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University of New England
The University of New England's (UNE) Graduate Diploma in Counselling equips you with the professional training required for employment in a wide range of counselling contexts. Through advanced theoretical knowledge and practical counselling skills, you'll be well prepared for a rewarding career as a counsellor.
This course will ready you for working with individuals, couples, families and groups in a variety of diverse settings. You'll cover a number of key counselling areas, including loss and grief, trauma, child and adolescent counselling and group therapy.
This diploma also provides an ideal pathway to the Master of Counselling course, and is accredited with the Australian Counselling Association.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
*Closely-related disciplines include the following: counselling, psychology, social work, children's services, youth work, care for the aged, care for the disabled, residential client care, welfare studies, human welfare studies and services.
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this counselling course, the subjects you may study include:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of New England.
Graduates will be equipped with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for a career in professional counselling. The course provides opportunities in health, welfare, education and private practice settings.
This diploma is accredited with the largest registration body for Australian counsellors, the Australian Counselling Association. It also offers graduates a further study pathway to the Master of Counselling.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Curious about where a career in counselling could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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