Counselling

Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GradCertCounsel)

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This course will provide the opportunity to begin developing professional competence for a career in counselling.

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  • Course Code

    • C1111
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 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
  • Course Code

    • C1111
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 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

Course Description

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).

CRICOS Code: 080704E

 

  • Location

    • Perth or Mandurah Campus
  • Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • School

    • School of Health Professions
  • Qualification

    • Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GradCertCounsel)

Course Structure

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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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.

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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.

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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. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students up to $10,000 off your first year tuition fee via the International Welcome Scholarships. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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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.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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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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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Your Application Checklist

  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
  • Ask us any questions you might have (we're here to help!)
  • Now you're ready to apply!

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
  • A Personal Statement
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • A Personal Statement
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae