Why study with ECU Accelerated Online?
Who should study this course?
What you will learn
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 people 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.
What you will study
The course has 3 units of study.
- Foundations of Counselling Practice
- Theories and Techniques in Counselling
- The Role of the Counsellor
Not only will you be supported by the academic staff, with feedback and answers to your academic-related questions, but you will also receive dedicated one-on-one support for all non-academic queries from your Student Success Advisor. They are available via phone or email and provide motivation and guidance to support you to achieve your study goals.
Assessments vary from unit to unit. Please check with your Course Coordinator or Student Success Advisor about each unit assessment requirements. Assessments may include case studies, reviews, reports, portfolios, applied projects and presentations. We do not hold exams for 100% online programs.
Course admission requirements
To gain entry into the Graduate Certificate of Counselling you will need the following:
- Bachelor degree from a country specified in the Admissions Policy (with preference given to degrees relating to 'helping professions');
- IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
The government loan scheme that applies to most postgraduate courses is known as FEE-HELP. Australian citizens and holders of a Permanent Humanitarian visa who are residing within Australia are eligible to access FEE-HELP. Using this program, you can borrow enough money from the Commonwealth Government to cover your course fees. Once your income reaches a certain level, you will pay the loan back via the tax system.
For more information on fees and the FEE-HELP loan, call us on 1300 707 760.
How to apply
Ready to apply? Our support staff are available to guide you through our three-step process.