Advanced Certificate in Counselling

Are you looking for a way to turn such passion into a rewarding career in counselling? Look no further! The Advanced Counselling course is your golden ticket to mastering the intricacies of effective counselling techniques.
Course Provider
Careers Collectiv
(RTO 22557)
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Study 100% Online

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12-month membership to the International Association for Counselling.

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Upfront Payment or Interest-free Payment Plan (from $25 per week).

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
 This course is self-paced. The course will take approximately 600 hours to complete.
Study 100% online from anywhere in Australia.
Career Outcomes
  • School Counsellor
  • Careers Counsellor
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Family Support Officer
  • Counselling Service Manager
  • Age Care Worker
  • Mental Health Administration Worker
  • Phone crisis support counselling
Course Modules

1. Introduction to Psychology

  • The Nature and Scope of Psychology
  • The Neurological Basis of Behaviour
  • Environmental Effects on Behaviour
  • Consciousness and Perception
  • Personality
  • Psychological Development
  • Needs, drives and motivation

2. Certificate in Psychology and Counselling

  • Stress
  • Abnormal behaviour
  • Individual behaviour
  • Group behaviour
  • Methods of dealing with abnormalities
  • Conflict resolution
  • Interpersonal communication skills

3. Counselling Skills

  • Learning specific skills
  • Listening & bonding
  • Reflection
  • Questioning
  • Interview Techniques
  • Changing Beliefs and Normalising
  • Finding Solutions
  • Ending the Counselling

4. Advanced Counselling Skills

  • The Counselling Session
  • Focus on the Present
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Dealing with Crisis
  • Problem-Solving Techniques I – Aggression
  • Problem-Solving Techniques II – Depression
  • Problem-Solving Techniques III – Grief and Loss
  • Problem-Solving Techniques IV – Suicide

5. Counselling Techniques

  • Psychoanalytic psychotherapy I
  • Psychoanalytical psychotherapy II
  • Humanistic/Existential approaches I
  • Humanistic/Existential approaches II
  • Rational emotive therapy
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Solution Focussed Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

6. Professional Practice in Psychology

  • Understanding Counselling
  • Ethics & Confidentiality
  • Understanding the Self
  • Personality
  • Emotions & Behaviour
  • Supervision
  • Referral Practice
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • 24/7 access to professional course tutor support.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of the course.
  • No course requirements or previous working experience necessary.
  • BONUS: 12-month membership to the International Association for Counselling.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted and marked by the school’s tutors before it is returned to you with any comments, feedback and if necessary, extra reading.

Gain a broad-based education in counselling theory and practice

Counselling is concerned with the processes within a relationship where one person is seeking the guidance of another to resolve problems. Counsellors don’t provide solutions but they help people to find them for themselves. This course will start by taking you through the basics of counselling before moving into some more advanced concepts for a more holistic learning experience. To appropriately care for clients, a counsellor will need to have undertaken a robust course to allow them to develop all the skills they will need to help their clients. This course is a comprehensive course that covers the theory, skills and techniques required by professional counsellors. Once you have completed the course you will be able to get started in this industry, opening up a great pathway to a degree such as a Diploma in Psychology. 

The teachers

Careers Collectiv only use teachers who are active in their specialised industry. Learn from people who have first-hand experience in their subject matter and current industry expertise. Staff come from varied backgrounds with teaching and vocational experience from universities and vocational colleges. Courses provide flexible options for different career pathways, self-improvement, professional development and general adult education.


All Careers Collectiv courses come with a certificate of attainment upon completion.

Their courses are accredited with the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC), a non-profit association providing a quality control system for education programs and courses in international education.

A well rounded learning experience

The Advanced Certificate in Counselling gives you an accelerated learning into the theory, skills and techniques used by industry professionals to help people work through their problems by listening to people’s needs and understanding the technical tools to help them achieve their desired outcomes. This certificate will give you a broad knowledge in both areas of psychology and counselling which will allow you to step straight into the workforce as a counsellor or support worker and start leaving an immediate impact on people’s lives. 

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for students looking to start or a transition into a career in counselling. It is also a great first step for students looking to study psychology.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Careers Collectiv

Careers Collectiv is a family-run online education provider offering a vast range of courses such as agriculture, animal studies, beauty, counselling, psychology, business and marketing. They offer the opportunities to learn the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the career you’re passionate about. With over a decade of experience in the online education sector, they are passionate about providing quality education, accessibility for everyone and the flexibility to work at your own pace and in your own time. Careers Collectiv offers a diverse range of online courses, from animal care and agriculture to business and fashion design. Their family-run platform provides flexible learning opportunities for various career paths, ensuring accessibility and quality education for everyone. Whether you're interested in equine studies, horticulture, or photography, Careers Collectiv caters to upskillers and passionate learners with courses developed by industry experts.
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