Graduate Certificate of Education (Counselling in Educational Contexts)

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Make a difference in the lives of others

Are you wishing to extend your teaching career into the field of Guidance and Counselling as a guidance officer, guidance counsellor or school counsellor? The Graduate Certificate of Education (Counselling in Educational Contexts) will help prepare you to make this transition.

Develop basic counselling skills and an understanding of the key issues faced by students and how today’s professionals in education are tackling them. This specialization will introduce you to the key theories and practices of counselling in education contexts. You will have the opportunity to undertake a course in Mental Health Promotion and Intervention or responses to child abuse and neglect.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Education (Counselling in Educational Contexts) with a minimum GPA of 4.0, you will have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Education.

If you do not achieve a GPA of 4.0, you may have the option to continue your studies with a Graduate Diploma of Education before moving on to a Master of Education (provided other programme entry requirements are met).

Note: This programme does not qualify you for teacher registration in Queensland. To qualify for teacher registration in Queensland, please refer to the Master of Learning and Teaching.

Programme structure

Courses to be studied

  • 4 x specialization courses (4 units)

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs for your first year of study (4 units) in this programme are:

Study Mode/ Cost

  • Domestic full fee paying: AUD 9,480

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allow 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.

Entry Requirements

  • 3-year bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This programme requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language programme.

How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November 2020.
  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2021.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or had relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your programme.

Last updated Jul 2020

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