PSCS1015 – Certificate in Youth Development and Counselling

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 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 will also learn more general psychology which can be applied to people of all ages, or focusing on specific areas for counselling. 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.

Rated 4.64 out of 5 based on 22 customer ratings
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22 reviews for PSCS1015 – Certificate in Youth Development and Counselling

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Peta Tait

    The fast response to my assignments with encouraging and specific feedback. I feel it was structured perfectly. Easy to follow. Each module was clear and simple to understand. The tutors were all fantastic

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stacy Washintong

    Im finding the course interesting but im forever fustrated that it takes a long time for the assignments to be marked and the moodle portal is always playing up, therefore it hinders my study capabilities.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maya Gutierrez


  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ranjini Sanderan

    I never felt helpless. My tutors was always available to help me. I never felt as if it was an online course as my tutors was always available whenever I need them.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kristy Ashton

    It was easy to follow,in structure. was easy to understand and comprehend. Loved that there was always someone willing to get back to me straight away whenever I needed help on any subject whether it be on course material or site issues, not that there where any. I fully enjoyed this diploma and would recommend it to others in the future. thankyou to everyone who helped me. I’m very proud of my self and appreciate the guidance from you all.

  6. Rated 3 out of 5

    Levonne Hughes

    The resources available have been useful, and mostly the questions were clear. There were some times where I felt they were a bit ambiguous or confusing, but then again, that could have just been made. Maybe getting more involved with the on-line discussions. It’s hard being a full time worker. And maybe I should have emailed or called the tutors more when I was feeling that I had missed a point.

  7. Rated 3 out of 5

    Annalise Gough

    the tutors are so helpful and always there when you need them

  8. Rated 3 out of 5

    Matthew Kan

    learning content I would not have from other institutes the ability to study and complete assignments at your own pace

  9. 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.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tracee Schutt

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

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joanne Clark

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ibrahim Alghamdi

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

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kayla McMinn

    Easy and manageable course with helpful, accommodating tutors.

  17. 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.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Zainab Khaki

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

  19. 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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Key Benefits

  • Extend your understanding of psychology and youth counselling
  • Learn the skills counsellors use to help people resolve their problems and issues
  • Developed and delivered by psychology and youth counselling experts
  • Receive a FREE 12-month membership to the International Association for Counselling

This course is designed for

  • Parents wanting a greater understanding of their child’s behaviour
  • Anyone wanting to build or enhance their career in child care

Career Opportunities

  • Childcare Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Psychologist
  • Doctor
  • Community Service Worker
  • Teacher
  • Social Worker

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

We donate to Singapore Children’s Society when you complete!

Course summary

Investment:  $1495 inc GST


Assessments: Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments


Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone


Duration:  300 hours.  Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete this diploma in six months (ie one module per month)


Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 12 months until you complete

Covering Three Comprehensive Modules

Module 1: Certificate in Child Psychology

  1. Introduction to Psychology
  2. The New Born Infant
  3. States and Senses of the Infant
  4. Learning
  5. Emotions and Socialisation
  6. Cognitive Development
  7. Language Development
  8. Intelligence
  9. Socialisation – Part A
  10. Mortality
  11. Child Sexuality
  12. Socialisation – Part B

Module 2: Certificate in Adolescent Psychology

  1. Introduction – Theories of Human Development
  2. Life Crises
  3. Physical Development
  4. Intellectual Development
  5. Emotional Development
  6. Sexuality in Adolescence
  7. Social Development
  8. Moral Development
  9. Adolescence and the Transition into Adulthood

Module 3: Certificate in Counselling Skills

  1. Learning Specific Skills
  2. Listening and Bonding
  3. Reflection
  4. Questioning
  5. Interview Techniques
  6. Changing Beliefs and Normalising
  7. Finding Solutions
  8. Ending the Counselling

Our students say

★★★★★ “The course is brilliant, it is easy to understand and the detail of knowledge is also easy to absorb. The tutors have been extremely helpful and prompt to reply. I find that I don’t have to use them much at all as the content is self-explanatory.” – Lynaire Hartley


★★★★★ “I wanted to further my skills and knowledge as well as continue to work full-time and studying through the career academy was a great way for me to achieve this” – Zara


★★★★★ “The material was very informative and enjoyable. I learnt alot about the computer too. I found all the tutors very helpful. There was a couple of questions that weren’t really clear but the tutors fixed them” – Katherine Neale

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