Diploma of Counselling & Groupwork

By: Australian Institute for Relationship Studies (AIRS)  07-Sep-2011
Keywords: Training, Marriage & Family Counsellors, Professional Development

 

The Australian Institute for Relationship Studies offers the Diploma of Counselling and Groupwork. This course is accredited with the NSW Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board (VETAB). We offer this course in a number of locations throughout the Sydney metropolitan area, Wollongong and Newcastle.


Aim of this Course

This course covers basic communication skills, advanced counselling techniques, self-awareness, human behaviour, ethics and groupwork. Whilst eclectic in nature this course also introduces tudents to systemic ideas and the application of these to individual counselling.

Students are offered the opportunity to absorb, develop and consolidate knowledge and practical skills for use in counselling individuals and groupwork.


Who is this Course For?

This program is available to all who have an interest in counselling and group work, to either establish a new career or to enhance their career in a related field such as human resources, management, health, welfare and education.

Previous students have completed this course for a range of reasons:

For personal development and the acquisition of communication skills;

To learn new skills such as being able to facilitate and conduct groups;

To enhance skills already used in counselling and group contexts; and

To gain new knowledge on specific subjects such as an understanding of human behaviour

In the past, a number of students have gained employment within the organisation in group work programs.

If students intend to begin a private practice it is recommended that they access opportunities to gain experience in counselling while studying this course to consolidate their learning. Supervision is also recommended on completion of the course.

Keywords: Australian, Counseling, Counselling Training, Marriage & Family Counsellors, Professional Development, Studies, Training

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