This course will provide the opportunity to begin developing professional competence for a career in counselling.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 1 semester full-time (if commencing in Semester 1 at Murdoch, or if commencing in Semester 2 at Mandurah) or part-time equivalent, depending on unit selection
Our Graduate Certificate in Counselling gives you the opportunity to develop counselling skills that you can utilise in your current employment roles, such as teaching, health care, or human services. It is a starting point where you can begin to develop professional competence and personal readiness for a career in counselling. The course is committed to experiential learning, enabling you to focus on quality of counselling relationships as a key feature of effective counselling practice.
After graduating from this course you may apply for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts Therapies or Masters in Counselling and will be exempt from the units already completed which are common to both degrees.
The Graduate Certificate is a step towards the Graduate Diploma in Counselling or Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts Therapies, which are both accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), or the Master of Counselling degree which has Professional Accreditation with Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).
- Perth or Mandurah Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Health Professions
- Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GradCertCounsel)
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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