Advanced Certificate in Psychology & Counselling

This internationally recognised qualification has the ability to open so many doors. It will enable you to learn the theory behind the skills and techniques used to help people work through their problems and issues with counselling. On successful completion, you’ll receive a free 12 month membership to the International Association for Counselling.

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~300 Hours | 12 Months Access

Study in your own time, at your own pace. Students generally complete one module per-week.

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Be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

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Improve your career prospects for just $1,995 + GST

Or from only $25 per week with our no deposit, interest free payment plan.

Students rate us 4.8 out of 5 stars

How you'll benefit

    • Gain an employer recognised qualification and add to your CV.
    • Increase your job prospects and learn key office Psychology & Counselling Skills.
    • Extend your understanding of psychology and counselling.
    • Learn the skills counsellors use to help people resolve their problems and issues.
    • Developed and delivered by psychology and counselling experts.
    • Learn online, at your own pace, with tutor support by phone and email.
  • Course Modules

    The Advanced Certificate in Psychology & Counselling comprises the following  courses;

    • 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
    • Stress
    • Abnormal Behaviour
    • Individual Behaviour
    • Group Behaviour
    • Methods of Dealing with Psychological Problems
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Interpersonal Communication Skills
    • Learning Specific Skills
    • Listening and Bonding
    • Reflection
    • Questioning
    • Interview Techniques
    • Changing Beliefs and Normalising
    • Finding Solutions
    • Ending the Counselling
    • The Counselling Session
    • Focusing 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
    • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy I: Freud, Erikson & Jung
    • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy II: Adler
    • Humanistic / Existential Approaches I: Gestalt Therapy
    • Humanistic / Existential Approaches II
    • Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy
    • Behavioural Therapy
    • Solution-Focussed Counselling
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Understanding Counselling
    • Ethics & Confidentiality
    • Understanding the Self
    • Personality
    • Emotions and Behaviour
    • Supervision
    • Referral Practice

    Why The Career Academy?

    We’re an internationally recognised online education provider, who partners with industry to deliver you the latest and most up to date content. We have almost 15 years experience in online education and help change the lives of over 20,000 students every single year.

    • Upskill and be awarded with an industry and employer recognised certificate to help you reach your potential & earn more.
    • You’ll receive unlimited tutor support from experienced professionals
    • Flexible online learning so you can study whenever and wherever you want
    • Get free access to the career centre who will review and improve your CV to help you succeed
    • 83% of our graduates say our qualifications improved their ability to get a new job or promotion

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    Receive unlimited tutor support

    Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

    Be awarded with an industry recognised certificate

    Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll be presented with a Professional Certificate by The Career Academy. This is an industry recognised certificate which will go a long way to helping you get a new job or promotion. You’ll also be given access to our exclusive Career Centre and be eligible for a free CV Review.

    Our students rate us 4.8 out of 5 stars

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    After enrolling, you’ll receive an 10-day cooling off period (or trial period). If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by selecting your course and clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors. Give them a call on 1800 837 550 or email them at

    This course costs $1,995 + GST or only $25 per week on a no deposit, interest free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

    This course takes approximately 300 hours, and you’ll have up to 12 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

    Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as a Counsellor. These jobs in Australia earn approximately $178,035 per year. (Payscale)

    Contact a friendly student advisor on 1800 837 550 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

    This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

    Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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    Absolutely! You’ve got a 10 day cooling off period (or trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to look through all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee.