Understanding how people think and what motivates them to act is vital in a variety of careers. In fact, many professions include psychology concepts in their training programs and day-to-day work.

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Diploma of Counselling

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Learn from academics that are solving real world problems.

Interactive and supportive learning environment

Applied learning activities and face to face classes give you practical, tested skills

Connect with your community

Study across a broad area of topics that are relevant to people in your community.

This course introduces you to a range of topics including mental health, the impact of chronic health conditions on quality of life, mental health first aid, and applied counselling skills. Your studies will focus on adopting healthy thoughts and behaviours as part of a self-care approach, introducing you to a range of skills to manage stress and enhancing well-being of yourself and others through lifestyle, mindfulness and positive psychology.

Through applied learning activities and face-to face-classes, you will explore foundational concepts of research methods, research design and research ethics that will help you interpret and critically evaluate health research. You will graduate with practical skills that are transferable to many of today’s workplaces such as counsellor roles and community service roles. You’ll also develop a solid foundation for further study in counselling and psychology.

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Career opportunities

The healthcare industry in expected to grow by over 15 percent over the next five years. Psychology and counselling skills are in high demand. Here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2025.^



Predicted job growth to 2025


Welfare Workers

Predicted job growth to 2025



Predicted job growth to 2025

^ National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Clinical Psychology

"The training that I received has an impact on almost everything I do in the work place and allows me to be a true professional in my field" Rosalind Woodworth, Ph.D.

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