Develop your clinical and professional supervision skills while learning alongside practitioners from a wide range of professions. Grow your skillset through short block-courses and online flexible self-directed study, with feedback from peers and lecturers. This multi-disciplinary programme is designed to meet the demand for qualified supervisors in social and human services.
Throughout the programme you will examine the concept, role, purpose and benefits of supervision in a wide range of professions. Exploring the range of theoretical and practical models and approaches to professional supervision, you’ll learn about a framework for anti-oppressive supervision practice, study cross-cultural dynamics and develop and integrate advanced knowledge, skills and values of professional supervision.
Only two courses are required to complete the qualification, and you can credit the courses towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Supervision.
This 60-point programme is delivered through face-to-face block-courses with online/study-guide support.
- PROFSUPV 700 The Practice of Professional Supervision (30 points)
(offered over 3 two-day blocks approximately one month apart)
- PROFSUPV 701 Advanced Approaches in Professional Supervision (30 points)
(offered over 3 one-day blocks approximately one month apart)
You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.
2024 entry requirements
You must have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised university (or similar institution) and be currently employed in health, counselling, social services, legal services, education, human services, or similar professional context.
You will also need at least three years’ experience in health, counselling, social services, legal services, education, human services, or similar professions.
Further programme requirements
English language requirements
If you are an international applicant whose first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency.
You will require an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0. See alternative English language requirements.
How much does a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision cost per year?
- Domestic students
- International students
Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $8.38 per point, estimated at $502.80 for full-time study (60 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.
*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.
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Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.
Here are the start dates for the programme.
|Semester One||Starts – 27 February|
|Ends – 26 June|
|Semester Two||Starts – 17 July|
|Ends – 13 November|
|Semester One||Starts – 26 February|
|Ends – 24 June|
|Semester Two||Starts – 15 July|
|Ends – 11 November|
Other important dates
See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your study options, please get in touch with our dedicated postgraduate coordinator:
Postgraduate Taught Coordinator
Phone: +64 9 623 8899 ext. 48732
Where could this programme take you?
This programme is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in clinical and professional supervision and prepares you for a variety of roles in health and allied health, social work, counselling, legal services, education and human services professions. It is possible to credit the courses passed for this certificate to the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Supervision, if you wish to advance your qualification further.
Jobs related to this programme
- Clinical supervisor
- Practice leader
- Professional supervisor
- Social work supervisor
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