What will I learn?

Become a qualified counsellor. The course provides an opportunity to interact with and learn from very successful, highly qualified and experienced professionals. It also allows you to enter one of the fastest growing professions. Students will complete the following units:

  • Counselling Skills
  • The Counselling Practice
  • Interview Techniques & Questioning
  • Facilitating Solutions
  • Counselling Sessions
  • Problem Solving
  • Counselling Approaches
  • Psychology
  • Mental Health
  • Welfare Practice
  • Communications Techniques
  • Ethics and the Counselling Practice

Career Prospects

If you want to become a counsellor, this course is for you!

The job prospects for counsellors have reached a new all-time high. Over the past five years employment in this sector increased by 57.1% to 30000 (compared to growth of 10.9% for all occupations). More than half of workers (64.5%) are employed full-time. Employment growth over the next five years is expected to grow very strongly (3.2% per annum compared to 1.8% for all occupations).

The demand for counsellors in society enables you to assist those who need assistance via community based counselling organisations or even by setting up your very own practice which is what most graduates aim to do.

Online Learning

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

Our course content and learning experience ensure that your course is relevant and interesting. Learning, tutorial assistance and assessments take place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world. It takes place at your own pace on your own terms to fit your lifestyle. As an ICI student, you’ll never endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC). The courses offered by ICI are unique as they take a very “hands on” approach. Our courses are not designed to teach you just the “theory” behind the industry – they are written and tutored by industry professionals and will fast-track you into a new career of your choice.

ICI Diploma

Recognises the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. ICI Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Fitness

Study options

Online/Distance (24 weeks)

Tuition fees
AUD $1,611 for the entire course
Start date

To suit the client/individual

Entry requirements

For international students

There are no previous work or education requirements for entry into course level. Students may enroll directly into the Diploma levels without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

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