Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (GDipCounsPsych)

Program Code

GDCP

Academic Year

2020

Program Faculty

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy consists of core and elective coursework to introduce students to the broad theoretical foundations and skills of counselling / psychotherapy. It will provide an introductory pathway to training in a specific counselling / psychotherapy modality or provide training in a range of specific counselling / psychotherapy modalities to experienced counsellors.
The Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Conditions

Conditions of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Head of School/Program Coordinator before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.
 
 

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units

  Core courses to the value of 18 units
  Elective courses to the value of 6 units

Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 18 units.

Courses to the value of up to 18 units may be taken from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PUB HLTH 5005 Counselling Skills 1 3
PUB HLTH 5006 Ethics in the Counselling Workplace 3
PUB HLTH 5007 Attachment Across the Lifespan 3
PUB HLTH 5008 Counselling and Psychotherapy Theories 3
PUB HLTH 6018 Counselling Skills 2 3
PUB HLTH 6021 Nature of Grief 3