10775NAT Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) is a Nationally Recognised Training Organisation
(RTO22004). This course is accredited to ACGB and monitored by the national regulator, Australian Skills
Quality Authority (ASQA). 

ACGB are pleased to announce its revised Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention.
This 11-month online course is specifically designed for counsellors and other health practitioners with
appropriate counselling training.

The launch of the first intake will be in February 2022. Applications close 24th January 2022.
Limited spots are available, so do not miss out!

Course Overview

The course has been designed by experienced clinical experts with significant experience in the grief and loss field. Each of the carefully designed units will provide students with evidence-based theory and practical skills, which are essential for delivering effective bereavement counselling. The new structure incorporates a mix of pre-recorded lectures and interactive workshops, with the addition of key guest speakers and industry relative organisations to enhance the student's learning experience. 

Intake start dates
February intake: Thursday 24th February 2022
Intake Two: TBC
Intake Three: TBC

Workshop times (per intake)
AM: 10:30AM – 12:30PM (AEDT/AEST)
PM: 5:30PM – 7:30PM (AEDT/AEST)

Course fees

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP are not available for this course
Payment options available. Please contact [email protected] to discuss further.

Course Structure

This course includes five (5) core units, each unit duration is eight weeks and designed to complement one another to build upon the students learning of bereavement counselling.

For students to participate in the course, they will require access to a computer, internet, and Microsoft Word. 

Units of study

COUCON001 Apply concepts of grief and bereavement

This unit provides students with an introduction to providing bereavement counselling. Students will learn the knowledge and skills to establish a framework from which to inform grief and bereavement practice.

CHCFCS004 Provide grief and loss counselling

This unit provides students with the skills necessary to understand, assess and provide bereavement counselling to individuals. Students will learn how to conduct bereavement counselling and assist bereaved individuals to move towards a healthy adaptation.

COUSER001 Access services to support clients experiencing bereavement

This unit provides the knowledge and skills to enable counsellors to identify the need for outside support and services for clients and how to access support and services. Students will have the opportunity to learn from key guest speakers and industry relative organisations.

COUINV001 Provide appropriate interventions to support people experiencing complex bereavement

This unit provides the knowledge and skills to assist people who are experiencing complex bereavement. Students will learn how to appropriately use the diagnostic criteria for Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) and other interventions required for grief therapy.

CHCPRP007 Work within a clinical supervision framework

In this unit students will learn the necessary skills and knowledge required to participate in grief and loss clinical supervision. 

Entry Requirements

This course exposes students to challenging and emotionally confronting situations. It requires students who have sufficient professional and personal experiences to successfully take part in this course, along with the following criteria:

1. A counselling qualifications such as a Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma in a counselling related field AND

2. Evidence of two years practical experience in counselling AND

3. A high level of written and verbal communications skills coupled with digital literacy such as word, online platforms and recording devices AND

4. Access to a computer, internet and Microsoft Word.

Upcoming Information Session

To learn more about the course, please attend our upcoming information session. Register below:

Date: To be announced soon


Location: Online via zoom


Ready to Apply?

To apply, please fill out the application form. Make sure to have all your appropriate documentation available with you. Once received, we will be in contact to discuss your application further.

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Talk to our student support team today on [email protected]  or 1800 642 066. 

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