Master of Counselling

Advanced Diploma in Counselling

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Stirling Theological College
44-60 Jacksons Road
Mulgrave, VIC, 3170


Monday - Friday
9AM - 5PM


Dr Art Wouters
Dean of Counselling at Stirling Theological College
(03) 9790 1000

We are excited to announce the Advanced Diploma in Counselling, coming in 2020. More information including how to apply will be added soon!

What is this course about?

The Advanced Diploma in Counselling prepares students to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and significantly enhances their counselling, professional and spiritual foundations. Students form a vision of the counsellor that reflects both individual and relational work, supportive and intensive therapies, psychological competence and theological congruence. The course requires a consistent commitment to supervision and personal and professional integration.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Counselling

  1. have well developed counselling skills to work with clients of low to moderate needs.

  2. have a deep understanding of themselves as counsellors.

  3. apply client spirituality into the counselling experience from an ethically integrated, Christ-centred perspective.

  4. apply theological and professional reflection to their practice.

  5. apply professional practice in counselling with diverse people in a range of contexts.

Admission dates

  • Admissions for first semester 2020 close on Friday 14 February 2020.

  • Admissions for second semester 2020 close on Friday 17 July 2020.

Admission criteria

A person may apply to the Academic Board to enrol as a candidate for the Advanced Diploma in Counselling if he or she has satisfactorily completed an eligible Diploma of Counselling as determined by the University of Divinity’s Academic Board.

For the purposes of admission, eligible Diplomas in Counselling are:

  1. CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

  2. CHC51712 Diploma of Counselling

  3. 10486NAT Diploma of Counselling (Christian)

  4. 80883ACT Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)

  5. 80665ACT Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)

  6. 11397ACT Diploma of Christian Counselling and Family Therapy

Follow on study

The Advanced Diploma in Counselling meets the academic entry requirements for the Bachelor of Counselling Program. Graduates will need to undertake an entry interview to confirm admission into the Bachelor program.