This is also an exit qualification from the Master of Family and Systemic Therapy and the Graduate Diploma in Family and Systemic Therapy


Credit points


Minimum duration

1 year part-time

Approved locations

  • Melbourne
  • Other


Williams Road Family Therapy Centre, Melbourne, Victoria

Other locations by request

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy .

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have:

1. a Bachelor degree in health or related helping discipline*; 


submitted a resume alongside their formal application, demonstrating suitability for study and evidence of relevant industry experience and/or prior learning over a sustained period;


2. Successfully complete the interview process associated with the course.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Family and Systemic Therapy, a student must complete 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, comprising of:

a. 40 cp from Specified Core Units

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progression through this course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

  • FTHY600Concepts and Models of Family and Systemic Therapy 110 CP
  • FTHY601Concepts and Models of Family and Systemic Therapy 210 CP
  • FTHY602Practices and Processes of Family and Systemic Therapy 110 CP
  • FTHY603Practices and Processes of Family and Systemic Therapy 210 CP

Course map

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Always check your Course Enrolment Guide before you finalise your enrolment.

Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Semester 1

  • Core UnitsFTHY600Concepts and Models of Family and Systemic Therapy 110 cp
  • Core UnitsFTHY602Practices and Processes of Family and Systemic Therapy 110 cp
  • Core UnitsFTHY601Concepts and Models of Family and Systemic Therapy 2

    (Pre: FTHY600)

    10 cp
  • Core UnitsFTHY603Practices and Processes of Family and Systemic Therapy 2

    (Pre: FTHY602)

    10 cp

All units are delivered in multi-mode. Please refer to the Course Enrolment Guide page for the unit intensive delivery dates.

Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in this unit. 


*Related helping disciplines in this context refers to disciplines such as counselling, social work, pastoral care, social welfare, youth work and psychology.

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