USQ's Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Foundations of Practice) is designed to provide you with foundational knowledge and skills required for counselling practice. During this degree you will study counselling frameworks, professional practice and ethics, and counselling assessment and interventions. The knowledge you acquire will be transferable between nursing, psychology, teaching, welfare, human services or allied health practices.
While study is mainly external, you will be required to attend mandatory residential schools at USQ Ipswich campus associated with four designated courses to meet the required number of hours of face-to-face instruction and ensure you have the best possible skills preparation.
Use the credit you'll gain from the Graduate Diploma of Counselling and go on to complete the Master of Counselling.
The Graduate Diploma of Counselling is the stepping stone to the Master of Counselling qualification. The Masters of Counselling will meet the PACFA Training Standards 2014, the training standards for entry into the counselling profession in Australia.