Graduate Diploma of Social Science (Human Services - Counselling)

This course is not available to international students.
GD-SSCHSC Postgraduate Hawthorn
The Graduate Diploma of Social Science (Human Services - Counselling) is a two year part-time program that provides students with training in the theory and practice of counselling. The program offers an alternative to the existing Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology, which is only available to students with a three-year Australian Psychological Society (APS) accredited sequence in psychology.

The Human Services - Counselling program is designed to meet the needs of people currently employed in the human services (e.g. mental health, general health care, education, law and mediation, and the public service). Students are taught a range of counselling skills that can be applied across work settings and client types.

Prospective students may also wish to consider the Graduate Certificate of Social Science (Human Services - Counselling) and the Master of Social Science (Human Services - Counselling).
Note: This program is not available for study to onshore International students with a student visa.


2 years part-time


Hawthorn (Semester 1) - View start dates

Study modes

  • Part-time (day & evening),
  • Part-time (evening)