Accessible, flexible and accelerated
Study 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.
Be 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 industry
Gain a wide range of skills – identified and designed by industry experts – to meet the complex and evolving needs of individuals and communities.
Our 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
Understand counselling in a digital world
Gain skills to effectively adapt to the field as it expands across the digital realm. Understand how theories and techniques of counselling can be translated and adapted for delivery across a range of modalities to connect with and support people in unique and far-reaching ways.
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.
Examine the roles of counsellors working at the cultural interface
Learn the skills and abilities needed to work in the community and actively promote a positive sense of identity, culture and heritage, with particular emphasis on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and practice.
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.
Studying online with ECU
ECU Accelerated Online enables you to fit study around your life and graduate sooner than traditional part-time study. Delivered in a flexible online format and with six study periods a year, you could complete the Graduate Certificate of Counselling in as little as six months, meaning you can take advantage of the growing employment opportunities sooner.
Designed to meet best practice online learning standards and using the latest learning technology, the Graduate Certificate of Counselling will give you the same quality of education and learning outcomes that you would receive if studying on campus.