The Graduate Diploma of Traumatic Stress Management will assist you to work with colleagues and/or clients in a workplace setting and recognise the symptoms and outcomes of chronic stress and trauma. The course will examine the physiological and psychological factors which underpin stress and trauma. There will also be the opportunity to explore a range of intervention and management strategies and referral pathways. The course, designed for service personnel and allied health practitioners, will provide you with the detailed knowledge and practical skills required to become competent at working with colleagues or clients, who may be experiencing adverse symptoms associated with chronic stress or trauma exposure, or who have received a diagnosis of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Your studies will draw on evidence-based theories, models, and best practices from disciplines including psychology, coaching, health promotion, and counselling.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate the following:
1. A completed Australian Bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification, in a relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution; and
2. A minimum of 5 years professional experience in one or a combination of the following areas: clinical experience, industry related short course experience or peer support management
Relevant disciplines include: psychology, social work or a health-related science.
Letters of employment and qualifications must be supplied to demonstrate professional experience. Letters of employment must be outlined on a company letterhead and be signed and dated by a delegated authority from within the organisation.
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or The United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or The United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Each student will be assessed individually.Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.Assumed Knowledge
It is recommended that students have a background in a health related discipline.
This course is ideal for you if you are seeking a greater understanding of the symptoms of chronic stress, trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder, and enhanced skills and knowledge to provide relevant and focussed interventions in a non-expert peer support and client-based context. If you work with colleagues and clients who may be exposed to stressful and traumatic events in the course of their work, such as Defence Forces personnel, Police Officers, Emergency Service personnel, and Allied Health professionals, then this course is suitable for you.