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Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Supervision

  • Graduate Diploma

Develop advanced clinical and professional supervision skills while learning alongside practitioners from a wide range of professions.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Mar
Domestic Fees
$7,848 per year

About this course

Develop advanced 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 professional supervision and explore a range of theoretical and practical models and approaches, including anti-oppressive and cross-cultural dynamics within supervision. Through classroom presentations, small group practice and written assignments, you will develop and integrate advanced knowledge, skills and values of professional supervision. Through elective courses you will have an opportunity to develop critical skills in staff management and explore teaching and learning strategies for supervising students on field education placements. With direct applications to your current workplace, the programme offers the opportunity to fine-tune your group supervision skills and cover the complex dimensions of stress and trauma encountered by health and human services workers. You may also study a special topic of your interest.

Study locations

Epsom

Course structure

This 120-point programme is delivered through face-to-face block-courses at Epsom Campus with online/study-guide support. It comprises two 30-point core courses and 60 points from a choice of elective courses.

If you have already completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision, it is possible to credit the courses passed for the certificate to this PGDipProfSup, leaving only a further 60 points to complete.

Requirements:

  • 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 two-day blocks approximately one month apart)

60 points from the recommended elective courses in Professional Supervision:

  • PROFSUPV 707 Supervision Folio (30 points)
  • PROFSUPV 710 Stress and Trauma in Health and Human Services (30 points)
  • PROFSUPV 714 Managing and Developing People in Human Services (30 points)
  • PROFSUPV 715 Practice Teaching and Learning (30 points)
  • PROFSUPV 716 Special Topic Group Supervision (30 points)
  • PROFSUPV 717 Special Study (15 points)
  • PROFSUPV 718 Special Topic (30 points)
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