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Graduate Diploma of Counselling

  • Campus Location

    Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Australia

  • Qualification

    Graduate Diploma

  • Fees


  • Duration


  • Intake

    February, May, September

  • Embark on a transformative journey with the Graduate Diploma of Counselling at ACAP, Australia, tailored for students holding degrees in other disciplines seeking to qualify as counselors without pursuing an undergraduate qualification. Accredited by TEQSA, PACFA, ACA, and NPI, this program offers professional training in contemporary counseling and mental health care. Students develop a nuanced approach to counseling practice, grounded in theoretical and technical integration, preparing them for effective and ethical engagement with diverse populations. At the heart of this diploma is the application of learning in professional placement opportunities, fostering critical reflection among graduates. Armed with real-world experience, they are adept at practicing ethically with individuals, groups, and communities in our ever-evolving world. This diploma not only stands as a standalone qualification but also serves as a direct pathway to the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy at ACAP.

    Delving into applied focuses like Cross-cultural Counselling, Ethical Practice, Contemporary Counselling, and Mental Health and Wellbeing Practices, students gain practical skills essential for a counseling career. Available exclusively to international students on-campus in Melbourne and Sydney, the Graduate Diploma of Counselling equips graduates for roles in the public, private, and community sectors, offering diverse career opportunities in the field of counseling.

    • February
    • May
    • September
    • Total Tuition Fee: AUD 47,700.00
    • Tuition Fee Per Unit: AUD 3,975.00
  • To enroll in Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling, it is vital that applicants collect the following prior to applying:

    • Minimum 45% in Bachelor
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • English Language Proficiency Requirements (IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0 completed in the last two years or equivalent)
    • Transcripts of all previous academic degrees (To be translated in English and approved by the translator)

    To know more on admission deadlines and requirements, contact Oli and the Associate’s counselor!

Updated on February 12th, 2024

About Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP)

  • The Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP) stands as an esteemed institution of tertiary education, distinguished for its specialized curriculum offered through a network of campuses across Australia, supplemented by a robust online learning platform. At the heart of ACAP's ethos lies a profound dedication to comprehending human behavior and a fervent aspiration to enhance the societal well-being. Since its inception in 1983, ACAP has been a beacon of education, shaping the intellectual pursuits of over 20,000 graduates who have engaged in on-campus, online, or blended delivery modes of learning. The institution's meticulously curated courses, spanning psychology, counselling, social work, criminology, coaching, and management, are meticulously designed to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for enriching vocations in community engagement. ACAP further extends flexible pathway options to advance one's academic journey in alignment with individual priorities and career aspirations. Learn More

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