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Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Child, Youth & Family Therapy)

Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Child, Youth & Family Therapy) (GDCN)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 1 year or part-time equivalent
Start
  • Feb, May, Sep

Overview

  • Do you want to specialise in relationship, child, youth and family counselling? With 老司机视频’s Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Child, Youth and Family Therapy) you will gain knowledge and expertise to assist couples and families.
  • Learn to assess a couple’s or family’s needs, and to provide an appropriate intervention and articulate strategies of engagement.
  • Examine the specific methods of engagement and intervention with child and youth clients, including developmental considerations for intervention and child abuse prevention.
  • While the study is mainly online, you will be required to attend mandatory residential schools at 老司机视频 Ipswich campus associated with four designated courses to meet the required number of hours of face-to-face instruction and ensure you have the best possible skills preparation.

Further study and Professional accreditation

A 老司机视频 Graduate Diploma of Counselling enables you to apply for membership with the . However, if you wish to gain professional accreditation and practice as a counsellor we recommend you go on to study the Master of Counselling. You may be eligible to transfer to the Master of Counselling once you have completed 50 percent of the Graduate Diploma of Counselling (which must include two Foundation of Practice courses).

Career outcomes

  • As a graduate, you will be equipped to specialise in counselling, case management, wellbeing and youth work skills within a child, youth and family therapy career.

Entry requirements 

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognised university.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses* 5
3 x specialisation courses 3
Total 8

 

*Four of the core courses have a mandatory 4-day residential school at 老司机视频 Ipswich and mandatory online tutorials.

Refer to the for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. All students will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials to gain practical experience, use facilities and specialist equipment, and meet staff and other students.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 26640

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from .

Scholarships

At 老司机视频, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to 老司机视频.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 20 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 10 February Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 26 May Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
Trimester 3, 2025 Monday 8 September Monday 1 September Monday 8 September Friday 5 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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