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Graduate Certificate of Counselling Skills with Offender Populations

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The Graduate Certificate of Counselling Skills of Offender Populations offers a combination of theory and applied professional knowledge, providing advanced knowledge and skills for persons working in counselling related welfare, and/or the criminal justice system. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree, or industry experience, or a combination of both.


Degree Name

Graduate Certificate of Counselling Skills with Offender Populations

Degree Code


Level of Qualification

Graduate Certificate


Two trimesters, full time or part time equivalent study^

Number of Units

4 units of study 

Course Sequence:

see Course Guide

Study Load

2 units per trimester (total of 4 units)


Online and On-campus - Melbourne

Award Title

Graduate Certificate of Counselling Skills with Offender Populations

^Maximum permitted duration 2 years, subject to regulatory or professional association requirements

Graduate Attributes

Graduate Attribute 1: Communicate. Apply effective communication skills with others in diverse contexts and through multiple modalities. 

Graduate Attribute 2: Sustain: Sustain an intentional commitment to maintain currency and further develop knowledge and skills over their lifetime.

Graduate Attribute 3: Think. Apply critical, creative and flexible thinking to contribute and respond constructively across diverse settings.

Graduate Attribute 4: Engage. Engage effectively with contemporary and traditional knowledge across multiple contexts.

Graduate Attribute 5: Wellbeing. Utilise skills and know how to maintain resilience, personal and professional wellbeing when responding to challenges and opportunities

Graduate Attribute 6: Equality. Enact inclusive practices that deliver social justice and equality of opportunity

Graduate Attribute 7: Integrity. Apply integrity and ethical standards to study, research and practice

Graduate Attribute 8: Community. Use teamwork and leadership knowledge and skills to advance teams, groups and communities

Graduate Attribute 9: Global. Apply culturally sensitive professional knowledge and skills to contribute to a sustainable global future