The Graduate Certificate further enhances communication and practical counselling skills appropriate to a broad range of human service contexts such as relationship counselling organisations, community welfare centres, drug and alcohol agencies, church agencies, and private practice.
About This Course
The Graduate Certificate in Counselling has been developed to allow those with a previous undergraduate qualification/s to continue developing skills for effective interpersonal engagement. The qualification also serves as a pathway as the units comprise the first semester of the Master of Counselling Practice course.
The course is designed to build self-awareness and your capacity to relate to and engage with a broad range of clients in need of support. However, there are other significant benefits to developing your communication and counselling skills, with relevance to a broad range of human service contexts such as counselling, teaching, nursing and ministry. The course will also benefit individuals involved in community development, customer service roles, human resource management and youth work.
Building on your previous study, the Graduate Certificate in Counselling will introduce you to counselling theories grounded in research, as well as the skills for applying such theories in varying contexts.
Counselling aims to change lives for the better. If you want to improve your counselling awareness through a formal qualification or if you are seeking a pathway in a Counselling Masters degree, then the Graduate Certificate could be the next step in your journey
Course Learning Outcomes
Graduates of a Graduate Certificate in Counselling will:
- Demonstrate specialized theoretical and technical knowledge relevant to contemporary counselling practice
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Counselling will be able to:
- Evaluate counselling theories in the light of contemporary scholarship and the Christian tradition, and with a view to their applicability to counselling practice
- Analyse common client issues and identify solutions in ways which serve to serve support client wellbeing and flourishing
- Engage in therapeutic conversation with clients, utilising appropriate counselling skills, autonomy, judgement, adaptability and responsibility
Application of Knowledge and Skills
- Communicate their conclusions and professional decisions to clients and human service professionals
Diploma in Applied Social Science
The Diploma of Applied Social Science introduces you to the areas of social science and counselling or youth work. It will provide you with the fundamentals of social analysis and insights into human development and behaviour. It will orientate you to some research methodologies and social policies. This course is offered fully online unless you choose the Counselling Skills specialisation subject which needs to be done on campus.
Bachelor of Counselling
For more than 30 years, Tabor has been teaching students what it means to listen. And we mean really listen – without agenda, prejudices or judgment. Counselling another human through a challenging time in their life can be truly transformational for the individuals involved.
Bachelor of Youth Work
Young people are actively involved in shaping our world. So, what will this world look like for all of us in the future? How will life be better for citizens of the next century? The Tabor Bachelor of Youth Work is developed around a central, optimistic ideology – that young people enrich society. Such enrichment requires unity and collaboration. Human experience is fundamentally relational and Tabor believes that any society is made better by the presence of multiple voices.
Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Building on your previous study, the Graduate Diploma in Counselling will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of foundational theories in counselling. The many specialisation subjects available will help you more effectively customise the delivery of your counselling, depending on situations and contexts.
Master of Counselling Practice
For more than 30 years, Tabor has been teaching students to listen. And we’ve been teaching them in real-life environments. The Masters of Counselling Practice places a significant emphasis on supervised practice in clinical situations where students of the program engage in delivering practical one-on-one counselling.
Students may choose two units from the following:
- HSC102.8 Counselling and Mental Health
- HSC103.8 Working with Grief and Loss
- HSC202.8 Counselling Theories and Practice
- HSC101.8 Human Lifespan Development
- EDU211.9 Ethical Understandings
- HSS106.8 Trauma Informed Care
- MTO141.8 Meaningful Living
Pathway options can be discussed with the Head of Program at enrollment.
How long does it take?
6 months full-time or part-time equivalent.
What do I need for entry?
ACADEMIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
Successful completion of a 3-year Bachelor’s degree with a Credit average of at least 5.0, or approved equivalent.
NON-ACADEMIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
- Current CV
- Transcripts from previous academic studies
- Prospective students need to be able to demonstrate the presence of a set of human capacities as a pre-requisite for acceptance into a Counselling course at Tabor. This is demonstrated in two ways:
- A personal statement – addressing your motivation to study counselling and your choice of Tabor as an institution (500 words). We recommend that this statement be written as a first-person narrative that discusses your skills, personal qualities and experiences that will assist your development into an exceptional counsellor.
- An intake interview – applicants must attend an interview in which they demonstrate capacities for counselling including self-awareness, relational abilities, ethical understanding, and the ability to reflect on experience and be open to feedback.
When can I start?
Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July