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Edith Cowan University (ECU)

  • 19% international / 81% domestic

Graduate Certificate of Counselling

  • Graduate Certificate

Enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
6 months part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
Intake Months
Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Aug, Oct
Domestic Fees
$9,900 total
International Fees
$9,900 total

About this course

Counselling skills are increasingly relevant to a range of disciplines, including nursing, social work and teaching.

You can deepen your skills and respond to the evolving needs of individuals and communities with ECU's online Graduate Certificate of Counselling.

You will examine techniques of counsellors in various modalities and gain practical knowledge of how to apply person-centred approaches to counselling. You will also begin to develop reflective practices to continue your development as you walk alongside individuals and communities.

The online Graduate Certificate of Counselling has been accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and is an excellent pathway to the ECU's online Master of Counselling.

Course code: I93

Entry requirements

To gain entry into the Graduate Certificate of Counselling you will need the following:

  • Bachelor degree from a country specified in the Admissions Policy (with preference given to degrees relating to 'helping professions');
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);

Study locations


What you will learn

Understand counselling in a digital world

Gain skills to effectively adapt to the field as it expands across the digital realm. Understand how theories and techniques of counselling can be translated and adapted for delivery across a range of modalities to connect with and support people in unique and far-reaching ways.

Develop a person-centred approach

Learn how to walk alongside individuals in a process that values difference, supports self-discovery, builds on unique strengths and recognises the interrelationships between individuals, communities and social structures as important platforms for healing.

Examine the roles of counsellors working at the cultural interface

Learn the skills and abilities needed to work in the community and actively promote a positive sense of identity, culture and heritage, with particular emphasis on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and practice.

Explore self-awareness and reflective practice

Engage in self-evaluation, critical thinking and reflective practice to gain a deeper understanding of the self, and how this interplays with the therapeutic process, personal growth and ongoing professional development.