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Psychology & Mental Health Essentials

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Explore the fascinating psychology behind our brains, bodies and behaviours and learn new ways to improve mental health and wellbeing. Learn directly from Australia’s leading counsellors, psychologists and health coaches. Discover the complex inner wor...

Study Method Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental health counselling +5
Ulleo -  Course
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Nutritional Counselling Advanced Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

The global health industry is gigantic. More and more people are seeking help to find more balance in their lives and guidance to greater wellbeing. This provides abundant opportunities for developing a successful business that changes people’s l...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Nutritional counsellor +7
Health Academy Australia -  Course
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Graduate Certificate of Counselling I93

In a noisy world that is complex, uncertain and constantly changing, it’s more important than ever that there are people who can listen. There is a growing demand for counselling professionals in nursing, social work, teaching and other community-based...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Social work +10
Edith Cowan University Online -  Course
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The Counselling Toolkit

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Whether you want to launch a new career, upskill in your current role, or simply learn more about what it means to be human – counselling is an invaluable skill for anyone and everyone. Explore real-world counselling techniques and approaches fro...

Study Method Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental health counselling +5
Ulleo -  Course
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Master of Counselling I90

In a noisy world that is complex, uncertain and constantly changing, it’s more important than ever that there are people who can listen. The number of full-time counsellors continues to grow, and counselling skills are becoming increasingly relevant in...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Social work +10
Edith Cowan University Online -  Course
New

Foundation Counselling Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

As a science, psychology is the study of the human mind and its wide-ranging functions and influences. This course helps you understand human behaviour and mental processes and allows you to better understand how we think, act and feel. Studying psycho...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes School Counsellor +7
Careers Collectiv -  Course
New

Diploma of Counselling CHC51015

Counsellors are well sought after and the need for a good counsellor is increasing day by day. With the increase in people needing counselling for various issues this is a sought after career and good counsellors are highly successful. If you have a pa...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Registered counsellor +4
Health Courses Australia -  Course
New

Child and Youth Counselling Certificate

Have you ever wanted to work in an area that allows you to help and support young children? Have you ever felt a passion for showing care to young people, and making a lasting impact in their life? Maybe this even resonates with your own children? Ther...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Youth work +11
Careers Collectiv -  Course
New

Diploma of Counselling CHC51015

There is a growing need for people who can offer support services to adults and teenagers who may need support and guidance. If you have the desire to help people lead a happier life to reach their full potential, a career as a professional Counsellor...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Community Services Worker +3
TrainSmart Australia -  Course
New

Counselling Certificate

The role of the counsellor is to facilitate the person’s resolution of these issues, whilst respect their values, personal resources, culture and capacity for choice. Counselling can provide people with a regular time and space to talk about their prob...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Counselling +5
Careerhouse -  Course

Advanced Counselling Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

As a science, psychology is the study of the human mind and its wide-ranging functions and influences. This course helps you understand human behaviour and mental processes and allows you to better understand how we think, act and feel. Studying psycho...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes School Counsellor +7
Careers Collectiv -  Course
New

Counselling Certificate in Adolescents & Young Adults

Have you ever wanted to work in an area that allows you to help and support adolescents and young adults? Have you ever wanted the opportunity to work with young people in society and support them as they face their toughest challenges during the most...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Career Prospects +6
Careers Collectiv -  Course
New

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Have you ever wondered how the brain processes sensory information such as the environment we live in? Been curious about behaviour and perception? Or considered why everyone is different? Completion of our 100% online program will provide you with the...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Human resource manager +3
The University of Adelaide -  Course

Diploma of Counselling CHC51015

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling will teach you a range of therapy techniques that you can use to get the best result for your clients. It will also give you the skills necessary to communicate effectively, work within a case management framework, a...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Case Worker +2
Open Colleges -  Course
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Counselling Courses

Qualifications in counselling will provide you with the practical skills to make a profound difference in people’s lives. The demand for highly skilled counsellors to help people overcome personal and professional challenges is increasing. Now is the perfect time to consider counselling as a prosperous career.

With flexible study options from on-campus to online learning both full-time and part-time, counselling is the ideal career path for anyone wanting to enter the workplace for the first time to experienced professionals looking for a change in their career.

Everybody, at some point in their lives, experiences problems. Counselling graduates have the opportunity to work with people who are suffering from issues relating to loss, substance abuse, family and relationships, careers, and mental health.

The diverse range of clients, as well as positions, makes a counselling career unique and very gratifying as you provide valuable assistance to others.

Career Outcomes in Counselling

A career in counselling could see you working with individuals, couples or family groups with a range of emotional needs and issues.  Possible job titles could include:

 

There are also other career options that are very similar to counselling and require the same skills. These job titles include:

Job Outlook for Counselling Professionals

If you’re discussing whether a career in counselling is right for you, here are some relevant figures for you to take into consideration.

  • The most common level of educational attainment is a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate.
  • Average Salary for Counsellors: $56,000

Types of Counselling Courses

Tertiary qualifications in counselling are vital for a successful career in the industry. Those starting out and with no prior experience have the opportunity to gain the desired skills through TAFE courses such as a Diploma. There are also Bachelors and Certificate options designed to advance the skills of those already working within the field.

Certificate IV

There are a range of Certificate IV courses designed to provide specialised training for those looking to advance their careers and practice in particular areas such as youth work practice, life coaching, advocacy, and planning. These certificate courses provide you with the training to establish practices, create business plans, identify target clientele and build marketing strategies. These online courses in counselling are open-entry, with no previous academic qualifications required.

Diploma

A Diploma in Counselling can be the ideal first step for those wanting to embark on a career in the industry. It’s also a valuable TAFE course for those professionals who use the skills of counsellors in their existing role, yet have a desire for formal training. The online course can provide the career outcomes of counsellor, family support services, and government support services, or within community organisations.

Undergraduate

A Bachelor qualification in counselling provides entry-level counselling training for those looking to advance their careers. Completion of a Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree is a requirement of entry into this course. An undergraduate counselling degree enables graduates to work as a registered counselling professionals and own their own practice or work in within community, government or private organisations.

Is counselling right for you?

A career in counselling can allow you to help others who are in emotional need and require support to overcome their issues. Your role as a counsellor can be exciting and meaningful in not only your life, but also in another person’s life.

Counselling can be an appropriate choice for those commencing a career for the first time, re-entering the workforce later in life or wanting a total change in career. The industry is diverse enough and with several possibilities, you can focus on a particular interest within the counselling field.

Counselling does require a particular element of strength, as it can be taxing to listen to people’s problems and help guide them to make better choices to improve their emotional wellbeing. You will require the character to take on the client’s issues without allowing them to drain your energy and impact on your own personal life. Common problems you will face as a counsellor include relationship difficulties, grief, anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

Usually working short-term with clients, as a counsellor you will have the ability to help people develop strategies for coping, increase their self-awareness, clarify and resolve issues as well as explore their options. With this in mind, a career in counselling can be extremely satisfying as you are a key component in people changing their lives for the better.

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