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Graduate Certificate of Counselling (Clinical Supervision)

Graduate Certificate of Counselling Specialisation Clinical Supervision (GCCO)

Study Mode
  • External
  • Online

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

Number of Units
  • 4 units

  • 1 year part-time

  • -

View USQ Handbook

Become a skilled mentor

Are you a health professional looking to acquire practical skills in clinical supervision? USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Counselling (Clinical Supervision) will further develop your supervision skills and knowledge acquisition. You will gain knowledge of current models of supervision and develop these skills through a field experience practicum.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Counselling, you have the option to take the credit you receive from your studies and go on to complete USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Counselling or the Master of Counselling.

Professional accreditation

Our Clinical Supervision, Foundations of Practice and Mental Health Counselling specialisations are designed to meet the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) standards and competencies.

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Counselling (Clinical Supervision) will enhance your specialist knowledge and skills in counselling, and supervisory abilities in a clinical supervision role.
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.

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. View the USQ Handbook (see link below) or please contact us for more information.

Courses to be studied Units
3 x core specialisation courses* 3
plus  1 x approved course 1
Total 4

 *You are required to undertake a practicum placement for one of the core courses.

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 (8 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

  • A three-year bachelor's degree in counselling, social work, psychology, or related area from a recognised university.
  • Be a provisional or full member with a relevant professional body (e.g. counselling, social work, psychology, psychiatry).
  • Participate in an interview (in person or online). Selection Criteria addressed in interview:
    • demonstrates sufficient depth of counselling experience and knowledge
    • demonstrates sufficient understanding of, and commitment to, ethical behaviour and displays sound ethical judgement
    • demonstrates sufficient interpersonal effectiveness, openness to feedback and a history of engaging in reflective practice.

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.