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Swinburne University of Technology

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Graduate Certificate of Social Science (Couple Counselling)

  • Graduate Certificate

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Course Code

About this course

The Graduate Certificate of Social Science (Couple Counselling) is run in collaboration with Relationships Australia, Victoria (RAV), which has a longstanding reputation for providing evidence-based training to students and professionally, qualified counsellors wanting to specialise in couple therapy. The program examines a variety of teaching and learning methods designed to foster personal and professional development.

Career pathways

Graduates will be:
  • Capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas
  • Entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
  • Effective and ethical in work and community situations
  • Adaptable and able to manage change, and
  • Aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing (e.g. socio-cultural, economic, natural)

Course structure

The Postgraduate programs in Couple Counselling are a nested suite consisting of three exit points; Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters. The Graduate Certificate program is delivered at the Hawthorn campus. To qualify for the Graduate Certificate of Social Science (Couple Counselling), students must complete 50 credit points, comprising the units listed below. All units are valued at 12.5 credit points each unless otherwise indicated.

Credit for prior study or work

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit.