The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision provides advanced 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 the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision course handbook
Is your course available for Midyear entry?

Starting midyear means getting your study goals under way before the year is over. Semester 2 begins Monday 29 July, 2024.

Upgrade your skills

  • Adaptable and able to manage change
  • Apply specialised knowledge of core issues
  • Evaluate, critically analyse and respond to challenges
  • Effectively communicate relevant knowledge

Stretch your career further

  • This course is for practicing psychiatrists to specialise in forensic practice
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.

Professional accreditations

All registrar psychiatrists are required to complete a course of advanced training comprised of professional placements, an accredited academic course and a scholarly project, in order to be eligible to join the RANZCP. Swinburne University of Technology is currently accredited as a provider of the academic course component of this eligibility criteria. All Graduates of the GC-FPP will have satisfied the academic qualification required as one component of the eligibility criteria to be admitted to the RANZCP.

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

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.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision consists of a total of eight units (100 credit points). Over one year, eight units normally constitute a full-time load of 100 credit points and four units normally constitute a part-time load of 50 credit points.

Your units

Graduate Certificate

Completing 4 core units entitles you to the graduate certificate.

Core units
Graduate certificate
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
Learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Graduate Diploma

Completing an additional 4 core units entitles you to the graduate diploma.

Core units
Core units
Graduate diploma
Units of study Unit code
Core units
Developmental and Psychodynamic Models in Supervision
Core unit
Integrative and Postmodern Models in Supervision
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
Systemic Model in Supervision and Group Based Interventions
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
Live Supervision and Placement
Core unit, 12.5 credit points

Your fees

Contact Executive Counselling and Training Academy

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

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Apply directly

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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