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Study our psychology courses to explore positive ways to manage and motivate others. Learn about the psychology of children and adolescents or work towards becoming a Life Coach.

Explore the difference between acute and chronic stress and use our courses to see how group behaviour and decision-making work. Define abnormal behaviour, look at ways to support people as they age, or learn how to identify some symptoms of mental health issues.

Enrol today and study psychology and counselling for a new perspective on the world.

Kirstin

"I wanted to help people on a deeper level."

It was during the first COVID Lockdown that Kirstin started thinking seriously about what she wanted to do. Like all of us, she found herself with a lot of free time on her hands. But instead of spending the time sitting in front of the TV, she had a long hard think about her passions, talents, and life experience. Ultimately, she ended up asking the big question… What is my future going to look like? The answer? Helping others achieve their dreams. And the best way to achieve it was through life coaching.

Delivered by a Psychology & Mental Health specialist, you will understand the signs, symptoms and possible treatments of adult mental health problems. Build your confidence and skills when relating to people with mental health issues.
Learn the theory behind the skills and techniques used to successfully help people work through their problems and issues with counselling.
Learn the theory behind the skills and techniques used to successfully help young people work through their problems and issues with counselling and mental health.
Teenage years can be very difficult for all members of the family. Examine the life changes each adolescent must navigate on their journey to adulthood. Understand the role transitions and crises faced by young people.
Gain valuable skills with a Certificate in Aged Care & Counselling. Understand the challenges and rewards involved in supporting older adults through lifestyle changes, learn techniques used in grief counselling, and help people face ageing with a positive mindset.
Anger affects us all. Whether it’s the pressures of work, family life, or just having something go wrong during the day, anger is a fundamental part of being human. But in some cases this anger can be detrimental to people’s lives.
This Career Academy course delivers valuable tools and insights to help you better understand children and adolescents’ mental health challenges. This certificate offers critical knowledge for anyone guiding a child through these crucial formative years.
Learn how children develop psychologically as they grow, and what factors (such as learning, parenting styles, reinforcement and genetic makeup) influence their behaviour and thinking.
Study counselling NZ-wide to understand what drives you. Learn ways your reactions may be connected to the broader psyche, and use your counselling skills and studies to explore the treatments and approaches used in fields like psychiatry and counselling.
The Certificate in Criminal Psychology will teach you the fundamentals of understanding criminal behaviour and it’s origins. This ranges from social theories to labelling theory and individual differences.
The Certificate in Crisis Counselling will teach you the skills needed to better understand how crises occur, the various scenarios that can lead to a crisis, and some of the techniques that counsellors use to help alleviate them.
Families are dynamic and complex social structures, and leave plenty of room for dysfunction. This course will help you better understand the principles used in family counselling, as well as the fundamentals of how families are structured and what problems may occur within families.
Health and wellbeing is a critical part of everyone’s lives. In the modern world, it’s easy to neglect ourselves in the business and responsibilities or everyday life. This course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of health and wellbeing across a broad spectrum.
Become an accredited life coach, broaden your skillset and update your toolbox of techniques. Designed for those who want to learn more about themselves and plan a better life through coaching.
Learn who works in the therapy and counselling sectors and what constitutes the appropriate use of psychoanalysis. Our mental health certificate covers the implications of labelling and stigma, sleep, hygiene, physical activity, mindfulness and stress management.
Learn all the skills needed to thrive as a caregiver, safety procedures, aged care related legal and ethical knowledge. Use your new skills to help a wide range of people in a variety of contexts.
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, as well as develop core counselling skills and more.
Families are the oldest social unit in the human race. But despite this, there are many complications that can arise with families, especially when children and adolescents are involved. This course covers the fundamentals of families, and the dysfunctions that can arise within them.
This course is a perfect for those who are interested in psychology or would like a foundation for further study. You’ll gain an exciting overview of the world of psychology; understand and influence behaviour.
Many people have periods in their life that they find difficult to manage. Being a life coach requires planning, motivation and a genuine desire to help others .

STUDENT STORIES

Read through our student's incredible journies with us at The Career Academy.

Kirstin takes her next step, and now helps others take theirs

It was during the first COVID Lockdown that Kirstin started thinking seriously about what she wanted to do. Like all of us, she found herself with a lot of free time on her hands. But instead of spending the time sitting in front of the TV, she had a long hard think about her passions, talents, and life experience. Ultimately, she ended up asking the big question… What is my future going to look like? The answer? Helping others achieve their dreams. And the best way to achieve it was through life coaching.

