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The Graduate Certificate in Counselling is designed for those who hold an undergraduate qualification and who wish to pursue a graduate qualification in counselling to enhance their professional work. Graduates will be equipped with advanced theoretical knowledge and practice–based counselling skills that can be applied to various professional and pastoral counselling contexts.
This course is delivered with a Christian ethos in mind at all times and also aims to promote the study of the whole person.
Perth Bible College (PBC) is a member institution of Sydney College Divinity (SCD) and offers its Graduate Certificate in Counselling. SCD is a TEQSA-accredited Australian university college.
Full time: 2 trimesters
Part time: 4 trimesters
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Counselling requires:
English Proficiency: Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally require a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.0 in all bands of the test.
Applicants must confess their faith in Christ under the PBC Statement of Faith, be involved regularly in a local church, demonstrate a desire to be involved in church ministry, demonstrate the physical and psychological capacity for studying in a tertiary institution, agree to abide by PBC policies and procedures and agree to abide by the Student Code of Conduct.
Before applying, please ensure you have:
When you have all the required supporting information for your application, please apply online here.
This course is not available for Overseas Students.
The Graduate Certificate in Counselling requires the completion of 36 credit points (4 units).
The number of compulsory units required for each applicant varies based on their entry point. The details of the different compulsory units can be found in the Graduate Certificate in Counselling Regulation.
The Dean of Students and the Dean of Studies will arrange enrolment appointment days for enrolling new and returning students. These meetings will allow students to receive advice on which units to enrol in, ensuring they will meet the requirements of their course.
Enrolment forms must be completed before attending lectures for that trimester. All enrolments must be finalised by the census date. Students cannot add new units or transfer between units after the census date.
Students may apply to change their course enrolment at the beginning of a new trimester up until the census date.
Students must complete an Application for Change of Course form to make such an application. Students must meet the requirements outlined in the Course Articulation and Change of Course Policy to qualify to change course enrolment.
PBC’s most current fee structure can be found on the Course Fees page.
Please carefully read the academic requirements as listed on the award that you are interested in pursuing.
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We take our students’ success in their studies seriously and understand that good student support requires a holistic approach. As a result of our commitment to our students, we have consistently been ranked above 90% for the student support aspect in the national Student Experience Survey facilitated by the QILT team.
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