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Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Holistic Practice)

Course Code

GDC

Accreditation

TEQSA

Mode

Blended:
In-person Intensives + Online Study

Qualification

Graduate Diploma
(AQF Level 8)

1 Year
(Full Time)

2 Years
(Part Time)

Duration

Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Holistic Practice)

AQF Level 8

The Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Holistic Practice) is a postgraduate course attuned to the increasing complexity and fast paced change of our times, as well as the developing mental health landscape of the early 21st century. But it does so in a unique way, recognising that what is often required to cope and flourish in modern society is the need to slow down and listen to the wisdom within.

 

At Metavision we combine experiential learning and transformational education to deepen self-awareness. We create and model safe space for students, who are challenged to engage with every aspect of themselves in a truly holistic fashion. Faculty members will support you to develop your capacity for critical questioning, asking you to reflect upon the human condition and spirituality, while nurturing your relationship to your place in the world and your own wellbeing.

Our Model

The Metavision model facilitates the formation of graduates as skilled and professional counsellors. Graduates will display an advanced level of awareness of self and others, integrity, ethics, rigour and conscious development. Our aim is to produce graduates who have 'done the work' and can lead others on the same path to integration, flow, and an expanded sense of self.

 

The Metavision Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Holistic Practice) is designed for those wanting to enter a career in these helping, listening and caring professions at the highest level, whether they be graduates of a more conventional Bachelor's degree in psychology, the social sciences or the humanities, or those interested in a career change from something less satisfying. It is also appropriate for current practitioners who wish to gain a formal qualification at a Postgraduate level, while extending their skills and deepening their knowledge into new territory and broader applications.

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Admission

General Entry
  • A qualification from a university or registered higher education provider at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor’s degree) or higher which has included counselling skills training, or
     

  • Relevant experience, training and/or have worked in a cognate field and you do not have an undergraduate degree, and
     

  • Satisfy English proficiency requirements (for applicants whose first language is not English and who have not completed a qualification delivered in English), and
     

  • Attendance at interview.

Bridging Course

Applicants who have not completed counselling skills training in their previous qualification will be required to attend a bridging course provided by Metavision Institute.

More details can be found here:  Foundational Counselling Skills

Credit, RPL and Articulation

Prospective students may apply for credit in the Graduate Diploma course on the basis of prior formal learning at the same AQF level, and RPL for prior informal learning that is relevant and current. See the Credit Transfer Policy and Guideline for more information.

Indicative Total Student Enrolments

In 2024, the nested Graduate Diploma and Masters course had approximately 45 enrolled students.

Residency Requirements

Our higher education courses are not offered to international students studying in Australia on a student visa.

Course Fees

Payment plans are available

Payment plans are available enabling students to pay fees in instalments.

Credit Points
Cost per CP
Total
Units 101 - 108
x 26
$836.36
$21,745.36

Other Costs

  • Application fee: $175 + credit card transaction fee 2.3%

  • Non-refundable Deposit: $1500 (allocated to course tuition fees) + credit card transaction fee 2.3%
    *For transaction-fee free options, please contact us

  • National Police Check: $41.50 on the Clear to Work website

  • Textbooks: Students are expected to purchase the required textbooks for each unit

  • Personal therapy: Five sessions with a PACFA registered counsellor or psychotherapist

  • Travel and accommodation for workshop intensives

Bridging Course - $1,500

  • Applicants who have not completed counselling skills training in their previous qualification will be required to attend a bridging course provided by Metavision Institute.

  • More details: Foundational Counselling Skills

Fee Refunds

  • Students may withdraw from their enrolled units prior to the Census Date and receive full unit tuition fee refunds. The enrolment deposit is not refundable.

  • Students who withdraw from their enrolled units after the Census Date will not usually receive a tuition fee refund. However, students who require special consideration may apply for a refund on the Fee Refund Application Form.

  • More details: Fee Refund Policy

Course Dates

Year 1 - 2024
Start Date
Census Date
End Date
Semester 1
11 March
29 March
Intensive 1
11 March
16 March
Semester 2
22 July
10 August
Intensive 2
22 July
27 July
Intensive 3
15 November
17 November

Semester and Intensive Dates

Each table below shows all the available dates for the cohort based on enrolment period (intake). Some dates are to be advised (TBA - not yet defined), dates may be changed ahead of schedule - students will be informed of any date change.

Workshop Intensives

Intensives run for the full day on each scheduled day except the last one.

Day
Start
Finish
Intensive Days
9:00am
5:30pm
Final Day
9:00am
1:00pm
Online Discussions
Regularly throughout semester

Part-Time Study Options

Metavision will now be offering part time study for in 2024. Students can follow a study pathway of two-units per semester, and spread their coursework across two years.

  • 2024 current unit price will apply for 2024 only, pricing for following years are indicative to that year’s price increase if any. Pricing will be released by 31st October each year.

  • You can switch between part-time and full-time enrolment, but once the first semester of the academic year has commenced you cannot switch until the end of Semester 2.

  • Before progressing to the next semester, it is essential to finish all required units. If you haven't completed these units in a timely manner, you might need to wait until the following year to fulfil these requirements.

  • Failing to successfully complete a unit within the assigned semester will necessitate your completion of the current unit provided by Metavision, which may differ from the originally designated unit.

  • You will still be required to attend 3 intensives per year, part time will need to attend 3 x 3 day intensives while full time will attend 2 x 6 day and 1 x 3 day per year.

Dean of Education
Professor of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Course Coordinator
Associate Lecturer in Holistic Counselling

Course Coordinator
Associate Lecturer in Holistic Counselling

Course Faculty

Course Sequence, Units & Credit Points (26 cp in total)

Core Units

(101) 

Models for Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy

The unit traces the development of the  holistic counselling profession from the beginning of modern psychology, with Freudian psychoanalysis and Jungian depth psychology.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 1
Mode: I
ntensive & Online Study

(102) 

Inner Work 1

The development of skills in self-awareness through inner work is central to the holistic counselling and psychotherapy model.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 1
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(103) 

The Human Being from a Holistic Perspective

This 3-credit point unit explores holistic theories of consciousness, drawing primarily on the foundational work of Rudolf Steiner and related figures.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 1
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(104) 

Core Process Orientated Skills 1: Introduction

Introduces students to the Process Orientated approach of Arnold Mindell, including the contribution of quantum physics, field theory, levels of awareness, consciousness continuum and the dreambody.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 1
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(105) 

Core Process Orientated Skills 2: Working with Body Symptoms and Dreams

Learn and practice skills for working safely with unfolding sensory and grounded information present in body symptoms.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 2
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(106) 

Core Process Orientated Skills 3: Conflict, Diversity and Relationships

Develop a deeper understanding of Process Orientated theory and skills for working with conflict, including deep democracy principals and Mindell's four phase conflict theory.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 2
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(107) 

Mental Health Practice

Explore holistic approaches to mental health, including the recovery model and the Process Orientated approach to understanding altered states.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 2
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

(108) 

Holistic Counselling Supervision and Practice

An introduction to the foundational ethic, social and legal aspects of professional counselling practice.

Period: Year 1 - Semester 2
Mode: Intensive & Online Study

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