In a nutshell
Rewarding. Challenging. Life-changing. A career in counselling is all of these things – and more!
Want to make a real difference for others? An online Graduate Certificate of Counselling with Edith Cowan University can kickstart your career in helping people live their most empowered lives.
100% online, this certificate explores the foundational theories and techniques of counselling.
You’ll take away skills for delivering counselling across a range of modalities. Topics covered include developing a person-centred approach, working at the cultural interface, and reflective practices.
In demand across a range of disciplines, including nursing, social work and teaching, counselling skills can be applied to a broad range of cultural groups, clients, and professional settings.
This course lays the foundation for a career in counselling. Continue on to complete a Masters to become a full-time counsellor.
What you’ll need
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- 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)
In this counselling course, the subjects you may study include:
- Foundations of Counselling Practice
- Theories and Techniques in Counselling
- The Role of the Counsellor
Why Edith Cowan University Online?
Edith Cowan University is consistently rated in the top Australian universities for student experience and teaching quality and ranked #9 in the world for quality education in 2020.
Accessible, Flexible and Accelerated: Study anywhere, anytime with our flexible online format delivered in accelerated mode, allowing you to earn your degree and put your skills into practice sooner
Fully Supported: 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 the industry. Our accelerated program means you graduate and put your skills into practice sooner than traditional part-time study options.
Edith Cowan University provides ongoing support to all students enrolled in online courses that encourages them to reach their potential.