CHC81015 Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling

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Overview

Classroom sessions are in Sydney only.

The Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling equips you to work with therapeutic challenges of relationship dynamics through an immersion in systemic practice and theory. You will gain clinical skills, knowledge and confidence in managing the complexities and intricacies particular to working with couples and families.

This nationally recognised qualification equips students to respond appropriately to domestic and family violence and to work within a culturally competent framework with diverse couples and families within their wider social context.

The Institute will deliver this qualification in partnership with Relationships Australia New South Wales using a mixed-mode of both online and face to face delivery.

Face to face blocks are focused entirely on practical training and include the minimum fifty (50) hours of clinical work placement at Relationship Australia NSW, Sydney.

To read an interview with Relationships Australia SA’s Practice Manager, Relationship Counselling, Janet Muirhead, click here.

Two Year Pathway

Applications for the Two Year pathway open at the mid-point of the first year of study for students who have achieved competency in the theory components of the Family Therapy and Couple Therapy modules.

An extended work placement and additional costs are involved in the Two Year pathway. For more information email training@ransw.org.au

Work Placement Requirements

50 hours minimum of supervised counselling clinic

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into the CHC81015 Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling you must hold:

  • An undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or equivalent

OR

  • An accredited qualification in counselling at Diploma or Advanced Diploma level

OR

  • Previous experience in a family counselling environment in a job role involving the self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas, the exercise of independent judgment and decision making, and a range of technical and other skills.

Technical requirements for this course

Students must have access to a computer and the internet to allow them to study using our online platform (Moodle LMS). Students should be competent in using a computer.  The online program involves participation in synchronous (at the same time) and asynchronous (in your own time) learning assessment activities. You will require:

  • Computer or laptop
  • Stable internet connection
  • Fast and secure web browser. We recommend Chrome or Firefox
  • Web camera (or camera integrated into laptop or PC) and headset

Employment Opportunities

Career pathways within the community services sector include Family Counsellor, Couple and Family Counsellor, Relationship Counsellor, Marriage Counsellor, Post Separation Counsellor, Child and Family Counsellor and/or Child and Family Counsellor.

Tuition Fees

Tution fee: $11,000

Duration

12 Months

Delivery Mode

Blended Learning

Recognition

Students seeking recognition for all or part of a qualification must first complete the online Recognition Application.

Qualification Pathways

Participants who complete this qualification (AQF level 8) may be eligible for a Masters Degree (AQF Level 9) program.

Enrolment Dates

Enrolments close on 11 February 2019
Course commencement 25 January 2019

Work Placement Requirements

50 hours minimum of supervised counselling clinic

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into the CHC81015 Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling you must hold:

  • An undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or equivalent

OR

  • An accredited qualification in counselling at Diploma or Advanced Diploma level

OR

  • Previous experience in a family counselling environment in a job role involving the self-directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas, the exercise of independent judgment and decision making, and a range of technical and other skills.

Technical requirements for this course

Students must have access to a computer and the internet to allow them to study using our online platform (Moodle LMS). Students should be competent in using a computer.  The online program involves participation in synchronous (at the same time) and asynchronous (in your own time) learning assessment activities. You will require:

  • Computer or laptop
  • Stable internet connection
  • Fast and secure web browser. We recommend Chrome or Firefox
  • Web camera (or camera integrated into laptop or PC) and headset

Employment Opportunities

Career pathways within the community services sector include Family Counsellor, Couple and Family Counsellor, Relationship Counsellor, Marriage Counsellor, Post Separation Counsellor, Child and Family Counsellor and/or Child and Family Counsellor.

Tuition Fees

Tution fee: $11,000

Duration

12 Months

Delivery Mode

Blended Learning

Recognition

Students seeking recognition for all or part of a qualification must first complete the online Recognition Application.

Qualification Pathways

Participants who complete this qualification (AQF level 8) may be eligible for a Masters Degree (AQF Level 9) program.

Enrolment Dates

Enrolments close on 11 February 2019
Course commencement 25 January 2019

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