarships & funding

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

Career opportunities

Counselling graduates work in a wide range of settings including relationship counselling organisations, secondary and post-secondary education, community welfare centres, drug and alcohol agencies, church agencies, and private practice. Other graduates utilise their counselling skills in their existing employment. You might also find employment in Crisis & Trauma counselling, EAP services, Career counselling / Employment Services, Disability, Aged Care, Justice / Community Corrections, Child & Adolescent services.

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About this institute

University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

Tasmania is a place unlike any other.  Our island is a living laboratory where environment, industry and society are uniquely connected.  With 45% of the island being National Park or World Heritage listed it is a stunning place to get...


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Why study at University of Tasmania

Australia ranked #2 study abroad country

Australia has been ranked the #2 study abroad country in the world for 2020! With everything from the tranquility of the Gold Coast beaches to the adventure of the Australian Alps, take a trip “Down Under” and discover why Australia is a great choice for an exceptional study abroad experience.

Tasmania is unique and so are Tasmanians. We believe in our island. We embrace the unusual. And we love imagination.

From our vibrant cities to the stillness of our World Heritage-listed wilderness, our incredible island is a place of contrasts – and we embrace its character in everything we do.

We offer great courses in an extraordinary location, and our teaching is supported by world-leading research, so you know you’re getting direct access to the best expertise. We’re the only university in the state, which means you will get unparalleled access to industry connections through our institution’s partnerships.

Contact info

University of Tasmania

Private Bag 51
TAS 7001 Hobart
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www.utas.edu.au

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