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Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills with Offender Populations

About this course

Combine theory and your applied professional knowledge in correctional practices to contribute to an improved criminal justice system. Building on existing expertise, you will graduate with an in-depth knowledge of penology, correctional practices, foundational counselling micro skills and interviewing practices applicable to diverse individuals and groups in offender populations. The course is taught by leading academics with extensive experience working as counsellors and correctional services.

 

Possible career outcomes for graduates include working within the prison system, parole, probation work, justice services, community rehabilitation and crime prevention.

Enhance your career prospects with this postgraduate course, combining counselling and criminology units, and help to reduce the increasing prison population in Australia.

What you'll learn

EXPERTISE IN HUMAN BEHAVIOUR FORMS THE FOUNDATION OF ALL OUR COURSES INCLUDING OUR GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF COUNSELLING SKILLS OF OFFENDER POPULATIONS.

Explore with an applied focus:

  • Penology
  • Offender Populations
  • Strength Based Counselling Skills
  • Culturally Appropriate Interviewing

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Course Structure

4 units

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Course Guide

This course is comprised of 4 core units, which are compulsory subjects required to complete your qualification.

Admission Criteria

Meet one of the following criteria:

  • Completion of a Bachelor Degree or higher in any discipline OR
  • Significant industry experience OR
  • A combination of cognate qualifications and industry experience

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