Jobs for Counsellors are projected to grow by 14.5% over the period 2020 to 2025 and job growth for Counsellors is rated as strong by the Australian Government*.
As an accredited professional counsellor, you will support the changing needs of individuals, families, and communities. By engaging in our suite of articulated courses, you will build knowledge, understanding and skills that are sought after in a range of industry settings such as health care, not for profit, private-practice, educational settings.
As an existing or emerging health professional, you bring personal values of integrity, curiosity, and compassion. Learn and develop alongside passionate Flinders experts, who will guide you to develop skills in evidence-based therapeutic approaches, for a diverse range of needs in areas such as youth and families, strengths-based wellbeing, digital care and telehealth, chronic conditions, addictions, grief and loss, interpersonal counselling, disability, and priority communities.
Competency-based, supervised industry placements are embedded in the Diploma and Masters courses to demonstrate the application of skills. You will have opportunities to translate knowledge of chronic and mental health conditions, strengths-based models, motivational interviewing, as well as specific and transdiagnostic treatments.
*Source: Labour Market Industry Portal; Job Outlook.
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Up to 80% off fees due to Government subsidies*.
*Government subsidies enable Flinders to offer Domestic applicants a reduction of up to 80% off full course fees through Commonwealth Supported Places.
These programs will equip you to apply for employment in a range of domestic and international organisations
Emerging Health Professional: Potential roles include Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Mental Health Clinician, Chronic Disease Coordinator (behavioural health), Behavioural Coach, Low Intensity practitioner. Potential employers include Public and Private organisations, education providers, non-government and community sectors, health promotion agencies, and self-employment.
Existing Health professions: Behavioural health is an integral part of many health professions (e.g. Allied Health professionals, Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Nurses, Social Workers). This degree extends your skills in these areas and enables you to take the next step in your career.
The Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Behavioural Health) is accredited with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
The Master of Counselling (Behavioural Health) is accredited with the Australian Counselling Association. Students completing The Master of Counselling (Behavioural Health) will also be eligible for accreditation with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia* (PACFA).
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Please note: The Counselling suite of courses were formerly know as the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy suite of courses.
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In conjunction with those with lived experience of mental health concerns and clinicians we have developed a suite of guided self-help workbooks that support the delivery of high dose narrow bandwidth support provisions for step 2, low intensity psychological interventions.
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