Applicants who do not possess at least 4 GCE “O” Level Credits, including a credit for English Language, are to attempt the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and attain an overall band score of at least 6.5 points.
Applicants must be a Singapore Citizen, a Singapore Permanent Resident, or a holder of a valid Work Permit, or valid Dependent Pass.
ACADEMIC AND/OR PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
- A Bachelor Degree (may not be counselling-related); OR
- A Diploma (or its equivalent); OR
- A Certificate (or its equivalent)
Applicants will be assessed for suitability through:
- a face-to-face interview;
- a 200-word statement explaining why they have chosen to pursue a counselling programme, and what they intend to do with the qualifications attained; and
- one (1) character reference where the referee preparing the reference should have a good knowledge of the applicant’s quality of work and suitability for the counselling programme.
Graduate Certificate of Counselling
Graduate Diploma of Counselling
Master of Counselling (Advanced)
|Any Basic Degree||1||6 months||6 months||12 months|
|Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and a Basic Degree||2||Academic Credit Exemptions with Insertions||Academic Credit Exemptions with Insertions||12 months|
|Significant and Relevant Work Experience (SRWE) GCE ‘O’ or ‘A’ Level or Diploma with substantial work experience|
No Academic Credit (Exemptions)
|3||6 months||6 months||12 months|
Definition of Significant and Relevant Work Experience
Relevant work experience that can be used as a basis of admission to the Graduate Certificate of Counseling includes the following:
- Management and leadership programs;
- Skills development programs, e.g. negotiation skills, communication, people management;
- Short para-counseling courses, e.g. pastoral counseling;
- Personal development programs, e.g. parenting skills;
- Short courses on various counseling approaches, e.g. family violence or creative therapy;
- Community and social services programs;
- First year university courses that provide a broad overview of a relevant topic;
- Certificates of Educational Studies;
- Assessment and intervention programs; and,
- Community crisis response team training.
|Course Title: Graduate Certificate of Counselling|