The counselling faculty at Tabor Adelaide have a strong commitment to transformational learning. Our aim is that students grow in the knowledge and skills required of professionals working within counselling and related human services sector. Our accredited post graduate courses aim to effectively integrate theory and practice which leads to potential employment opportunities.
The uniqueness of this course is evident in the following:
The Graduate Diploma consists of 24 credit points' core subjects and 24 credit points' electives. This one-year full-time course, comprising of 48 credit points total, prepares graduate students forprofessional counselling careers, and emphasises the development of professional and practical counselling skills.
The practical aspect of the program is what makes it unique. The 160 hours of counselling is completed at Life Design Counselling and Education and a small percent is completed in a placement context. All counselling hours are completed under the guidance of qualified and experienced supervisors. Students work with individuals, families and groups. Practical experience is enriched by lecturers, case conferences and studies on professional issues.
The course articulates with the Master of Counselling and may form the first year of that course.
The program prepares graduates to work as professional counsellors in a wide range of vocational settings. Graduate outcomes have been excellent with 70% of graduates currently engaging in counselling practice and 23% having proceeded to Master studies in public university settings.
*Post graduate intensive electives are offered on a rotation basis over a three year period in these specialist counselling areas.
Course Duration: 1 year full time
Location: Tabor College, MILLSWOOD
Intake: January and Mid Year
Prerequisites: Applicants must have completed a bachelor-level qualification from a recognised tertiary institution approved by the Course Coordinator. The applicant's suitability will be assessed at a pre-selection interview. Supplementary work will be required of an applicant who is deemed by the Course Coordinator to have insufficient knowledge and understanding in a significant foundational area. The nature and extent of this supplementary work will depend on an applicant's former studies and experience. For example, applicants who have not received training in counselling micro skills in their entry award will be required to complete counselling skills subjects.