Torrens University Australia
FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment
1 year full-time – part-time options also available
3 intake dates each year – enquire now!
Interested in how people work? Looking to turn your listening skills into a career? This online Diploma of Counselling and Communication Skills from Torrens University Australia is for you.
An introduction to working in the counselling industry, this course provides theoretical, contextual and practical knowledge in counselling and communication.
You'll be introduced to the social theories that explain human psychology, behaviour and identity, and the Australian mental health context, and receive significant opportunity to explore the relationship between counselling models and counselling in practice, with a 60-hour industry placement included in this course. Counselling client contact constitutes 45 hours, allowing you substantial time to develop your listening skills, ability to empathise and reflect, and your understanding of the ethics and critical theory of counselling in practice.
You'll also be introduced to the skills of project management and case management required to work in counselling, offering you a competitive professional advantage after graduation.
In order to succeed in your studies, each subject in this course requires a combination of 120 hours of structured and self-directed learning, which equates to about 10 hours a week over 12-week trimesters.
Assessments for this course may take a variety of forms, including:
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To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the university's minimum entry requirement of Year 12 completion, or equivalent.
All students are also required to demonstrate sufficient competency in English.
In this counselling course, the subjects you may study include:
Torrens Dynamic Online Learning mode means you can study at your own pace. By providing you with on-demand access to course materials and content, you can study when you want, where you want.
Torrens also runs Touch-Point weekend sessions that allow you to hear from industry professionals, chat to lecturers and expand your network.
Torrens students will also have access to Torrens Success Coaches, who will help you align your strengths and learning with your goals. From the moment you are admitted to your course, a Success Coach will be available to help you successfully navigate the educational landscape and build your personal and professional skills.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course entirely online.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma of Counselling and Communication Skills from Torrens University Australia.
You may choose to seek employment after graduation in any role requiring communication and critical thinking skills.
After completing this course, you also have the option to upgrade your qualification to a Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) at Torrens University Australia's sister institution, the Jansen Newman Institute.
Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Torrens also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants, including the Vice Chancellor Scholarship and the Regional/Remote Access and Indigenous Access Scholarship.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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