Develop an understanding of the role communication plays in creating, maintaining or destroying relationships to assist others in improving their communication in relationships. This course is ideal for counsellors, police officers, customs officers, lawyers, managers and anyone wanting to enhance relationships in their personal or professional life.
The Certificate of Relationships and Communication Counselling is an online program that will provide you with an enhanced capacity to help people experiencing relationship difficulties. You will also gain an understanding of the diversity that exists in relationships, from families to workgroups and social encounters.
In this professional development course, you will learn about communication in emerging relationships, signs of relationship breakdown and abuse and violence in relationships, adult psychological development and Erickson’s psychological stages.
You will also learn the influences on relating behaviour, communication techniques and skills, and how to create and plan a counselling intervention for a couple experiencing relationship difficulties.
On completion of this course, you will have developed critical “micro-skills” that can help you interact with clients, colleagues and others to help them to work through and find resolutions to relationship and other difficulties.
Unit 1 - Communication in emerging relationships
Problems in relationships
Stages in relationships
The communication process
Principles of communication
Communication filtered through perceptions
Signs of relationship breakdown
Abuse and violence in relationships
Unit 2 - Self-Awareness and communication goals
Setting the stage for change
Good communication is thoughtful
Recognising reactive patterns
Unit 3 - Communication patterns in relationships
Negative patterns of communication
Thought, feeling and action cycle
Thoughts and feelings differentiated
Patterns of thought
Unit 4 - Influences on relating behaviour and PBL
Influences on communication
Environmental influences; family, culture, social, other
Communicating and changing interpersonal needs
Changing expectations and needs
Adult psychological development
Erikson’s psychosocial stages
PBL to create and plan a counselling intervention for a couple who are experiencing relationship difficulties
Unit 5 - Communication techniques and skills
Reflective responses; emotions
Reflective responses; content
Guidelines to prevent inauthentic listening
Message statements or requests
Encouraging clients to learn communication
Unit 6 - Maintaining relationships
Kinds of, and stages in relationships
Factors to help maintain relationships
Agreements or contracts
Praise and gifts for service
Relationship nurturing communication
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.