Accessible, flexible and acceleratedStudy anywhere, anytime with our flexible online format. Our course is delivered in accelerated mode, allowing you to earn your degree and put your skills into practice sooner.
Fully supportedBe supported throughout your study journey by a personal Student Success Advisor and online learning community of like-minded students and friendly, accessible staff.
Job ready skills, relevant to industryGain a wide range of skills – identified and designed by industry experts – to meet the complex and evolving needs of individuals and communities.
Professional RecognitionOur Master of Counselling has been accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
ECU’s online Graduate Certificate of Counselling is for professionals who want to expand their foundational skills and make a difference to the lives of individuals, families and communities.
Students may study this course and continue to the Masters to equip themselves to become full-time counsellors. Alternatively, they may wish to add to their existing skillset in roles including:
- Social work
- Career coaching
- Other allied health
- Human resources
- Youth work
- Human welfare roles
- Local government support/community development roles
- Case work
- Disability support work
- Cognate undergraduate social science or behavioural science
Effective counselling techniques
Gain a deepened understanding of counselling approaches across psychodynamic, behavioural, cognitive-behavioural and humanistic theories. Apply your practical skills and techniques to make assessments, plan treatments and implement evidence-based interventions.
Develop a person-centred approach
Learn how to walk alongside individuals in a process that values difference, supports self-discovery, builds on unique strengths and recognises the interrelationships between individuals, communities and social structures as important platforms for healing.
Core principles of counselling
Enhance your knowledge of effective counselling practice and the legal and ethical responsibilities of the counsellor. Learn verbal and professional writing standards relevant throughout the counselling process.
Explore self-awareness and reflective practice
Engage in self-evaluation, critical thinking and reflective practice to gain a deeper understanding of the self, and how this interplays with the therapeutic process, personal growth and ongoing professional development.