"I wanted to help people on a deeper level. Help people accomplish their dreams, their goals"

she says. Kirstin knew where she wanted to be, but what she needed was a path to get there, and the solution presented itself in the form of The Career Academy.

After looking at a number of different study options, The Career Academy jumped out as the options for flexible online education meant that she could continue to work while learning. She enrolled in the Certificate in Life Coaching, as well as the Diploma in Psychology & Counselling, as the Online courses covered a wide range of topics including principles of life coaching, change management, ethics, counselling skills and techniques, and the fundamentals of setting up a life coaching business.

Very quickly, Kirstin realised she made the right choice. "I found the courses and the layout of the modules to be very good, and the tutor's feedback was great." she says, "and with being self-employed I could work easily around my studies as well."

After finishing her Online course - Kirstin went on to found Take the Next Step, a life coaching business built on helping people embark on their own journeys of success and helping them navigate their way forward. "Whether it is going through a transitioning phase of life, finding a new career pathway, to dealing with relationships or relationship separation."

She prioritises a calm, relaxed, and holistic approach when it comes to her practice, an approach drawing on her natural temperament and reinforced by her studies at The Career Academy.
As for the next steps, Kirstin is going to focus on building Take the Next Step and helping people find their way forwards in life, and hopes that someday soon it will be her full time job. Outside of that, she says that there might even be some more study on the cards for the future.

You can see all of the amazing things that Kirstin is achieving at Take the Next Step. If you would like to follow in her footsteps you can study the Certificate in Life Coaching which teaches you the fundamentals of life coaching and helping others achieve their own success.

Joanne's simple idea begins her future in coaching!

Joanne's journey started with a simple idea - a community-based bicycle workshop to give kids and adolescents a safe place to come to and learn a skill, develop their creativity, and give them guidance and direction to help them on their journey in life.

Joanne knew that she wanted to study to make the bicycle workshop the best it could be, but she lived in a small town, so traditional brick-and-mortar education wasn't going to be an option for her unless she wanted to spend half her day commuting to and from campus.

With that in mind - she took to the internet and found The Career Academy, which offered her the flexibility to study when, where, and how she wanted, without the hassle of having to commute every day. The Diploma in Psychology was exactly what she was looking for, so she enrolled and got started right away. Almost immediately, she found that The Career Academy was the right choice for her.

'The tutors gave me nothing but encouragement, praise, and constructive criticism where it was needed which helped me learn and grow as the course went on. I also knew that if needed I could reach out to other students doing the same course for tips or advice as the support was there.' Joanne says.

Less than a year later, Joanne found herself graduating with flying colours. But this wasn't enough for her, she wanted to continue her education journey. With that in mind, she moved on to the Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychological Development so she could 'further my education, knowledge, and ability to start implementing why I wanted to study these courses in the first place.' Her next step is training to become a Credentialed Master Practitioner of Coaching.

With everything she's doing, it sounds like Joanne isn't going to be spinning her wheels - even though she'll be running a bike workshop!

Amali doesn't get psyched out

Many of our students are already seeking out education when they come to us, but Amali just happened to stumble across The Career Academy when she saw us on Facebook. Her interest was piqued, and she decided to do some further research.

'The ability to study online and in my own time was really appealing.' Amali says. 'It enabled me to complete the course within just a few months which was great.' This isn't uncommon for our students, as self-paced truly means self-paced, and some students end up moving through their courses faster than the duration which we have on the websites.

Initially, she enrolled in the Diploma in Psychology for two reasons; the first was to help her become a better leader, and the second was as a way of dipping her toes into the subject to see if she had a deeper interest in Psychology. To her delight, the course ended up giving her even more than she expected.

'The course really sparked a huge connection with me for furthering Psychology which I never knew I had. I also was able to attend 2 days of the Psychology Society conference due to receiving The Career Academy Top of Class award. This was 2 days of total geeking out on a fabulous event. I loved every minute of the event, and this has made me want to further my education even more.'

We wish Amali the best of luck in her Psychology journey!

STUDENT STORIES

Read through our student's incredible journies with us at The Career Academy.

Kirstin takes her next step, and now helps others take theirs

It was during the first COVID Lockdown that Kirstin started thinking seriously about what she wanted to do. Like all of us, she found herself with a lot of free time on her hands. But instead of spending the time sitting in front of the TV, she had a long hard think about her passions, talents, and life experience. Ultimately, she ended up asking the big question… What is my future going to look like? The answer? Helping others achieve their dreams. And the best way to achieve it was through life coaching.

