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What will I learn?

This course teaches counselling skills and theory with an integrated focus on professional integrity and a Christian worldview.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Graduate Diploma of Counselling will teach you the technical and theoretical aspects of professional counselling, integrated with a Christian worldview. This course has an emphasis on vocational readiness and will teach you to apply counselling skills with integrity and professionalism. The units from this course can be used for credit towards the Masters-level counselling degree.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course structure is based on two semesters (each of 13 weeks duration), with four subjects taught in each semester. It comprises:

80 credit points of core subjects

To qualify for award of the Graduate Diploma of Counselling, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 80 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core subjects.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Arts, Social Sciences and Education

CRICOS

108381G

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$22,320.00 (12,14,363) per year
AUD $2,790 per subject
Start date

8 August 2022

Venue

AC Hobart Campus

45 Melville Street,

HOBART,

Tasmania,

7000, HOBART, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$22,320.00 (12,14,363) per year
AUD $2,790 per subject
Start date

8 August 2022

Venue

Alphacrucis College

Sydney Campus,

30 Cowper Street,

PARRAMATTA,

New South Wales,

2150, SYDNEY, 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)

This course of study requires the completion of a higher education qualification by an authorized institution. Applicants with recent high school education only are not eligible for direct entry into this course.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

This course of study requires the completion of a higher education qualification by an authorized institution. Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification only are not eligible for direct entry into this course.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants whose highest level of study enrolment since leaving secondary education is a higher education qualification must demonstrate the 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 authorized institution. Students who have completed an AQF Level 7 bachelor’s degree or overseas equivalent in a field other than Education must demonstrate two years professional experience relevant to the field.

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 7.0 (with no score below 7.0 in any of the four skills areas). IELTS (or equivalent) is not required for applicants who have undertaken five years of required higher education study (or equivalent) in English from an approved country or who have completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification awarded in English under the Australian Qualification Framework by an authorised institution or registered training organisation.

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

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