School of Health Professions

Postgraduate courses

Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GradCertCounsel)

The Graduate Certificate in Counselling provides students with the opportunity to begin developing professional competence and personal readiness for a career in counselling. The course is committed to experiential learning, enabling students to focus on quality of counselling relationships as a key feature of effective counselling practice.

Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GradCertCounsel)

The Graduate Diploma in Counselling supports students in developing professional competence and personal readiness for a career in counselling. It is committed to experiential learning, with an emphasis on the counselling relationship, the key feature of effective counselling practice. The critical appraisal of counselling literature combined with applied learning across most units provides students with the opportunity to develop a good foundation of theoretical knowledge and elementary hands-on counselling skills.

Master of Counselling (MCounsel)

The Master of Counselling supports students in developing professional competence and personal readiness for a career in counselling. The course is committed to experiential learning, with an emphasis on the counselling relationship, the key feature of effective counselling practice. All students engage in the critical appraisal of selected counselling literature/research. In the second year students can complete a substantial research project addressing an issue in counselling theory or practice, or complete their award through course work and a smaller research project.

Creative Arts Therapies (GradDipArtTherapy)

The Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts Therapies course focuses on core person-centred counselling skills and the use of creative arts to equip students to use these skills in the fields of counselling, teaching, social work, chaplaincy, psychology and other client-centred professions.

Master of Health Care Management (MHCM)

The Master of Health Care Management aims to cultivate excellence in quality, leadership and management in health professionals working in Quality, Safety, Risk and Middle Management roles in acute, community, mental health, primary and aged care public and private sectors. Students will, on completion of the course, have the capacity and capability of applying these skills in a range of management positions and become leaders and champions of change. Innovative and creative elective units are designed to allow different disciplines to focus on their areas of speciality.