Once you have successfully completed the Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Vocational Graduate Certificate courses, you’ll receive an attractive certificate, and a transcript of your academic record. Because our courses are accredited, they are all nationally recognised.
The Vocational Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Family Therapy meets the basic accredited academic requirements for counselling training established by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
Following Vocational Graduate Certificate graduation, if you wish to practice counselling you are expected to:
continue to be involved in ongoing education
continue to observe the ethical principles taught
have ongoing counselling supervision
become a graduate member of a counselling association and work toward becoming a full clinical member.
become self-employed as a professional counsellor/family therapist, work in a counselling clinic, work in a government department, or work as a church counsellor, school counsellor, hospital or school chaplain.
If you exit at the Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma levels, and you’re serious about counselling, you should commit to further formal counselling study to Bachelor degree level or the post-graduate Vocational Graduate Certificate.