Mixed-mode, intensives and online study
Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Holistic Practice)
AQF Level 8
The aim of holistic counselling is to promote critical questioning and reflection on the human condition and spirituality, and their relationship to wellbeing.
The Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Holistic Practice) is a postgraduate course consisting of eight units of 26 credit points in total. Most students will complete the course in mixed mode full-time in one year.
Total course hours are 979, made up of 114 timetabled hours over two semesters of 16 weeks, and 760 personal/untimetabled study hours. The course includes a placement of 100 hours in total, made up of 15 client practice hours, practice administration and placement activities. Students must also complete five hours of personal therapy as a course requirement.
The course is designed to develop specialised knowledge and skills in holistic counselling and process oriented methodologies. The aim of holistic counselling is to promote critical questioning and reflection on the human condition and spirituality, and their relationship to wellbeing. Graduates will have a competent level of awareness of self and others, integrity, ethics, rigour and development of consciousness.
- Course Structure
- Admission Criteria
- Workshop Intensives
- Graduate Outcomes
- Professional Accreditation
The Graduate Diploma (GDC) is $19500 in total from 26 Credit Points:
- 2 credit point unit: $1,500 (one in course)
- 3 credit point unit: $2,250 (six in course)
- 6 credit point unit: $4,500 (one in course)
Course payment plans are available, enabling students to pay fees in monthly or bi-monthly instalments.
Students may withdraw from their enrolled units prior to the Census Date, which is Day 3 of each semester, and receive full unit tuition fee refunds. The enrolment fee is not refundable.
Students who withdraw from their enrolled units after the Census Date will not usually receive a tuition fee refund. However, students who require special consideration may apply for a refund on the Fee Refund Application Form.
- Application fee: $175
- National Police Check: $41.50 on the Clear to Work website
- Textbooks: Students are expected to purchase the required textbooks for each unit
- Personal therapy: Five sessions with a PACFA registered counsellor or psychotherapist
- Travel and accommodation for three workshop intensives
Bridging Course - $1000
Applicants who have not completed counselling skills training in their previous qualification will be required to attend a bridging course provided by Metavision Institute.
More details can be found here: Foundational Counselling Skills