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What will I learn?

The course is designed to equip students in their development as a Counsellor.

Students will be trained by exceptional academics and leaders from the industry who will support and encourage them in their studies. At the completion of this study, graduates are able to apply for membership with relevant accreditation bodies.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure is based on two semesters (each of 12 weeks duration, plus a study week), with four subjects taught in each semester. It comprises:

  • 4 compulsory core subjects (40 credit points)
  • 4 elective subjects (40 credit points)

To qualify for award of the degree of Graduate Diploma of Applied Social Science a candidate shall complete at least 80 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core subjects.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge:

Deepen their knowledge of counselling theory and practice in order to operate as an independent professional within their chosen profession.

Demonstrate the capacity to manage the self-care, professional conduct and currency of both themselves and those under their leadership

Skills:

Review, analyze, consolidate and synthesize knowledge pertaining to the social sciences and counselling and their integration.

Be responsible and accountable for their own learning and practice

Think more critically, generate and creatively evaluate complex ideas.

Operate professionally at a more highly skilled level

Effectively communicate understanding and complex knowledge to a variety of audiences.

Plan, supervise and evaluate the work of others.

Application of Knowledge and Skills:

Self-awareness and the ability to be self-evaluative

Self-care, professional conduct and the need to keep current in their field

Self organisation and well-developed judgement and adaptability

Those attributes that prepare them for membership advancement in their chosen professional association

Interpersonal relationships with superiors and subordinates.

**Some subjects must be completed face-to-face to meet professional accreditation requirements.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Arts, Social Sciences and Education

CRICOS

093684G

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$22,320.00 (12,02,586) per year
AUD $2,790 per subject; Application Fee: AUD $100
Start date

8 August 2022

Venue

Alphacrucis College

Sydney Campus,

30 Cowper Street,

PARRAMATTA,

New South Wales,

2150, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$22,320.00 (12,02,586) per year
AUD $2,790 per subject; Application Fee: AUD $100
Start date

8 August 2022

Venue

AC Perth Campus

Suite 3/642, Albany Highway,

VICTORIA PARK,

Western Australia,

6100, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education: Completion of at least an Australian Level 7 Bachelor degree awarded under the Australian Qualifications Framework (or equivalent overseas qualification). Applicants with Recent Secondary Education are not eligible for direct entry into this course. For Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training Qualification: Completion of at least an AQF Level 7 Bachelor’s degree in education, or equivalent, or completion of a Level 8 or above equivalent postgraduate qualification by an authorised institution. Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification are not eligible for this course. Applicants with a Higher Education Qualification: Completion of an Australian Level 7 Bachelor degree awarded under the Australian Qualifications Framework (or equivalent overseas qualification). OR Completion of an Australian Level 8+ postgraduate qualification awarded under the Australian Qualifications Framework (or equivalent overseas qualification). A completed Australian Level 8 Postgraduate Certificate requires a credit average overall. Applicants with Work and Life Experience: This course requires the completion of at least an Australian Level 7 Bachelor degree awarded under the Australian Qualifications Framework (or equivalent overseas qualification). Applicants with Work and Life Experience may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Leadership as a pathway course. International Students will be required to show proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 overall, reading 6.5; writing 6.5; speaking 6.5; listening 6.5 (or equivalent).

For international students

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)

Recent high school leavers are not eligible for direct entry into this course.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification are not eligible for this course.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education qualification must demonstrate the completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelor’s degree (or higher) by an authorized institution for admission into this course.

Overseas students are required to demonstrate their English proficiency skills. Such students admitted into our programs must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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