Graduate Certificate of Counselling Skills with Offender Populations

Graduate Certificate of Counselling Skills with Offender Populations

KEY INFORMATION

Course length

1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent) 2 trimesters

Fees
AQF

8

Study modes

On-campus in Melbourne or via online delivery. You will need to have access to a computer and the internet, study mode availability is subject to unit requirements and trimester enrolments.

Intake & start dates
1ST TRIMESTER
Mon 3 Feb 2020 (Closed)
2nd TRIMESTER
Mon 25 May 2020
3rd TRIMESTER
Mon 14 Sep 2020

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.

Structure

4 UNITS

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

See the complete course guide here.

Before Applying

Chat to one of our ACAP course advisors to make sure you’re picking the right course for your goals. Think about funding options, and whether full-time or part-time study suits your commitments. We’ve also got some entry requirements and practical components to complete.

Before you start studying at ACAP, check out the services and support available to students. 

Feel free to get in touch with us

1800 039 139

connect@acap.edu.au

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