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Graduate Certificate of Counselling (GCCO)

Study Mode
  • External
  • Online

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 4 units

  • 1 year part-time

  • -

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Program Information Set

Enrich your counselling career

Are you looking to enhance your counselling skills? USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Counselling will allow you to upskill, specialise and diversify your career with specialist counselling skills. Our online counselling degree is perfect for current professionals and graduates in health, psychology, social work, or human services. Throughout your studies, you will gain counselling techniques, diagnosis and online therapeutic interventions skills transferable to a variety of careers and industries.

Your study options

Professional accreditation

The Graduate Certificate of Counselling (Mental Health Counselling) is designed to meet the PACFA Mental Health Practitioner Competencies. Clinical Members of PACFA who have completed this qualification may apply to be registered as Mental Health Practitioners. For those seeking registration as a counsellor, please refer to the Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Master of Counselling degrees. 

The Graduate Certificate of Counselling (Foundations of Practice) is designed to address many of the training standards in the PACFA Training Standards 2018. There is a four-day mandatory residential school for each of the four Foundations of Practice courses.

Counselling pathways

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