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Graduate Certificate of Counselling (Child, Youth and Family Therapy)

Summary
Graduate Certificate of Counselling Specialisation Child, Youth & Family Therapy (GCCO)

Study Mode
  • External
  • Online

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

Number of Units
  • 4 units

Duration
  • 1 year part-time

Campus
  • -

This specialisations can be studied fully online.
View USQ Handbook

Study Child, Youth and Family counselling

Are you passionate about the wellbeing of children, young adults and families? USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Counselling (Child, Youth and Family Therapy) will equip you in skills of child abuse prevention and intervention, along with relationship, family, child and youth counselling.

Our online counselling degree is designed to enhance your career within the health, psychology or human services profession. Offered part-time, this degree can alternatively be a professional development opportunity for psychologists and social workers.

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.

Other specialisations for the Graduate Certificate of Counselling include: Alcohol and Drug StudiesClinical Supervision, Foundations of Practice and Mental Health Counselling

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Courses to be studied Units
3 x specialisation courses 3
plus  1 x approved course 1
Total 4
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (4 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 10880

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Pre-requisite: 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, from a recognised university

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2019 - Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.

Credit for previous study or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.