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Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Drug & Alcohol)

Not offered in 2012

GradDipCouns(Drug&Alc)

80 cp

Minimum duration: 2 years part-time.

Course available at: Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

Graduate Certificate in Counselling(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 with substantial studies in an 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. 70 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings; and
  2. Supervised Practicum unit

3. Exit point

A student who has completed the following requirements may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Counselling:

  1. 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings;

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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

Unit Code Credit Points

Unit Title

COUN500 10 Foundational Theories and Applications of Counselling
COUN501 10 Counselling in Practice
COUN502 10 Human Development and Contemporary Models of Counselling
(Pre: COUN500 Foundational Theories and Applications of Counselling)
COUN503 10 Interaction Groups
COUN520 10 Understanding Substance Use and Dependence
(Pre: 40cp of 500-level COUN Units)
COUN521 10 Assessment of Drug and Alcohol Use and Co-Morbidity
(Pre: 40cp of 500- level COUN Units)
COUN522 10 Counselling in the Context of Addiction
(Pre: COUN520 Understanding Substance Use and Dependence and COUN521 Assessment of Drug and Alcohol Use and Co-Morbidity)

Supervised Practicum unit

Unit Code Credit Points

Unit Title

COUN523 10 Supervised Practicum
(Co-req: COUN522 Counselling in the Context of Addiction)


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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