Graduate Certificate of Education (Counselling in Educational Contexts)
Make a difference in the lives of others
Are you wishing to extend your teaching career into the field of Guidance and Counselling as a guidance officer, guidance counsellor or school counsellor? The Graduate Certificate of Education (Counselling in Educational Contexts) will help prepare you to make this transition.
Develop basic counselling skills and an understanding of the key issues faced by students and how today’s professionals in education are tackling them. This specialisation will introduce you to the key theories and practices of counselling in education contexts. You will have the opportunity to undertake a course in Mental Health Promotion and Intervention or responses to child abuse and neglect.
After completing the Graduate Certificate of Education (Counselling in Educational Contexts) with a minimum GPA of 4.0, you will have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Education.
If you do not achieve a GPA of 4.0, you may have the option to continue your studies with a Graduate Diploma of Education before moving on to a Master of Education (provided other program entry requirements are met).
Note: This program does not qualify you for teacher registration in Queensland. To qualify for teacher registration in Queensland, please refer to the Master of Learning and Teaching.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this program are:
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 9480|
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.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- 3-year bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.
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.
How to apply
To apply for this degree:
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2019 - applications close Friday 29 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 18 November 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.