Students who satisfactorily complete this course will have achieved advanced knowledge and skills to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate high-level applied knowledge of core developmental and counselling theories, concepts, and practice. 
  2. Critically evaluate theories and therapeutic models to generate novel solutions to complex problems in child, youth, and family contexts.
  3. Demonstrate self-awareness and reflective practice, and relate to others respecting all aspects of human diversity.
  4. Communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally in written and oral communication across face-to-face and online environments.
  5. Identify, analyse, and resolve complex ethical and professional dilemmas while applying knowledge of different ethical paradigms, PACFA code of ethics, professional conduct guidelines, and the relevant legal State and Commonwealth guides.
  6. Apply knowledge of theoretical concepts, therapeutic models, and counselling skills to facilitate change ethically and professionally.
  7. Apply a range of evidence-based psychotherapies in working with children, adolescents, and families. 
  8. Employ autonomy, responsibility, and accountability in self-directed learning that facilitates lifelong learning and ongoing professional development.