Counselling

Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GradCertCounsel)

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Are you looking for a career where you can help people through the most difficult times of their lives? Take the first step in developing professional competence for a career in counselling, or to support you in your current role.

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  • Selection Rank

  • 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
  • CRICOS Code

    • 080704E
  • 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

Counsellors help people through difficult times of their lives, often when they are most vulnerable. If you are looking to begin your journey to become a professional counsellor, or need to develop counselling skills for your current role as a teacher, nurse or human services professional, this course will develop your professional competence and personal readiness for a career in counselling.

You’ll learn through experiential education, enabling you to focus on the 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 Master of Counselling and will be exempt from the units already completed which are common to both degrees.

3 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Counselling at Murdoch

  • Study on your own terms – we offer flexible study arrangements allowing you to study full-time or part-time or at our Perth or Mandurah campus to suit your circumstances.
  • Benefit from experiential learning in a supportive environment.
  • Learn from highly experienced staff with industry and practical experience in counselling.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • coached practice in small groups
  • case studies, role plays and guest lectures
  • counselling adults
  • counselling children and adolescents
  • experiential learning in group counselling.

Your career

The Graduate Certificate in Counselling provides you with an introduction to counselling, enabling you to add counselling skills to existing professional roles in health, education, social services or business.

  • Location

    • Perth or Mandurah Campus
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

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Fees & Scholarships for

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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Be welcomed into the Murdoch University community with one of our three different Welcome Scholarships: the International Welcome Scholarship, International Welcome Scholarship – Australia or International Honours Welcome Scholarship.

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

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How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student

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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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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 typed, signed 750-word 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 typed, signed 750-word Personal Statement
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae