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Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Child & Adolescent)

Not Offered 2012

GradDipCouns (Child&Adolescent)

80 cp

Minimum duration: 2 years part-time.

Course available at: Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

Graduate Certificate in Counselling (Child & Adolescent) (Exit qualification only)
GradCertCouns
40 cp
Minimum duration: 1 year part-time.

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have satisfied the following prerequisites:

  1. a Bachelor degree with substantial studies in a appropriate field2; or
    1. an Advanced Diploma in an area relevant to welfare or community services;
    2. eligibility for membership of a relevant professional body;
    3. relevant work experience and at least two supporting professional references
    and
  2. a satisfactory interview demonstrating suitability to undertake the course.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Graduate Diploma

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma, a student must complete:

  1. 60 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings; and
  2. Two Supervised Practicum units

3. Exit point

A student who has completed the following requirements may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Counselling (Child and Adolescent):

  1. 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings;

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Click here for Unit Descriptions

Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Unit Code Credit Point Unit Title
COUN650 10 Attachment Organisation and Adaptation
COUN651 10 Emotional Development and Disturbance
COUN652 10 The Child and Adolescent in the Family System
(Pre: COUN650 Attachment Organisation and Adaptation or COUN651 Emotional Development and Disturbance)
COUN654 10 Counselling Children (Pre: 30 cp of 600-level COUN units)
COUN655 10 Counselling Adolescents (Pre: 30 cp of 600-level COUN units)
COUN656 10 Therapeutic Play

Supervised Practicum unit

Unit Code Credit Point Unit Title
COUN653 10 Supervised Practicum A (Co-req: COUN652 The Child and Adolescent in the Family System)
COUN657 10

Supervised Practicum B (Pre: COUN653 Supervised Practicum A)


1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2 For example counselling, psychology, social or behavioural science, social work, education or nursing.

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