The fully online Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling and Mental Health combines a range of units in the social sciences and psychology that serves as a foundation for basic counselling skills, with a particular focus on counselling those experiencing mental health challenges.
Note: We are currently not accepting applications for the Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling and Mental Health. Our 2021 intake for this course is currently under review.
Advance human health
We are currently reviewing offerings for 2021. Register your interest now to be kept up to date with our 2021 course offerings.
You will be prepared for careers in a wide range of human services organisations across diverse practice areas, including case work, group or individual counselling, in person or remote, and supporting community development and crisis intervention projects.
This course offers a pathway to the Diploma of Social Science. If you wish to continue with further studies, the Diploma offers a direct pathway to the Bachelor of Social Science.
The Careers team have a host of volunteering and work experience opportunities you can look at as a student. Additionally, there will be industry speakers present for some of the courses to provide insight into the relevant industry.
The units covered in this course include;
- Understanding Society
- Working with Communities
- Mental Health in the Community
- Human Services Intervention Strategies
Our Undergraduate Certificates are designed to run in block mode which means that you complete one unit at a time over a shorter time period. This means you can focus 100% on one unit at a time. All of our units are run online. Assessments are industry grounded and will remain authentic to the activities, challenges, and expectations of the industry.
More information about the course structure is outlined in our handbook.
Discounted online short courses
The Federal Government is providing support for people to retrain or upskill during COVID-19. If you are a domestic student, you may be eligible to complete this course at a discounted rate.
To see our full list of discounted courses or to register your interest, follow the link below.
Fees and delivery
Eligible students also have access to interest-free HECS-HELP loans, so you can study now and pay later.
Find out more about HECS-HELP on the Study Assist website.
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this certificate.
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This program may open the door to a career in:
- Community development
- Crisis intervention
- Family support
- Mental health
- Welfare support
Community development worker
Community development workers help communities to help themselves. This profession is all about working alongside members of troubled communities, inspiring them, supporting them, and offering them guidance for making improvements to their own community.
Crisis intervention assistant
Crisis intervention assistants work with specialists to help individuals in at-risk situations to provide pro-active intervention that may avert a crisis. Often this involves helping people access counselling, and other services.
Family support worker
Family support workers typically work for government and community organisation, helping individuals to support their family on a case by case basis. They assist by helping people to navigate the support services available to them.
Mental health support worker
Mental Health Support Workers are qualified social workers and nurses who specialise in helping those with a range of mental health problems such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Residential support worker
Residential Support Workers are vital carers for vulnerable individuals and their families. Support Workers provide practical support, helping families to find safe, secure accomodation.
Welfare support officer
Welfare Support Workers provide support, information and advice to clients on emotional, financial, recreational, health, housing and other social welfare matters, and evaluate and coordinate the services of welfare and community service agencies.
Case workers design and implement strategies and programs to meet community and individual needs and assist individuals, families and groups with social, emotional and financial difficulties to improve quality of life by educating and supporting them.
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Related study options
This course is offered consistent with Federal Government’s Higher Education Relief Package. Should you choose to extend the completion of this course beyond December 1, 2020, you will be required to pay additional fees and this will be subject to unit availability. For the remainder of 2020, this course will only be offered online. The continuation of this course beyond 2020 will be dependent on student demand. The course / some parts of the course may be offered face-to-face, online or via mixed / blended mode of delivery beyond 2020. For more information, please visit the WSU Fees Page.