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Diploma in Child and Youth Counselling

4.88 out of 5 based on 17 customer ratings
(17 customer reviews)

$1,295.00 plus GST

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and adolescents?

If you are passionate about working with children and young people then this online course is perfect for you. You will learn about theories of childhood development (e.g. morality, cognition, psychosocial), as well as develop core counselling skills. The modules offer an opportunity to learn about specialist areas such as mental health problems which have their onset in childhood, adolescent development, and disorders of childhood.

You will also learn more general psychology which can be applied to people of all ages, or focusing on specific areas for counselling. You can study this flexible course in your own home and at your own pace, and you will have support from our experienced and highly qualified tutors.

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Product Description

Key Benefits

  • Learn about the counselling process and how to talk to people and children about their problems
  • Advance your career by improving your communication and people management skills
  • Gain a foundation for working in counselling
  • Complete online in your own time, at your own pace
  • Learn skills to help children grow and develop
  • Build your confidence and skills when relating to adolescents
  • Enrol to the three courses together with this bundle and save money!

This course is designed for:

Anyone working in schools, youth work, child and adolescent counselling, child psychology or other caring roles. It will also be of great interest to parents  and those who deal with children or teenagers in their daily lives.

Meet our tutors

Maya Light

Maya LightMaya is a provisionally registered clinical psychologist with a genuine passion for her subject. She has a lifelong thirst for knowledge, particularly when it comes to understanding how we perceive the world around us. Since achieving her psychology degree in 2007, she has tutored a number of courses for psychology students, and run workshops and support groups for people with eating disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety and depression.


Tamara psychology tutor


Tamara has always enjoyed helping people to achieve their goals. She has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Auckland, double majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience; and she is planning on pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology.


Tara Psychology tutor


Tara is originally from Ireland, but has been living in Australia and New Zealand for the last few years. She has a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Liverpool John Moores University School of Law. She specialised in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice, and volunteered with domestic violence charities back in Ireland.

Course Summary

Courses: 3 courses with 8-10 modules per course

Assessments: 28 modules / 28 assignments

Duration: Approximately 300 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week within 12 months.

Career Academy Level:  6

Complete this course and we will donate to Youthline:

This course spans three certificates:

Certificate in Child Psychology: 10 Modules:

1. Introduction to child psychology
2. The newborn infant
3. States and senses of the infant
4. Learning
5. Emotions
6. Cognitive development
7. Language development
8. Intelligence
9. Socialisation
10. Sexuality and morality

Adolescent Psychology: 10 Modules:

1. Introduction
2. Life Crises
3. Physical Development
4. Intellectual Development
5. Emotional Development
6. Sexuality
7. Social Development
8. Moral Development
9. Delinquency and Crime
10. Adolescents and the Transition to Adulthood

Certificate in Counselling: 8 Modules:

1. Learning specific counselling skills
2. Listening and bonding
3. Reflection
4. Questioning
5. Interview techniques
6. Changing beliefs and normalising
7. Finding solutions
8. Ending the counselling


What our students say:

★★★★★ - "Excellent course overall. Fitted my needs. Would definitely recommend to others". - Zainab Khaki

★★★★★ - "The tutors have been fantastic and the content is really interesting." Mandy Pickett

Receive a FREE 12-month student membership to the International Association for Counselling:

Investment: Only $1295 + GST or $25 per week with our interest FREE payment plan.

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This diploma covers the following three courses:

Certificate in Child Psychology

child-development-auGain insights into children's behaviour by learning how they develop psychologically and the influences on their reasoning.

This online course covers the development of a child's cognitive abilities as well as their emotional and social behaviour. It helps parents and child care workers provide an environment that nurtures a child's development.

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Adolescent Psychology

Adolescent PsychologyUnderstand teenage behaviour and development

Teenage years can be very difficult for all members of the family! Examine the life changes each adolescent must navigate on their journey to adulthood. Understand of the role transitions and crises faced by young people and become a more effective parent, teacher or youth worker.

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Certificate in Counselling

Cert in CounsellingImprove your listening and communication skills!

A counsellor’s role is to facilitate the resolution of issues, whilst respecting a person’s values, personal resources, culture and capacity for choice. Counselling provides a regular time and space for someone to talk about their problems and explore difficult feelings in a confidential and dependable environment.

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17 reviews for Diploma in Child and Youth Counselling

  1. 5 out of 5


    I really enjoyed my course, it was readable, appropriate and furthered my knowledge like I wanted. Thank you Career Academy.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I love my course already still up at 12.20 reading thank you career academy

  3. 5 out of 5


    I have only just started my course and have found it great and fairly easy to work through. The support offered so far has been excellent and I’m sure when I do need help it will be offered freely.

  4. 5 out of 5


    The tutors were really good and helpful the one time I contacted them. The course is really well put together and easy to understand so it is great for those who are just getting back into studying.

  5. 4 out of 5


    I liked the flexibility of the course offered at The Career Academy.

  6. 5 out of 5


    The tutors are awesome they give great feedback on assignments, they are so efficient. They mark assessments in a timely manner so you are not waiting too long for results or for resits.

  7. 5 out of 5


    I did not use the help of the tutors much, but when I did I found them extremely helpful. I loved the fact that the course was online as it gave me a lot of flexibility. The resources provided to me were well documented and easy to understand.

  8. 4 out of 5


    It is a good basic course. I feel like I’m getting a good introduction to the topics and the assignments have been very good, got me thinking about things. I have not had much interaction with the tutors, but they seem to be good.They marked my assignments promptly and gave helpful feedback.

  9. 5 out of 5


    I am enjoying the course very much

  10. 5 out of 5


    Have just started my course and am enjoying that it gets my mind working and I am learning new stuff

  11. 5 out of 5


    theyre informative

  12. 5 out of 5


    I’m loving the course and learning heaps through it and the tutors seem very helpful! It’s a great course 🙂

  13. 5 out of 5


    Easy and manageable course with helpful, accommodating tutors.

  14. 5 out of 5


    Everything’s going really well so far! The tutors have been fantastic and the content is really interesting.

  15. 5 out of 5


    Excellent course overall. Fitted my needs. Would definitely recommend to others.

  16. 5 out of 5


    Only done about 3 or 4 weeks so far but honestly it’s going pretty good and I’m working on the Intro to Psych paper at the moment and it’s really quite interesting.

  17. 5 out of 5


    pretty good course helpful tutors

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