Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling

CHC81015

Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling

As a Relationship Counsellor, you will have the ability to assist those who require specialist skills in areas such as relationships, couples and family therapy.

AIPC’s Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling focuses on counselling interventions of a complex and specialist nature, by providing students with both theoretical and practical applications of the required skill-sets.

AIPC is the largest provider of counselling courses in the country. We have specialised in counsellor training for over 27-years. We have proudly helped over 55,000 people from 27 countries pursue their personal and career interests in counselling.

Duration

12 months (full time)

Next Intake

Enrol anytime

Structure

11 Units

Course Delivery

Online, Full-time, Part-time, Self-paced

Branches

Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast & Northern Rivers, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth

Entry Requirements

Completed Diploma of Counselling; or a Bachelor in Counselling, Psychology, Behavioural Science or Social Work; or have at least 3 years of direct family counselling experience.

Course Recognition

Our Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling is a nationally recognised qualification, as well as being industry accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). ACA is the leading industry body for Counsellors in Australia. Upon graduation, you automatically qualify for membership to the ACA.

Payment Options

Reduced Upfront or Monthly Payment Plan via Credit Card or Direct Debit.

  • Course Structure
  • Investment
  • Student Support
  • Benefits

Unit Number

Title

Unit 1

Provide relationship counselling

This unit includes the relevant skills and knowledge for students to be able to establish professional relationships, assess for safety risks, determine presenting problems, and direct therapeutic counselling processes with couples experiencing complex relationship issues.

  • CHCFCS002
  • Provide relationship counselling

Unit 2

Facilitate the family counselling process

Through the application of the counselling process, students will gain the skills and knowledge required to determine and apply appropriate therapeutic approaches.

  • CHCFCS001
  • Facilitate the family counselling process

Unit 3

Provide counselling to children and young people

Students will gain the knowledge and skills through this unit to be able to provide therapeutic interventions when working with children and young people.

  • CHCFCS003
  • Provide counselling to children and young people

Unit 4

Operate in a family law environment

This unit provides the skills and knowledge for students to determine and respond to family law requirements, contribute to improved work practices linked to family law, and work collaboratively within the family law system.

  • CHCFAM001
  • Operate in a family law environment

Unit 5

Manage responses to domestic and family violence in family work

Within the family work context, students will learn how to develop and manage responses to domestic and family violence situations.

  • CHCDFV008
  • Manage responses to domestic and family violence in family work

Unit 6

Make safety plans with people who have been subjected to
domestic and family violence

Through this unit, students will develop the skills and knowledge to assess the vulnerabilities of people who have been subjected to domestic and family violence, and to work collaboratively with those people to develop, implement and review safety plans.

  • CHCDFV012
  • Make safety plans with people who have been subjected to
    domestic and family violence

Unit 7

Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

This unit provides the skills and knowledge to use counselling and facilitation skills to explore client issues and identify possible options by providing a safe and supportive environment.

  • CHCDFV006
  • Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

Unit 8

Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

To achieve safe outcomes for clients, this unit provides context for developing clear safety plans for people in immediate danger, mobilising access to emergency medical assistance and facilitating links for further support.

  • CHCCCS003
  • Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

Unit 9

Provide grief and loss counselling

Through this unit, students will gain the skills and knowledge required to work with individuals and families experiencing grief and loss, and to explore the meaning and effect of grief and loss issues.

  • CHCFCS004
  • Provide grief and loss counselling

Unit 10

Work within a clinical supervision framework

This unit provides the relevant skills and knowledge required to initiate, prepare for and participate in a structured process of clinical supervision.

  • CHCPRP007
  • Work within a clinical supervision framework

Unit 11

Lead own professional development

As part of an ongoing review for sustaining professional effectiveness, students will learn how to analyse own values, goals and professional well-being. It includes the ability to create a professional development plan to enhance the coherence and effectiveness of practice.

  • CHCPRP006
  • Lead own professional development

 

Some units require completion of a practical demonstration of skills in a simulated work environment. This course also requires the completion of a work placement of a minimum of 100 hours.

 

At AIPC we have a payment method to suit every student. If you decide to pay for your course upfront you will enjoy a substantial discount, and you can concentrate on your studies without thinking about further payments.

If you would prefer to spread your payments, you can take advantage of our monthly payment plans over 18 months.

We always strive to keep tuition as affordable as possible, opening up quality education for everyone.

