Graduate Diploma of Social Science (Professional Counselling)

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This course has been replaced with a newer course - this course is closed for new enrolments, the information on this page is provided for continuing students.

This program is only available in Singapore.  A comparable and equivalent program for Australian domestic students residing in Melbourne is the Graduate Diploma of Counselling (GD-COU).
Swinburne University of Technology offers the Graduate Certificate of Social Science (Professional Counselling) and the Graduate Diploma of Social Science (Professional Counselling) programs as a pathway to the Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling). The three programs constitute an accredited nested suite of courses with different exit points.
The Graduate Diploma of Social Science (Professional Counselling) is designed to provide an overview of major theoretical principles of counselling and assist students in understanding how various interventions can be applied in a range of counselling settings. In addition to training in practical counselling skills, students are taught to competently apply research methodology in a multi-cultural setting. Overall, the course is intended to prepare the students for professional practice as a counsellor in a range of organisational settings.
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Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 75% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.  

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