What will I learn?

Counsellors help people through difficult times of their lives, often when they are most vulnerable. If you are looking to begin your journey to become a professional counsellor, or need to develop counselling skills for your current role as a teacher, nurse or human services professional, this course will develop your professional competence and personal readiness for a career in counselling.

You’ll learn through experiential education, enabling you to focus on the quality of counselling relationships as a key feature of effective counselling practice.

After graduating from this course you may apply for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts Therapies or Master of Counselling and will be exempt from the units already completed which are common to both degrees.

3 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Counselling at Murdoch

Study on your own terms – we offer flexible study arrangements allowing you to study full-time or part-time or at our Perth or Mandurah campus to suit your circumstances.
Benefit from experiential learning in a supportive environment.
Learn from highly experienced staff with industry and practical experience in counselling.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

Coached practice in small groups.
Case studies, role plays and guest lectures.
Counselling adults.
Counselling children and adolescents.
Experiential learning in group counselling.

Your career

The Graduate Certificate in Counselling provides you with an introduction to counselling, enabling you to add counselling skills to existing professional roles in health, education, social services

Which department am I in?

Social and Cultural studies

CRICOS

080704E

Study options

Full Time (1 semester)

Tuition fees
A$15,540.00 (US$ 11,236) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 1 August 2022

Venue

Mandurah Campus

Education Drive,

MANDURAH,

Western Australia,

6210, MANDURAH, Australia

Full Time (1 semester)

Tuition fees
A$15,540.00 (US$ 11,236) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 1 August 2022

Venue

Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,

MURDOCH,

Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor degree (AQF level 7) or equivalent; Successful completion of at least two university units at AQF level 7 degree or above. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS): overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT): 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based): 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Pearson Test of English (PTE) - 50 with no band below 50; Cambridge Advanced English prior 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English after 169 overall with no band below 169 ; Occupational English Test (OET): OET with a minimum of C in the four components.

For international students

Completion of a bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in any discipline. Applications based on previous study or professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - IELTS overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0; Cambridge Advanced English after January 2015 (CAE): 185 overall with no band below 185; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 68 with no band below 68; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT) - 94 with no band less than 24; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 592 (Test of Written English not less than 5.0; Occupational English Test (OET) - (Post-Sept 2018) OET with a minimum of four B's (350-440) in each of the four components

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

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