Graduate Certificate of Counselling (Mental Health Counselling)
Study Mental Health Counselling online
Do you aspire to support those suffering with mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression in a counselling setting? USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Counselling (Mental Health Counselling) will include topics on mental health in Australia, therapeutic interventions, assessment models and psychopharmacology. You will also gain skills in treatment planning, a range of approaches to case management and assessment tools.
Our online counselling degree is designed to develop your career within the health, psychology or human services profession. Offered part-time, this degree can alternatively be a professional development opportunity for psychologists and social workers.
Our Mental Health Counselling specialisations is designed to meet the PACFA Mental Health Practitioner Competencies. This qualification may assist Clinical Members of PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) who are applying for registration as Mental Health Practitioners.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this program are:
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 9560|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- A bachelor's degree from a recognised university.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
How to apply
To apply for this degree:
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Friday 19 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 28 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.