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CRICOS course code: 089752B
Level of study: Postgraduate
The Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling course is designed to provide students with the specialised skills and knowledge required to work as family and/or couples relationship counsellors.
They learn various family therapies, domestic violence, children and youth counselling, couple relationship, family law and applied research including extensive clinical experience.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed 50 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
At the Graduate Diploma (AQF8) level:
Graduates will have advanced knowledge and mastery skills in relationship counselling areas and their professional occupations.
Graduates will have advanced cognitive and communication skills to select and apply methods.
analyse critically, evaluate and transform information to complete a range of activities.
analyse, generate and transmit solutions to complex problems transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others.
Graduates will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.
The Graduates who are awarded this qualification will be equipped to work:
Independently or in organisations, providing counselling interventions, (rather than counselling support), for families and/or couples experiencing relationship issues of a complex nature.
In the counselling contexts including pre- or post- separation and divorce or where the client has involvement with the Family Law system.
As Counsellors who may make high level, independent, complex judgements in highly specialised contexts.
With the following occupation titles as a professional family counsellor:
Child and Family counsellor
Contact service practice manager
Family relationship counsellor
DURATION AND REQUIREMENTS
The Graduate Diploma course can be completed in 2 years if studied full-time. Part-time study options are available. Each subject takes 110 hrs on average to complete. Students need to spend 16-17 hours in studying a week. To complete the Graduate Diploma of counselling, 11 units of competency are required including 5 core units and 6 elective units. (see course structure part below for the specific descriptions)
MODE OF DELIVERY
The training and assessment are delivered online or mixture of different modes for local or overseas students. However, international program in Australia is delivered in a mixture mode (face to face mostly and little bit of online)
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To gain entry into CHC81015 Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling, candidates must have:
An undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or equivalent
Hold a Diploma of Counselling from the CHC Community Services Training Package or equivalent
Previous experience in a family counselling environment in a job role involving the self directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas, the exercise of independent judgement and decision making, and a range of technical and other skills.