The Graduate Certificate in Applied Support Work is for those looking for an introduction to the evidence-based application of psychological principles relevant to a support worker. It is designed for people working, or intending to work, in a broad range of allied health fields including community work, aged care, social care and health settings. It will equip you with knowledge and skills in the areas of motivation and emotions and the principles of behaviour change, as well as introducing you to the fundamentals of abnormal psychology and the basics of therapeutic communication skills with people in distress. Together, these elements combine to provide current and aspiring support workers with a psychological basis for understanding and improving their work practice.
Completion of an undergraduate degree (AQF 7 or equivalent) from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent.
- Completing this program within the specified (part-time) duration is based on studying 24-unit points per semester (normally 2 courses) and following the recommended study sequence.
- The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified.
- It is each student’s responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates.
- Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, examinations, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests, simulated case work and practical demonstrations.
Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.