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.
The 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).
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- Counselling Skills
- Professional Ethics and Practice
- Adjustment To Change
- Working with Children and Young Adults
- Relationships Counselling
- Addictive Behaviours
- Rehabilitation Counselling
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- 12 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
It is recommended that international students should apply at least 3 months prior and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to the start date.
DisciplinesPsychology Counselling View 100 other Masters in Psychology in Australia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
CRICOS Code: 059581J
If you're interested in studying the Graduate Diploma in Counselling (M6I) you'll need to meet one of the following entry requirements:
- 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
Please note, students are also required to provide evidence of paid or voluntary work experience, a personal statement and academic references. Further information will be provided to students once they have applied.
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.
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International34950 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 34950 AUD for the full programme during 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.
Living costs for Hobart
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.