Certificate in Child and Youth Counselling

The Certificate in Child and Youth Counselling is your starting point to learn counselling skills to help children and youth in need while gaining a deep understanding of child psychology.
Course Provider
The Learning Group
(RTO 22557)
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Study 100% Online

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One-on-One Mentor and Student Support Advisor

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Upfront (with a discount) or an interest-free weekly payment plan starting from $25 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Duration
Self-paced. Approximately 200 hours to complete the course, which has 2 key modules made up of 20 subjects.
Delivery
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated mentor support.
Career Outcomes

This course is aimed at people interested in working in:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Carer Roles
  • Youth Work
  • Child and Adolescent Counselling
  • School Counselling
  • Teaching & Education
  • Social Work
  • Child Care
  • Children's Services
  • Medical and Health Professions
Course Modules

Module 1: Counselling Skills I BPS109

  • Learning Specific Skills
  • Listening and Bonding
  • Reflection
  • Questioning
  • Interview Techniques
  • Changing Beliefs and Normalising
  • Finding Solutions
  • Ending the Counselling

Counselling skills are the foundation to becoming a counsellor. Every counsellor needs to understand what the different micro-skills are and how to make the best use of them. From listening and attending skills through to challenging skills such as confrontation and influencing skills like reflection of meaning, this course provides a framework for assisting students to learn and practice along the way. Graduates will feel well versed in the appropriate use of tools in their armoury.

Module 2: Child Psychology BPS104

  • Introduction to Child Psychology
  • The Newborn Infant
  • States and Senses of the Infant
  • Learning
  • Emotions and Socialisation
  • Cognitive Development
  • Language Development
  • Intelligence
  • Socialisation: Part A
  • Morality
  • Sexuality
  • Socialisation: Part B

Through mastering child psychology you can learn how children develop psychologically as they mature from infancy through to adolescence, and what factors (such as learning, parenting styles, reinforcement and genetic makeup) influence their behaviour and thinking. If you work with children you will gain valuable insights into child behaviour and be able to apply your knowledge to real-life situations. 

Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • A certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of studies and qualifications.
  • One-on-one mentor and a student support advisor available to you 5 days a week.
Who Will This Course Interest?

This course is a beginner-level course and will lay a sound foundation of knowledge and skills that can grow with experience and further study. Counselling and Psychology is a competitive field, and this course will help you develop and strengthen your skills and knowledge to become more successful in counselling or a similar role and ensure you stand out from the competitors. Understanding the basics of what makes an effective counselling process while understanding child psychology when dealing with children are broad skills that can be useful and implemented in several counselling and psychology roles.

Student Support

You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support advisor, mentor and course consultants, who are available 5 days per week.

Assessments

Assessments are an important part of your study journey as they help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving on to the next. They also help your student support advisor and mentors identify where any further support may be required so that you get the most out of your course. You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, undertaking research and watching videos. Assessments might include case studies, quizzes, and written assessments.

Certification

Upon completing the course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for each certificate completed and a Certificate of Completion.

Summary

Ever wondered how to make a meaningful impact in the lives of young people? Struggling to navigate the complex emotional landscapes of children and adolescents? The Certificate in Youth and Counselling is your starting point to learn counselling skills to help children and youth in need while gaining a deep understanding of child psychology. 

Course Outline

Students will undertake 2 Key Modules, made up of 20 subjects.

Learn the Essential Skills to Help Youth and Children in Need

This course is a comprehensive toolkit designed to equip you with actionable skills and insights. Dive into specialised modules that cover everything from mastering effective listening and bonding techniques to understanding the cognitive and emotional development of children. Learn how to ask the right questions, change beliefs, and find solutions that work. The course goes beyond traditional counselling methods to include a robust section on child psychology. Decode the mysteries of childhood behaviour, explore the significance of parenting styles, and delve into the cognitive milestones that shape a child’s world. Whether you’re interested in youth work or school counselling, this course lays a solid foundation to make you stand out in a competitive field.

But that’s not all. The course also opens doors to a wide array of career outcomes. Imagine yourself in roles that range from psychotherapy and youth work to school counselling and social work. This comprehensive course is designed to give you a competitive edge, offering broad skills applicable across various roles in psychotherapy, youth work, school counselling, social work, child psychology, child care, teaching aide and more. So don’t delay and take the first step toward a fulfilling career and enquire about the Certificate in Youth and Counselling today.

Module 1: Counselling Skills I (100 hours)

Counselling skills are the foundation to becoming a counsellor. Every counsellor needs to understand what the different micro-skills are and how to make the best use of them. From listening and attending skills through to challenging skills such as confrontation and influencing skills like reflection of meaning, this course provides a framework for assisting students to learn and practice along the way. Graduates will feel well versed in the appropriate use of tools in their armoury.

Module 2: Child Psychology (100 hours)

Through mastering child psychology you can learn how children develop psychologically as they mature from infancy through to adolescence, and what factors (such as learning, parenting styles, reinforcement and genetic makeup) influence their behaviour and thinking. If you work with children you will gain valuable insights into child behaviour and be able to apply your knowledge to real-life situations.

Assessment

Assessments are an important part of your study journey as they help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your student support advisor and mentors identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course. You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, undertaking research and watching videos. Assessments might include case studies, quizzes, and written assessments.

Approval & Recognition

The Learning Group is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises quality and excellence in education providers in tertiary education.

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

About the Course Provider

The Learning Group

Whether you want to stand out from the competition, move into a new industry or turn your passion into a career, The Learning Group courses are designed to help you get ahead and stay ahead. They have a student-first approach, so you can study your way, when and how it suits you. Their courses are designed to fit in with your lifestyle, so you can continue to work and study at the same time. You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support mentor and their experienced course consultants, who are available to you 5 days a week. The pathway to success looks different for everyone. As a Learning Group student, you will have the opportunity to further study with their well-rounded study program with industry associations and partnerships to deliver personal development and career success. Plus, they partner with industry leading education providers, so you can unlock access to LinkedIn Learning. The Learning Group offers a wide range of Australian online education courses, from Aged Care to Zoology, tailored for flexible learning. Their student-first approach ensures you can study at your own pace, balancing work and education. With industry partnerships and LinkedIn Learning access, these courses support career advancement and personal development, making it ideal for those looking to enhance their skills or pivot to new careers entirely, all through online study.
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