- Do you have a passion for supporting those with mental health conditions? Promoting mental well-being, preventing mental disorders, and providing high quality and culturally appropriate services are essential goals to addressing the burden of disease caused by mental illness.
- Our Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Mental Health Counselling) will help develop the necessary skills that underpin mental health counselling practices in Australia.
- You’ll explore the major mental health classification and diagnostic systems, case formulation, collaborative treatment planning, treatment and outcome evaluation, and the general principles and practice of case management.
- While study is mainly online, you will be required to attend mandatory residential schools at UniSQ Ipswich campus associated with four designated courses to meet the required number of hours of face-to-face instruction and ensure you have the best possible skills preparation.
Further study and Professional accreditation
A UniSQ Graduate Diploma of Counselling enables you to apply for membership with the Australian Counselling Association. However, if you wish to gain professional accreditation and practice as a counsellor we recommend you go on to study the Master of Counselling. You may be eligible to transfer to the Master of Counselling once you have completed 50 percent of the Graduate Diploma of Counselling (which must include two Foundation of Practice courses).