Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling
Duration

Two years part-time (2 units per Trimester 1 and 2)

Deakin course codeH677

For continuing students only

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling extends the knowledge acquired throughout the graduate certificate program to provide advanced level learning and skill acquisition. Throughout the course you will develop flexible high-level independent judgement, as well as professional planning and implementation skills appropriate for working professionally in a coaching and counselling role.

You will also acquire a personalised range of business and marketing tools relevant to a start-up business venture which is particularly relevant for those wishing to establish a business as a professional coach or pursue further qualifications as a counsellor.

The graduate diploma also offers a practical placement unit in the final year of the program which provides an opportunity to develop practical skills in a supported environment and confidently apply your knowledge and skills in a professional setting.

Professional recognition

The Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling is accredited with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) allowing graduate students to apply for level 2 membership with this body.


Note: This course is currently accredited as at the date of publishing. The eligibility of students for membership of the accrediting body is subject to meeting the requirements of the ACA. Deakin University makes no representation that students will meet those requirements.

Career opportunities

This course provides sufficient generic skills and professional practice applicable to any career where working with individuals and groups for behaviour change is a focus.

For students who have a recognised undergraduate major sequence in psychology, this course offers an alternative career pathway from the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved honours and graduate diploma courses.


Articulation

Students who have completed H577 Graduate Certificate of Coaching and Counselling can articulate into this course.

Fees and charges

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

The Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling consists of 8 credit points of compulsory study.

Course structure

Core units

HPY702Unit description is currently unavailable

HPY703Unit description is currently unavailable

HPY704Unit description is currently unavailable

HPY705Unit description is currently unavailable

HPY706Problems, Pathology and Potential

HPY707Applied Models in Coaching and Counselling 1 - Individuals

HPY708Applied Models in Coaching and Counselling 2 - Groups

HPY709Work Placement