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Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling and Mental Health

Approved Abbreviation: UGCCounMH

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7170.2

AQF Level: 5

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2021 or later.

For Commencement Year 2020, please refer to: 7170.1 - Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling and Mental Health

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
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this 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.

500042Understanding Society (UG Cert)
500043Working with Communities (UG Cert)
500044Mental Health in the Community (UG Cert)
500045Human Services Intervention Strategies (UG Cert)

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