When counselling a couple in difficulty or distress, we face not only two people, but a third thing: their relationship. This difference to personal counselling requires further skills development.
The Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling (CHC81015) course provides this skills training required for those seeking to enter a specialised counselling profession. This course may also provide a pathway to the Charles Sturt University’s Master of Pastoral Counselling and counsellor registration. Like all courses at St Mark’s, it integrates the best of current practice with ancient Christian wisdom.
2 years part-time
All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or hold a permanent humanitarian visa.
This course requires that you complete ALL of the following units of competency.
CHCDFV008 Manage responses to domestic and family violence in family work
CHCFCS001 Facilitate the family counselling process
CHCFCS002 Provide relationship counselling
CHCFCS003 Provide counselling to children and young people
CHCPRP007 Work within a clinical supervision framework
CHCDFV002 Provide support to children affected by domestic and family violence
CHCDFV006 Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence
CHCDFV007 Work with users of violence to effect change
CHCFCS004 Provide loss and grief counselling
CHCGRP005 Plan and provide group counselling
CHCYTH011 Work effectively with young people and their families
This counselling diploma emphasises face-to-face practical sessions for role play and hands-on learning. This course includes emphasis on group sharing and discussion as a form of assessment, and evaluation of recorded counselling sessions.
The completion of the Graduate Diploma in Relationship Counselling, and registration with a professional body after the requisite number of hours, may enable you to work in range of government and private counselling practices and organisations.
If you complete this course with the Diploma of Counselling, you may be eligible for accreditation with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).
Session 1: Begins 1 March, ends 30 June 2019
Session 2: Begins 1 August, ends 30 November 2019
February intake: 15 February
For applicants seeking Recognition of Prior Learning for 2019 intake, closing date for applications is 1 November.
Session 1: 1 April
Session 2: 1 September