Foundation in Counselling Certificate

12 month membership to the International Association for Counselling

2 modules

200 hours

Counsellors don’t provide solutions but they help people to find them for themselves. Build your knowledge from the ground up in counselling and psychology and understand the key concepts you need to make a difference in this much needed field.

This certificate will give you a broad knowledge in both areas of psychology and counselling which will allow you to step straight into the workforce as a counsellor or support worker and start leaving an immediate impact on people’s lives. 

Course overview

Payment options

This course can be paid off through an interest free payment plan for $25 per week. It also qualifies for a discount for upfront payments.

Course duration

This course is made up of 2 in-depth modules and make up 14 lessons. The amount of study time required to complete this course is approximately 200 hours of study. There is an option to reduce modules from this program to suit your needs.

Tutor support

You are studying online – but you are not studying alone. Our tutor support service comes with all of our courses and is available to you 24 hours, 7 days a week.


A Certificate of attainment will be issued upon completion of your course.

24/7 Access

Online 24/7 access to your course allowing you to fit your study in with your schedule.

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Course details

This course is ideal for:

  • Beginners with no study experience
  • People looking to start or transition into a career in counselling
  • Students looking to study psychology and want to experience a short course

100% Online

Developed and taught by experts in the industry, this certificate is delivered online to suit your lifestyle which allows you to study at your own pace.

Once you have completed the course you will be able to get started in this industry, as well as opening up a great pathway to a degree such as a Diploma in Psychology.

Career prospects

Where could you work?

  • School Counsellor
  • Careers Counsellor
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Family Support Officer
  • Counselling Service Manager
  • Age Care Worker
  • Mental Health Administration Worker
  • Phone crisis support counselling

Course modules

This course is comprised of 2 modules:


Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted and marked by the school’s tutors before it is returned to you with any comments, feedback and if necessary, extra reading.

Topics that will be covered in the Introduction to Psychology module include:

  • 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

Topics that will be covered in the Certificate in the Psychology & Counselling module include:

  • Stress
  • Abnormal behaviour
  • Individual behaviour
  • Group behaviour
  • Methods of dealing with abnormalities
  • Conflict resolution
  • Interpersonal communication skills
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“My tutor provided great feedback and encouragement. [The course] allows you and asks you to apply your life experiences first hand to the assignments, and is designed to give you room to creatively think and explain the readings, while also digging deeper into the research that’s available via internet, books, online library etc.”


“A very interesting and valuable experience.  I learnt a lot and it gave me a good grounding in the basics. It really made me think, and I liked how it enabled me to interact with people through the practical work.”


“I feel that over the duration of the course I gained a lot of knowledge and practical strategies that will be beneficial to me, and those I deal with personally and professionally. The course exceeded my expectations significantly.”


Gain the Foundation in Counselling Certificate for only $25 per week

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