"I wanted to help people on a deeper level. Help people accomplish their dreams, their goals"

she says. Kirstin knew where she wanted to be, but what she needed was a path to get there, and the solution presented itself in the form of The Career Academy.

After looking at a number of different study options, The Career Academy jumped out as the options for flexible online education meant that she could continue to work while learning. She enrolled in the Certificate in Life Coaching, as well as the Advanced Certificate in Psychology & Counselling, as the Online courses covered a wide range of topics including principles of life coaching, change management, ethics, counselling skills and techniques, and the fundamentals of setting up a life coaching business.

Very quickly, Kirstin realised she made the right choice. "I found the courses and the layout of the modules to be very good, and the tutor's feedback was great." she says, "and with being self-employed I could work easily around my studies as well."

After finishing her Online course - Kirstin went on to found Take the Next Step, a life coaching business built on helping people embark on their own journeys of success and helping them navigate their way forward. "Whether it is going through a transitioning phase of life, finding a new career pathway, to dealing with relationships or relationship separation."

She prioritises a calm, relaxed, and holistic approach when it comes to her practice, an approach drawing on her natural temperament and reinforced by her studies at The Career Academy.
As for the next steps, Kirstin is going to focus on building Take the Next Step and helping people find their way forwards in life, and hopes that someday soon it will be her full time job. Outside of that, she says that there might even be some more study on the cards for the future.

You can see all of the amazing things that Kirstin is achieving at Take the Next Step. If you would like to follow in her footsteps you can study the Certificate in Life Coaching which teaches you the fundamentals of life coaching and helping others achieve their own success.

Joanne's simple idea begins her future in coaching!

Joanne's journey started with a simple idea - a community-based bicycle workshop to give kids and adolescents a safe place to come to and learn a skill, develop their creativity, and give them guidance and direction to help them on their journey in life.

Joanne knew that she wanted to study to make the bicycle workshop the best it could be, but she lived in a small town, so traditional brick-and-mortar education wasn't going to be an option for her unless she wanted to spend half her day commuting to and from campus.

With that in mind - she took to the internet and found The Career Academy, which offered her the flexibility to study when, where, and how she wanted, without the hassle of having to commute every day. The Advanced Certificate in Psychology was exactly what she was looking for, so she enrolled and got started right away. Almost immediately, she found that The Career Academy was the right choice for her.

'The tutors gave me nothing but encouragement, praise, and constructive criticism where it was needed which helped me learn and grow as the course went on. I also knew that if needed I could reach out to other students doing the same course for tips or advice as the support was there.' Joanne says.

Less than a year later, Joanne found herself graduating with flying colours. But this wasn't enough for her, she wanted to continue her education journey. With that in mind, she moved on to the Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychological Development so she could 'further my education, knowledge, and ability to start implementing why I wanted to study these courses in the first place.' Her next step is training to become a Credentialed Master Practitioner of Coaching.

With everything she's doing, it sounds like Joanne isn't going to be spinning her wheels - even though she'll be running a bike workshop!

Amali doesn't get psyched out

Many of our students are already seeking out education when they come to us, but Amali just happened to stumble across The Career Academy when she saw us on Facebook. Her interest was piqued, and she decided to do some further research.

'The ability to study online and in my own time was really appealing.' Amali says. 'It enabled me to complete the course within just a few months which was great.' This isn't uncommon for our students, as self-paced truly means self-paced, and some students end up moving through their courses faster than the duration which we have on the websites.

Initially, she enrolled in the Advanced Certificate in Psychology for two reasons; the first was to help her become a better leader, and the second was as a way of dipping her toes into the subject to see if she had a deeper interest in Psychology. To her delight, the course ended up giving her even more than she expected.

'The course really sparked a huge connection with me for furthering Psychology which I never knew I had. I also was able to attend 2 days of the Psychology Society conference due to receiving The Career Academy Top of Class award. This was 2 days of total geeking out on a fabulous event. I loved every minute of the event, and this has made me want to further my education even more.'

We wish Amali the best of luck in her Psychology journey!

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The Diploma in Psychology & Counselling is a qualification that teaches the theory behind some skills and techniques used to help people work through problems with counselling.

You’ll receive a free 12-month membership to the International Association for Counselling upon successful completion. 

Yes. The Career Academy offers a variety of online psychology courses, these range from introductory courses through certificates and into diplomas – which give you a more advanced idea of what it takes to understand and motivate people.
The Career Academy offers several great courses that allow you to understand basic psychology. You could start with an Introduction to Psychology & Counselling to explore fundamental concepts in psychology.
Psychology can be an enriching career, providing lots of opportunities to increase your understanding of human behaviour. 

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