The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) as the largest provider of grief and bereavement education in Australia (RTO 22004) presents the Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention (GCBCI).
The GCBCI is a highly sought-after qualification which provides with theoretical and clinical skills to support patients and clients with both normative and complicated grief reactions.
Our course is nationally recognised, post-graduate VET Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, equivalent to a Bachelor Honours Degree, and is specifically designed for health practitioners with appropriate training and substantial work experience in human services field and wanting to specialise in grief and bereavement counselling.
Whether you’re changing direction or gaining that competitive edge, our leading-class research and evidence led GCBCI program offers a professionally relevant education. Our graduates develop strong connections with community and industry that opens the door to outstanding future career prospects.
This course can help create pathways to an array of employment opportunities in various environments including schools, hospitals, palliative care services, the corporate sector and community health settings.
Counselling qualification: have completed a Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma in a counselling related field.
Experience: minimum 50 hours of one on one supervised counselling or working towards this.
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12 August 2019
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12 August 2019
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*We have limited spots. The enrolments will be closed earlier if the intake is full.
Duration: 11 months (part-time)
Mode of delivery:
CHCFCS004 Provide grief and loss counselling
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for counsellors to explore the meaning and effect of grief and loss issues and work with individuals and families experiencing grief and loss. This unit applies to family relationship counsellors who operate with significant autonomy in therapeutic professional service roles in the community sector.
CHCPRP007 Work within a clinical supervision framework
COUCON001 Apply concepts of grief and bereavement.
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.
This unit applies to those responsible for providing support and counselling to a range of people experiencing grief or loss and different reactions to bereavement.
COUINV001 Provide appropriate interventions to support people experiencing complex bereavement.
This unit provides the knowledge and skills to assist people who are experiencing complicated or prolonged reactions to grief.
This unit applies to those responsible for counselling people experiencing complicated and prolonged bereavement. Successful completion of this unit will equip persons with the background skills and knowledge to provide these counselling services
Credit for previous study or work available
Competency based with a mix of knowledge and practical assessments in a simulated work environment.
Students access course materials and resources via the Learning Management System (Moodle/Learnbook). This includes moderated discussion forums and individual tutor support, and also feedback on workbook activities.
We provide trainer support and practical skill development which includes two orientation sessions and a graduation day.
Upon successful completion of the GCBCI graduates may apply to complete a paid Internship Program at ACGB to work towards becoming a Certified Bereavement Practitioner (CBP). The CBP program ensures that specialised grief and bereavement practitioners who have undertaken specialised training are given due recognition. Click HERE for more information.
Further details about the Internship Program are available HERE , or by contacting the Centre and speaking to the Internship Program Coordinator.
Upon completion of the Internship, students would be eligible to apply for paid bereavement counselling roles at ACGB, or with any other loss and grief related agency.
Deposit to commence
$560 x 11 months
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12 August 2019
5 Core Units (3 face to face and 2 online)
11 months (part-time)
Australian Qualifications Framework