Graduate Certificate of Education (Counselling in Educational Contexts)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Program Description

Graduate Certificate of Education (Counselling in Educational Contexts)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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 counselor or school counselor? The Graduate Certificate of Education (Counselling in Educational Contexts) will help prepare you to make this transition.

Develop basic counseling 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 counseling 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 program entry requirements are met).

Note: This program 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.

Program 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 program are:

Study Mode/ Cost

  • CDomestic full fee paying: AUD 9480

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 program 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 program.

How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November 2018.
  • Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.

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 have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 6, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is
Online
Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 25, 2019
July 15, 2019
Duration
Duration
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
9,480 AUD
Domestic full fee paying
Information
Deadline
Feb. 18, 2019
Locations
Australia - Australia Online
Start date : Feb. 25, 2019
Application deadline Feb. 18, 2019
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Start date : July 15, 2019
Application deadline July 1, 2019
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Start date : Nov. 2019
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Australia - Toowoomba, Queensland
Start date : Feb. 25, 2019
Application deadline Feb. 18, 2019
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Start date : July 15, 2019
Application deadline July 1, 2019
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Start date : Nov. 2019
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Dates
Feb. 25, 2019
Australia - Toowoomba, Queensland
Application deadline Feb. 18, 2019
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Australia - Australia Online
Application deadline Feb. 18, 2019
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July 15, 2019
Australia - Toowoomba, Queensland
Application deadline July 1, 2019
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Australia - Australia Online
Application deadline July 1, 2019
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Nov. 2019
Australia - Toowoomba, Queensland
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Australia - Australia Online
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