Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling


Why study this course?

The Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling is a nationally recognised course by the national regulator the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and is designed to equip you with the skills required to work as a counsellor in the community services sector or in private practice.

The course provides the skills and knowledge essential for counselling including: working with clients, life transformation, grief, loss, networking, risk management, occupational health and safety as well as matters specific to case management.

Course overview

The Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling is a challenging and enriching journey towards greater self-awareness and life management leading to personal confidence and practical skilling. Each Module deepens the theory and practice of working holistically with clients, and how to case manage their journey, using a client-centred methodology.

The first part of the course is orientated towards applying self-awareness techniques and methods to gain insight into one’s personal mythology and life experience – what shaped your personal mythology. Transpersonal work is about seeing behind the mask and attempting to experience greater authenticity and creativity in one’s life by changing patterns that do not serve us. It also combines scientific knowledge with traditional healing models and techniques that demonstrate how different cultural beliefs define notions of normality. This learning includes participating in therapeutic dream work, process and group work and exercises in human potentials.

Because most of our students are mature age, we assume they do have significant life experience and wisdom. This experience is then informed by transpersonal knowledge, so the counsellor/ therapist develops his or her own unique style and emphasis.

The second part of the course directs students towards the application of these techniques when working with clients. Students will learn about mainstream mental health models because this is how most people benchmark their mental health. But one of the significant diversions from mainstream approaches is the transpersonal understanding of spiritual crisis and emergence work – “break through” not “breakdown” and the relationship between mental health and spiritual experiences.

Further, students learn client-centred counselling techniques, case management, ethics, working with different populations, legal obligations and setting up a practice.  Students also complete 100 hours of supervised placement and ongoing supervision in the class.

Career outcomes

This course is particularly relevant for those who wish to gain employment in organisations such as counselling services, government agencies, alcohol and drug centres, rehabilitation, community health centres, outreach services, residential services, refugee support services, youth centres and women’s health centres, men’s health services, schools, corrections and private practice.

What to do next

Please email to book your place for the next Information Evening and receive information pack.

If you are interested in applying for the course, please complete the Application Form and call Phoenix on 03 9510 4264 to book in for an interview which is the first step in the enrolment process.