Diploma in Child & Youth Counselling

Rated 4.73 out of 5 based on 15 customer ratings
(15 customer reviews)

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 about Child & Youth Counselling 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 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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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 Child & Youth Counselling 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.

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

Child Psychology

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 & Morality

Adolescent Psychology

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


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

Course summary

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

Courses: 3 courses, one at a time.

Assessments: 28 modules / 28 assignments

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

About the developers: This course has been developed by highly qualified counsellors with many years working experience.

Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 12 months until you complete with the option to extend if necessary.

Course Level: 6

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What our students say

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

★★★★★ - "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." Charlotte Kahukiwa

Tamara - 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. Tamara loves cooking European food in her free time.

Tara - 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 Moore’s University school of Law. She specialised in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice, and volunteered with domestic violence charities back in Ireland.

15 reviews for Diploma in Child & Youth Counselling

  1. Rated 2 out of 5

    Mele Bloomfield

    Interested in doing this online child and youth counseling

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Najiha Syeda

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

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tracee Schutt

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

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joanne Clark

    I am waiting to start this course and after reading your reviews im getting excited too.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephen Hansen

    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.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kerry Dawn Picard

    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.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura-Louise Acock

    I found the comments really useful from tutors in terms of their feedback. I liked the fact that you could do the course in your own time, as I could juggle it around a full time job.

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ibrahim Alghamdi

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

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kayla McMinn

    Easy and manageable course with helpful, accommodating tutors.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mandy Pickett

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

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Zainab Khaki

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

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shona Morgan

    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.

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