Postgraduate Certificate Online

Education (Counselling in Education Contexts)

6 months
13440 AUD/year
11280 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Education (Counselling in Education Contexts) from the University of Southern Queensland is ideal for teachers wishing to extend their career as a guidance officer, guidance counsellor or school counsellor. 


  • Develop basic counselling skills and an understanding of the key issues faced by students and how today’s professionals in education are tackling them.
  • You will have the opportunity to study in the areas of advanced counselling in educational contexts, emotional and behavioural problems of children and young people, child wellbeing and protection, and assessment and testing.
  • This Education (Counselling in Education Contexts) from the University of Southern Queensland does not qualify you for teacher registration in Queensland. You can qualify for teacher registration in Queensland with the Master of Learning and Teaching (Early Years), Master of Learning and Teaching (Primary) or Master of Learning and Teaching (Secondary).

Career outcomes 

  • Career opportunities exist in an array of work environments from schools, TAFEs and universities to government agencies and industry. Roles include guidance officer, guidance counsellor or school counsellor.
  • Students planning to work as a Guidance Officer in Education Queensland's state schools usually require registration as a teacher in addition to the Master of Education (Guidance and Counselling). Counselling roles in schools in the Independent or Catholic sectors in Queensland may have different requirements. You should check the requirements with your prospective employer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Lifelong Career Development
  •  Career Development in Educational Settings
  • Professional Study
  • Consultation and Communication: Theory and Practice 
  • Advanced Counselling in Educational Contexts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply throughout the year and for courses that start in three different semesters
  • Apply early, to make sure you secure a place


4 alternative credits




Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: QLD 00244B, NSW 02225M   

  • 3-year bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13440 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13440 AUD per year during 6 months.
  • National

    11280 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11280 AUD per year during 6 months.
  • International/Online: AUD 13440 


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