The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision provides high-quality multidisciplinary training for mental health professionals who work in a supervisory capacity or intend to become supervisors. The course provides specialised skills across a range of professional disciplines and is designed to meet the needs of qualified counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and other mental health professionals.

View Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision course handbook
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Upgrade your skills

  • Specialised skills in supervision
  • Advanced technical skills
  • Creative skills
  • Make high-level, independent judgements
  • Responsibility and accountability

Stretch your career further

This course is aimed at qualified counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers who want to upskill.

International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Why Swinburne?

Ranked top 250 in the world for the subject of psychology

Times Higher Education World University Ranking by Subject 2023

83.5% of students found employment within 4 months of graduating

Ranked top 20% in Australia for 5-star PG Overall experience


Please note this program is only available to offshore Singaporean nationals completing the program via Executive Training Counselling Academy.

The program is taught in English. If necessary, applicants will need to provide evidence of advanced proficiency in written and spoken English.

Applicants must also satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of an approved undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a related discipline from a recognised university or equivalent institution; and
  • Completion of a government recognised program in counselling training at a satisfactory standard or completion of a program in a related discipline at professional certificate level, which in the opinion of the Selection Committee, is suitable preparation for entry into the program

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Assess your eligibility for entry to Swinburne

Other requirements

Selection is based on an interview and the applicant’s suitability for the course as determined by personal suitability as well as academic and work experience. Each applicant will be expected to provide: evidence of a high standard of performance in previous academic studies, two referee reports, evidence of appropriate supervised counselling experience and a written statement of their reasons for wishing to undertake the program. 

Prospective applicants residing in Singapore should contact:

Executive Counselling and Training Academy
210 Middle Road
Singapore Pools Building
Singapore 188994

Tel: +65 6346 6411
Fax: +65 6334 2911

Email: info@ecta.edu.sg

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

View course handbook

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

How credit points work

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision, students must complete 50 credit points comprising:

Foundation units
Specialist unit
Practical unit
Graduate Certificate

Nested programs

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision forms the first stage in a nested suite of programs. Continue studying with the:

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Introduction to Clinical Supervision
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
Ethical and Legal Issues in Supervision
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CBT Models in Supervision
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
Peer and Group Practical Supervision and Assessment
Core unit, 12.5 credit points


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Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2024 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible full-fee paying higher education students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government pays the amount of the loan directly to Swinburne.

Find out more about fees

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Finances
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.
Learn more about paying your fees

Eligibility for FEE-HELP

You’re eligible for a FEE-HELP loan if you are studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or UniLink or OUA course at Swinburne, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens
  • are undertaking bridging study for overseas trained professionals and will be living in Australia for the duration of this study
  • have not exceeded the new combined Help Loan limit.

The HELP limit is the maximum amount you can borrow from the government in your lifetime towards your education costs. It is fixed and cannot be topped up.

Learn more about FEE-HELP


Scholarship applications for 2024 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

Learn more about scholarships

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 20 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Learn more about scholarships

Apply directly

For further information about the program and application processes, prospective applicants residing in Singapore should contact:

Executive Counselling and Training Academy

210 Middle Road
Singapore Pools Building
Singapore 188994

Tel: +65 6346 6411
Fax: +65 6334 2911
Email: info@ecta.edu.sg

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