Current students

Course search

Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling

Course summary for current students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No

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

Deakin course codeH677


FEE-HELP is available.

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

A number of professional associations are linked to the coaching and counselling professions, including the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP), the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). The Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling is ACA accredited.*

*Accreditation with the ACA allows graduate students to apply for membership with the ACA as Level 2 members.

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.

Back to top


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

Back to top

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Back to top

Course rules

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

Back to top

Course structure

Core units

HPY702 Coaching and Counselling Theories and Approaches  

HPY703 Coaching and Counselling Individuals  

HPY704 Coaching and Counselling Groups  

HPY705 Evaluation, Ethical Practice and Professional Development  

HPY706 Problems, Pathology and Potential  

HPY707 Applied Models in Coaching and Counselling 1 - Individuals  

HPY708 Applied Models in Coaching and Counselling 2 - Groups  

HPY709 Work Placement  


Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

8th June 2007