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University of Tasmania

Postgraduate Diploma On Campus
12 months
34950 AUD/year
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This Counselling course at University of Tasmania equips students with fundamental knowledge and skills in counselling, together with an understanding of the ethical, legal and professional issues in relation to the practice of counselling required for employment in a range of counselling roles.

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The Graduate Diploma in Counselling  course at University of Tasmania is a skill based course which aims to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required for employment in a range of counselling roles. 

The course focuses on developing an understanding of the theoretical basis of counselling and the ethical, legal and professional issues in relation to the practice of counselling, and the acquisition of counselling skills.

Students will develop an understanding of the social, cultural and developmental context in which counselling occurs and of a range of therapeutic approaches and appropriate to a range of client ages, needs and circumstances. 

The course also aims to provide professional development opportunities for people working in counselling roles.


Counselling graduates work in a wide range of settings including relationship counselling organisations, secondary and post-secondary education, community welfare centres, drug and alcohol agencies, church agencies, and private practice. 

Other graduates utilise their counselling skills in their existing employment. You might also find employment in Crisis & Trauma counselling, EAP services, Career counselling / Employment Services, Disability, Aged Care, Justice / Community Corrections, Child & Adolescent services.


The Graduate Diploma in Counselling is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counselling Skills
  • Professional Ethics and Practice
  • Adjustment To Change
  • Working with Children and Young Adults
  • Relationships Counselling
  • Addictive Behaviours
  • Rehabilitation Counselling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.




100 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 059581J

Completion of:

  • a degree with a major in psychology, behavioural or psychological science
  • a degree in an affiliated area of human services, such as education, social work, law or nursing
  • Candidates will be interviewed and are required to submit a professional statement including statement of intent, relevant work history and professional references.
  • In special cases candidates who do not satisfy the normal entry requirements but have completed the Graduate Certificate of Counselling and / or have relevant professional experience, may be accepted for entry to the course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34950 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34950 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee and is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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