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Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Degree Type Graduate Certificate

Duration 6 months full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3GC056

CRICOS 072306G

This program introduces students to the broad theoretical foundation and skills of counselling and psychotherapy, providing an introductory pathway to training in a specific counselling and psychotherapy modality as well as providing training in a range of specific modalities to experienced counsellors.

This program meets the training standards of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3GC056
    Mid-year entry? Subject to availability
    Deferment? No
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only.
    A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    All applicants must provide the following additional information: ? a written statement of up to 500 words outlining the motivation for studying the programs ? names of two referees
    ? a current CV
    ? and attend an interview (by phone or skype) Within ten days of submitting a formal SATAC preference, applicants must provide all required additional information on line directly to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the following link: https://health.adelaide.edu.au/admissions/pgcandp/application.html
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC056

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    IELTS Overall 7 [more info]
    Mid-year entry? No
    CRICOS 072306G
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only
    Prerequisites
    Bachelor degree or equivalent
    Equivalent Scores
    IELTS
    Overall
    Reading
    Listening
    Speaking
    Writing
    7
    7
    7
    7
    7
    Additional Entry Requirements
    All applicants must provide the following additional information:

    ? a written statement of up to 500 words outlining the motivation for studying the programs ? names of two referees
    ? a current CV
    ? and attend an interview (by phone or skype)

    Within ten days of submitting a formal application, candidates must provide all required additional information on line directly to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the following link: https://health.adelaide.edu.au/admissions/pgcandp/application.html

    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $12,500 for 6 months

    International applicants

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    Tuition fee International student place: $16,750 for 6 months

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

     

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Professional Accreditation

    The clinical pathway of the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy has been designed to meet the training requirements for counselling practitioners as outlined by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). This enables graduates to apply for registration with the Counselling Association of South Australia and PACFA, and to be listed with the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP).

    Potential careers

    Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Therapist

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Students complete 4 core courses in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Core Courses - Select courses to the value of 12 units (4 courses) from the following:

    Recommended study plan
    Year 1

    PUB HLTH 5005 Counselling Skills 1



    PUB HLTH 5008 Counselling and Psychotherapy Theories



    PUB HLTH 5007 Attachment across the Lifespan



    PUB HLTH 7078 Qualitative Research Methods in Health

    Assessment

    Case reports, presentations, quizzes and written assignments.

  • Related Degrees
  • Further Study
    The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy are a nested suite of degrees, allowing for entry and exit at three different points:

    Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy

    • 6 months (full time)

    • 4 courses (12 units)

    exit point or can lead into:
    Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy


    • + 6 months (full time)

    • 8 courses (additional 12 units)

    exit point or can lead into:
    Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy

    • + 12 months (full time)

    • Clinical (Placement) or Research (Thesis) (additional 24 units)

    exit point
  • Further Information

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Last updated: Thursday, 2 Feb 2017

 

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