The Graduate Certificate in Counselling aims to provide a basic understanding of counselling by developing the knowledge, professional skills and ethical values important to the discipline.
Students examine case studies and reflect on personal experiences. Graduates assist people of all ages to address issues and challenges in their lives.
The postgraduate programs in counselling at ACU are designed to prepare students for professional work as counsellors in Australia.
ACU offers the following courses:
- Graduate Certificate in Counselling (6 months full-time or 1 year part-time)
- Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling (2 years part-time)
- Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Child and Adolescent) (2 years part-time)
- Master of Clinical Counselling (2years full-time or equivalent part-time)
Graduates of the postgraduate counselling programs will develop an extensive knowledge of the counselling profession and of the various dimensions that affect and assist human behaviour including mental health, emotional development and life and relationship issues.
Graduates will develop skills in critical thinking, good communication, behavioural assessments, and contemporary approaches to counselling and ethical practice.