Please note:
 Enrolments will open 1 October 2018. Intakes available in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane commencing February 2019.

22264VIC Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention 

DURATION: 11 Months Part Time
DELIVERY: Blended Mode of Delivery (Online and Face to Face)
FEES: $6,800
$640 deposit on application
Flexible payment option $560 x 11 monthly payments

22264VIC The Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention (GCBCI) is an eleven month, part-time course delivered in Mulgrave (Victoria), Sydney (New South Wales), Brisbane (Queensland) and Perth (Western Australia)

The GCBCI is a nationally recognised post-graduate VET qualification (Australian Qualifications Framework Level 8, equivalent to a Bachelor Honours Degree). This course is designed to provide current and appropriate training and education in applied competencies and theoretical frameworks – all deemed essential for the provision of effective bereavement counselling and intervention. 


VU21583 Apply concepts of grief and bereavement 
VU21584 Provide bereavement counselling and support 
VU21585 Provide appropriate interventions to support people experiencing complex bereavement 
VU21586 Access services to support clients experiencing bereavement 
CHCFCS806C Work within a clinical supervision framework 


Industry - Driven Teaching

The GCBCI is an industry driven program with competency based training. Benchmarks for bereavement counsellors are reflected in each unit’s performance criteria.

Diverse teaching strategies and a unique learning experience 

The GCBCI course is delivered as a mixed mode / blended learning program incorporating three major types of training and learning activities:

1. Individual / Self-Directed Learning with students accessing course materials and resources via the LMS.
2. Tutor Guided Learning such as moderated Discussion Forums and individual tutor support, feedback on Workbook Activities.
3. Face-to-Face Training sessions which provide trainer support and practical skill development.


The GCBCI is designed for counsellors, social workers, health workers and psychologists with appropriate counselling training and substantial work experience in the human services field.

Selection for participation in this course is based on the following criteria:

• Counselling Qualification: have completed a Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma in a counselling or related field, and have at least 2 years practical experience in counselling.

• Further qualifications and experience: All qualifications and experience in human service related fields and loss will   be considered. Experience can include working in any field with grief and loss issues such as mental health, drugs and alcohol, disabilities, homelessness etc.


Melbourne (A) 4 February 2019
Melbourne (B) 21 February 2019
Melbourne (C) 4 July 2019

Sydney 6 February 2019

Brisbane 11 April 2019

Perth (new intake) 4 April 2019

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The Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention (22264VIC) is accredited under the Australian Quality Training Framework by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).