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|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling|
Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus
Two years (2 units per Trimester 1 and 2) or part-time equivalent
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$18,580* - Full-fee paying place|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|Deakin course code||H677|
The indicative annual fee for 2013 is the full course fee. Course is only offered part time.
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.
A number of professional associations are linked to these fields including the International Coaching Association (ICA), the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the Australian Counselling Association. The course curriculum is aligned to and likely to fulfil the accreditation requirements of a number of accrediting bodies such as the ICA, and accreditation for the graduate certificate and graduate diploma will be sought when the first cohort of students graduate at the end of 2013 and 2014 respectively.
Subject to accreditation, graduates will be eligible to apply for registration and membership of the relevant associations.
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
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.
Deakin University is now offering the only programs in Australia that provide both counselling and coaching skills within the one qualification. The course also includes extensive training in motivating and supporting behaviour change and growth, as well as advanced communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, for both individual and group applications.
So whether you’re a health or mental health professional wanting to extend your capacity to assist your clients improve their lives, a workplace supervisor/manager who wants to be better at inspiring and assisting staff or clients to excel, or a recent graduate of psychology1 or other relevant field wanting to improve your skills and qualifications to be more competitive and competent in the job market, this course will help you make it happen.
Graduates will be well-equipped for a range of positions that require coaching and/or counselling expertise, including (but not limited to):
The Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling consists of 8 credit points of compulsory study.
|HPY702||Foundations of Coaching and Counselling|
|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|
Students who have completed H577 Graduate Certificate of Coaching and Counselling can articulate into this course.
The minimum requirements for admission are:
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.