Course *
Reduced Upfront Payment
Monthly Payments **
Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling
$5,950.00
$395.00 x 18 months

*The Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling includes 8 compulsory practical course elements which can be completed by attending eight seminar topics. Each day is just $140. If you are unable to attend the seminars in person, these practical components can be completed by demonstrating your skills on DVD/video (cost as per seminar attendance), or having a private assessor assess your skills ($20, plus assessor fee).

**Monthly payments can be made by Credit Card or Direct Debit.

For over 27-years AIPC has set the benchmark for service and support in external counselling studies. We are the only counselling educator to offer a complete external study support system that has been developed and refined over decades of research and continual student feedback.

Study Assistance with Degree-qualified Education Advisers

As a student you have unlimited access to the Institute’s Toll Free 1300 Study Assistance Line. Our Degree-qualified Education Advisers are available 9am and 5pm EST Monday to Friday to provide you with friendly academic support. Their focus is to support you throughout your studies so you can graduate in the time frame you set. This includes answering questions on assignment topics, personal coaching on assignment writing, and giving hints and tips on specific concepts. The Study Assistance Line is there whenever you feel you need a bit of extra guidance.

Practical Experience

The structure of the Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling ensures you graduate with sufficient practical skill so you can apply your counselling knowledge with confidence. The course includes a number of practical components that cover a range of topics including Grief and Loss Counselling, Domestic and Family violence, and Relationship Counselling.

 

Because we have students all across Australia, and indeed the world, we provide a variety of flexible options to enable timely and effective completion of the practical components. Regular seminars give you the opportunity to apply the theory you have learned in contemporary counselling scenarios. They are also a great opportunity to get together with fellow students and participate in casework sessions under the guidance of a qualified Lecturer. Seminars are held regularly in most capital cities throughout Australia.

 

Students who may not be able to attend seminars for whatever reason, can elect to complete the practical components through alternate means, such as a one-on-one or small group session with a private assessor. We have private assessors in numerous regional areas across Australia.

 

Students can also complete their practical components by recording their demonstration of skills and uploading to us. We have guidelines available to assist students compile their recordings and develop effective role plays to demonstrate their skills.

Tutorials

Optional tutorials are a support service that is available at most Student Support Centres. Tutorials provide you with support on each written subject. They are conducted as a two-hour mini-lecture and will assist you in understanding theory, provide you with tips on how to structure your study timetable, help you successfully compile your assignments and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

 

If you are unable to attend a tutorial, you can always call our friendly Education Advisers on the national Toll Free Study Assistance Line and have your questions answered over the phone – or just email your Tutor.

Institute Website

The Institute website is an extremely helpful study resource. Via the website you can access the My.AIPC Student Portal which is your link to numerous study support and e-learning functions. You can:

  • Download electronic versions of your workbooks,
  • Complete your activities and upload for marking,
  • Contact an Online Education Adviser for study assistance,
  • Access the Knowledge Base, a massive database of the most commonly asked academic questions, categorised for particular subjects, activities and concepts,
  • See when seminars are available in your area,
  • Plus much more.

Unique Resources To Expand Your Learning

The Institute has developed a comprehensive range of resources to help you expand your knowledge and practical skills throughout your studies and beyond.

 

As a student you receive a complimentary subscription to The Professional Therapist magazine. The Professional Therapist is a quality industry publication full of practical case studies and counselling scenarios to hone your skills and broaden your knowledge.

 

The Institute also has a large reference list of books and resources for students who wish to broaden their reading. This list covers the areas of Counselling, Psychology, Sociology and Behavioural Science.

 

Capitalising on the accessibility of the internet, the Institute has developed two websites to complement your studies. The Institute's Articles site at www.aipc.net.au/articles is an online facility where you can browse numerous articles on a variety of counselling topics. And Counselling Connection, the Institute's official blog, at www.counsellingconnection.com, assists you with access the latest information about counselling and what's happening in the industry.

 

There are also numerous ways to connect to the Institute through social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Google Communities.

  • Study online from home and at your own pace, so you can fit learning around your lifestyle.
  • Maximise your investment and save thousands of dollars off traditional classroom programs.
  • Industry Accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
  • Nationally Recognised training program.
  • Complete access to the My.AIPC Student Portal which contains all your course material, bonus resources, tutor contacts and video lectures and also facilitates assignment submission.
  • Flexible payment options.
  • Dedicated study support system. We are the only counselling educator to offer a complete external study support system that has been developed and refined over decades of research and continual student feedback.
  • The Institute has been operating for over 27-years and remains the only exclusive national provider of counselling education.

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