Advanced Diploma in Counselling
1 year full-time or
Prepare for a career in a multi-disciplinary environment while significantly enhancing your counselling, professional and spiritual foundations. Form a vision of a counsellor that reflects both individual and relational work, supportive and intensive therapies, and psychological competence and theological congruence.
What you will learn
Well-developed counselling skills to work with clients of low to moderate needs.
A deep understanding of themselves as counsellors.
How to apply client spirituality into the counselling experience from an ethical perspective with a critical understanding of Christian worldviews.
How to apply theological and professional reflection to their practice.
How to apply professional practice in counselling with diverse people in a range of contexts.
All units are offered online with four (4) face-to-face seminars per year delivered in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
This course requires completion of 144 points of study. We recommend the following units for a full-time student:
*DZ2860 Theories of Ethical Counselling Integration (18 points)
*DZ2075 Counselling Integration Practicum (18 points)
RQ2930 Academic research and writing (18 points)
DZ2010 Introduction to Psychology (18 points)
Total Core Credit Points: 27
DZ2220S Addictions (18 points)
DZ2484S Group Counselling (9 points)
DZ2774S Spiritual and Religious interventions (9 points)
CT2/3724S Theology of Suffering and Hope (18 points)
DP2/3/9706S Pastoral and Spiritual care in situations of abuse and trauma (18 points)
Total Elective Credit Points: 72
Overall Credit Points: 144
Download the Advance Diploma in Counselling Course Planner to map out your studies.
Entry Requirements and Admission
- Satisfactorily completed an eligible Diploma of Counselling. Eligible Advanced Diplomas in Counselling:
CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling
CHC51712 Diploma of Counselling
10486NAT Diploma of Counselling (Christian)
80883ACT Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)
80665ACT Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)
11397ACT Diploma of Christian Counselling and Family Therapy
- Satisfactorily completes an interview with a designated Course Advisor.
- Has the capacity to become an ensured member of a relevant professional body.
Fees for 2020 are $1,704* per standard unit or $16,056 for a year of full-time study (8 units).
FEE-HELP covers all the units in the Advanced Diploma of Counselling with no gaps.
Australian citizens and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for FEE-HELP. Applying for FEE-HELP is very simple and is done as part of your application for admission through Stirling and only a tax file number (TFN) is needed. Visit www.studyassist.gov.au for more information.
*Advanced Diploma in Counselling includes the following two units associated with a non-standard fee of $2,916 per unit:
DZ2860S Theories of Ethical Counselling Integration
DZ2075S Counselling Integration Practicum
Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.