The Graduate Diploma of Counselling examines a variety of teaching and learning methods designed to foster personal and professional development in the areas of human services counselling, couple counselling, forensic counselling or professional counselling.
The course is available part-time in Australia, and full-time and part-time in Singapore.
The course is designed to improve counselling skills of people currently employed or interested in employment in one of the human services sectors (i.e., education, mental health, health, community, justice and welfare sectors); or who have an interest in the specialist fields of couple counselling or forensic counselling.
The couple counselling stream is delivered in collaboration with Relationships Australia, Victoria (RAV), which has a longstanding reputation for providing evidence-based training to students and professionally qualified counsellors wanting to specialise in couple therapy.
The forensic stream is delivered in collaboration with the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS), Swinburne University of Technology, which is the current preferred provider of evidence-based specialist forensic training to a wide variety of professionals working with forensic clients both in Victoria and across Australia. Partnerships with forensic organisations are in place to support forensic placements.
The professional counselling stream is designed to improve counselling skills of people currently employed or interested in employment in professional counselling.
The professional counselling stream is only offered in Singapore in collaboration with the Executive Counselling and Training Academy. It is available to Singapore citizens, Singapore permanent residents, holders of a valid Singapore dependant’s pass, and holders of a valid Singapore work permit.
Note: This program is not available for study to onshore international students studying on a student visa.