Learn about becoming a registered counsellor in Australia
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Learn about becoming a registered counsellor in Australia

Tips from a counselling educator
4.3 (48 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,214 students enrolled
Created by Nathan Beel
Last updated 1/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 30 mins on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • distinguish counselling from similar professions
  • understand what counselling associations are, and why they are important for counsellor registration
  • better determine appropriate training for your counselling career goals
  • understand how to gain and record appropriate experience
  • know the hints on how to become more employable as counsellors after graduation
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Requirements
  • Students only need a device that they can watch the course videos.
Description

Do you live in Australia and want to become a counsellor?

Navigating the journey to become a registered counsellor in Australia can be confusing.  Training in counselling is expensive and navigating the demands of the profession as a student or graduate can be tricky. People can gain years of counsellor practice to find out that they have not kept the correct paperwork and may find it difficult to join a counselling association.  This course has been written after hearing students describe their confusion about how to proceed towards registration. 

I have prepared this course to provide information to make your decisions easier and more informed. I am not going to tell you what course to enroll in or recommend one professional association over another. I believe in providing sufficient information so you can make informed decisions along the way. 

I have been a registered counsellor for almost two decades so am familiar with the requirements for the journey towards registration.  

Note that this course has been written for an Australian context only, and is not provided on behalf of any training institution or counselling association.  

In this course you will learn: 

  • The benefits of counsellor registration
  • The employment options for trained counsellors
  • The differences and requirements of counsellor training programs
  • Record keeping requirements for counselling experience and clinical supervision
  • About the importance of personal and professional development
Who is the target audience?
  • People wanting to learn how to become a registered counsellor in Australia
  • Students currently studying counselling or a related field
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Curriculum For This Course
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Entering the counselling profession
10 Lectures 22:47

This introduction will introduce you to the course topics and the speaker.

Introduction
01:43

Students will understand what counselling is, be able to differentiate counselling from similar professions, and recognise the benefits of becoming a registered counsellor.

Why become a registered counsellor?
03:52

Students will recognise the types of employment opportunities available for counsellors.

What are the employment prospects for counsellors?
02:22

Students will understand the purpose of professional counselling associations, what associations are available in Australia, and why counsellors can benefit from membership.

What are professional counselling associations?
03:20

Browse the association websites
01:28

This lecture will describe various training options available to meet the registration requirements.

What training should I do to become a counsellor?
03:10

Record keeping is essential for students and counsellors. Learn what records to keep. One type of record not mentioned here are records of professional development such as this. Keep the certificates of completion and certificates of attendance.

What records will I need to collect and keep?
02:57

What professional development will I need?
00:54

This section describes the importance of maintaining the counsellor's own fitness to practice and ongoing personal growth.

What personal development will I need to maintain?
02:00

This quiz will test some basics learned in this course.

Quiz
4 questions

This conclusion is a wrap up and describes where students can have their questions answered.

Conclusion
01:01
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Bonus lectures
2 Lectures 09:42

This section describes some tips for enhancing employability as a counsellor, particularly when positions have strong competition among applicants.

How can I enhance my employment prospects?
09:08

Bonus lecture: Feedback and vouchers
00:34
About the Instructor
Nathan Beel
4.3 Average rating
53 Reviews
1,503 Students
4 Courses
Lecturer, counsellor, clinical supervisor

Nathan Beel is a lecturer, counsellor, and clinical supervisor. Nathan has taught, published, and presented in a wide range of counselling related topics, and has delivered counselling services for the past 20 years. He is a Registrant and endorsed Supervisor of the Psychotherapy and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA), and a Clinical Member of the Queensland Counsellors Association (QCA).