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Graduate Certificate of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Course code J53

This course offers conceptual foundations in the practice of individual psychodynamic counselling and systemic couples and family therapy.

The course provides first applied knowledge of counselling case management.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

J53

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $9,600

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Duration

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Early closing date 14-12-2019

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

J53

CRICOS code

094453D

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $16,000

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

0.5 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Early closing date 14-12-2019

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
COU6113Principles of Psychodynamic Practice15
COU6121Psychodynamic Theories of Counselling15
COU5303Couples and Family Therapy15
COU6305Individual Psychotherapy Practice 115

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a theoretical knowledge and first applied knowledge of counselling/psychotherapy case management
  2. Demonstrate advanced foundation knowledge of various psychodynamic and systemic couples and family therapy theoretical frameworks
  3. Demonstrate currency with the theory of psychoanalytic technique as it pertains to individual counselling, including applied knowledge of the concepts transference and countertransference
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of ethical frameworks for counselling
  5. Outline key principles of systemic theory to understanding couples and family functioning

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $9,600 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $16,000 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Students completing this offering will be eligible for entry level counselling roles in human and social services, NGOs and the like.

Possible future job titles

Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Human Services Officer, Community/Welfare Worker, Youth Worker, Case Worker

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