Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling and Mental Health

Approved Abbreviation: UGCCounMH

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7170.1

AQF Level: 5

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling and Mental Health combines a range of units in the social sciences and psychology that serves as a foundation for basic counselling skills, with a particular focus on counselling those experiencing mental health challenges. Students are prepared for careers in a wide range of human services organisations across diverse practice areas, including case work, group or individual counselling, in person or remote, and supporting community development and crisis intervention projects.

Study Mode
Six months full-time

Course Advice

UG Certificate Course


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
OnlineFull TimeOnline See above


This short course is available to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over.

For more information on applying please see the link to The College admission pages below.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points including the units listed below.

101551Understanding Society
101900Working with Communities
101594Mental Health in the Community
400193Human Services Intervention Strategies

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