Course price is $1,397.00
About the Certificate
The Certificate in Christian Counselling is a program of seven modules designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to become an effective people helper from a distinctly Christian perspective. The content is based on our popular Diploma of Counselling course but without onerous assessment requirements.
The Certificate is a popular option with pastoral workers in churches, church small group leaders, school chaplains, Christian NFPs, youth workers, social workers, teachers, parents, and others who may not be able to undertake long term, accredited study. You need just 4 hours per week, over 8 weeks, to successfully complete the Certificate.
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You will learn how to be a better, more effective active listener; how to support and promote social and emotional wellbeing; how to provide support to people in crisis; how to counsel people struggling with mental health, alcohol and other drugs issues; and how to support individuals experiencing grief and loss.
The Certificate can be completed online over 8 weeks. We have included regular online support webinars to help you keep on track and connect with our student community.
An introduction to biblical worldview for gospel-centred counselling
|This module sets the context for Christian counselling. It shines a light on the importance of working from a biblical worldview, and on God’s redemptive work as foundational to all healing|
Building relationship through communication
|This module unpacks the core counselling skills of attending, respect and empathy. It explains why they are essential to building and maintaining rapport and relationship with people.|
Foundations for interpersonal and counselling interviewing
|This module provides advanced communication skills that are helpful in the counsellor-client relationship, including principles of effective verbal and non-verbal communication|
Assess and promote wellbeing
|Through this module you will learn how to work with people to assess and promote their overall wellbeing, taking into account physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions to life.|
Supporting people with mental health, alcohol and other drugs issues
|This module provides you with the knowledge and know-how needed to work with clients who present with co-existing mental health, alcohol and other drugs issues, including how to facilitate links to specialised and other services.|
Recognising and responding to crisis situations
|This module equips you with important guidelines to recognise situations where clients and others may be in imminent crisis. You will learn how to work collaboratively to minimise safety concerns and make plans to access support services.|
Supporting people experiencing grief and loss
|This module unpacks the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to the needs of people who are experiencing loss, grief and bereavement.|
Facilitating the counselling relationship
|Through this module, you will be equipped to engage with people and clients in a structured way that incorporates theology, psychology and spirituality dimensions to their problems.|
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you tell me more about the certificate course?
The Certificate in Christian Counselling is a program of eight online short courses designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to become an effective people helper from a distinctly Christian perspective.
Is the certificate right for me?
The Certificate is a great option for pastoral workers in churches, church small group leaders, school chaplains, Christian NFPs, youth workers, social workers, teachers, parents, and others who may not be able to undertake long term, accredited study.
How is the certificate delivered?
The Certificate can be completed online over 8 weeks. We have included regular online support webinars to help you keep on track and connect with our student community. Each of the 8 modules is designed to be completed within 7 days, provided you can dedicate between 4 and 5 hours of study per week.
When is your next enrolment?
We have 3 intakes in 2024. You can start your learning journey with us in March, June or September. Click here to learn more information.
How much does it cost?
The Certificate is $1,397
Are there any payment plans?
Payment for the Certificate is required at the time of enrolment.
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Is the certificate accredited/recognised?
The Certificate is based on the content from 7 units in our accredited Diploma of Counselling qualification – but it is not accredited by the VET regulator. If you want an accredited course option, the Diploma of Counselling course is your best bet.
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How can I find out more?
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