Certificate in Child and Youth Counselling

Start a Rewarding Career in Child and Youth Counselling in Australia

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.

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

Course Overview

Course Modules

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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

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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 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.


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

About The Course

Learn the Essential Skills to Help Youth and Children in Need

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 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. 

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 Child and Youth Counselling today.

Study from $25 Per Week

Want to study for the Certificate in Child & Youth Counselling but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! This course comes with a super affordable payment plan option. Simply pay as low as $25 per week towards until the course is paid off and stress less.