GC&M Counselling HB

Graduate Certificate of Counselling

  • Overview

  • About the Programme

    Contemporary human needs include mental health care and wellbeing. This programme addresses these growing needs by equipping you as a professional, and allowing you to explore, identify and examine intervention strategies to assist those who are at risk. 

    Designed by experienced educators with substantial experience working as professional counsellors and psychologists, this programme will provide you with knowledge of theories, concepts, principles, issues, and contexts relevant to working as a counsellor, as well as preparatory skills.

    In this programme, you will focus on the following areas:

    • Lifespan development and counselling approaches relevant to issues experienced throughout the lifespan
    • Theory and counselling practice that leads to positive change, effective coping, and mental/emotional well-being
    • Principles, guidelines, and issues in conducting counselling in an ethically appropriate manner
    • Foundational interviewing and counselling skills as an interpersonal process, and the application of these to diverse contexts.

    For those already with an established career, the programme will provide complementary knowledge and understanding of human behaviour which may be applied to enable a positive, supportive and safe workplace environment.


    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Graduate Certificate of Counselling from Monash University, Australia.

    The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in Australia.

    Key facts
    11 months
    100% coursework-based curriculum

Ranking & Accreditation

Recognised by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC)

Applicable for Master of Counselling programme. (SAC)

Accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

Applicable for Master of Counselling programme. (ACA)

Accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)

Applicable for Master of Counselling programme. (PACFA)

Member of the Group of Eight of Australia's leading Universities
  • Intakes

    The upcoming intake for this programme will commence in February 2024.

    Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedules.



Core Modules

This programme comprises 24-credit points structured into 4 units over 11 months. 

You must complete the following 4 modules:

  • EDF5000 Lifespan development and counselling 
  • EDF5001 Counselling for change and transition 
  • EDF5002 Introduction to ethics and professional issues in counselling 
  • EDF5003 Foundations in counselling: Evidence-based practice
  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
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      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures / tutorials / workshops and assessments such as assignments / tests / examinations / projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

      payable in 2 instalments

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)

      Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.

      Non-Refundable Application Fee


      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)

      Student Development Fee


      Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)

      *Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.

      The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. More details can be found here.

      Mode of Payment

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      All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

      Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.

      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.


      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024 

      9% GST will apply.


      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      Education Loan

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs.

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

  • Duration
    • 11 months
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • 36 months

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