Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling

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An Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling provides students with the opportunity to study for counselling or chaplaincy at an introductory level enabling them to gain the foundational knowledge, skills and abilities required commencing serving in a counselling or chaplaincy context.

Students will be able to move toward employment within a community, church or a parachurch context. The award is designed to give a basic introduction to counselling and chaplaincy theories and practices to enable students to serve within their field of choice within the counselling or chaplaincy vocations. It is a fantastic pathway for those who are seeking to upskill or begin their journey to employment in the areas of chaplaincy or counselling.

Students who wish to apply for the Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling are required to enrol in four of the six following subjects.

  • Counselling Skills 1
  • Introduction to Marriage and Family Counselling
  • Introduction to Counselling Theories and Practice
  • Self Care
  • Crisis Intervention and Trauma Counselling
  • Critical Thinking and Writing Skills

Course Load

  • One semester full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Generally, 6 hours per week per subject is required to do well, which includes lectures, readings and assignments.

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