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Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Degree Type Graduate Diploma

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3GD072

CRICOS 072305J

The Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy offers students the opportunity to develop personal and professional wisdom as trained counsellors. Counsellors and psychotherapists improve people’s lives by helping them to explore their emotional and psychological issues in a safe and confidential environment.

The diploma comprises eight courses that provide a basic foundation in counselling skills and an introduction to professional practice. Courses reflect the latest developments in the field, and students are taught by academics with extensive experience working as professional counsellors.

Students participate in small group workshops to practise and improve key skills through case-based learning. Face-to-face learning allows students the opportunity to develop close working relationships with their cohort and academics, and the flexible nature of the program means students can choose to study full-time or part-time.

Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma, students can undertake further study with the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Studying counselling prepares professionals to work in a wide variety of fields including: careers counselling, education, child and family services, child protection services, youth work, family counselling, facilitating groups, and rehabilitation counselling. Graduates are eligible for registration with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017