Academy of Human Development

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UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 19 May 2020 to 20 May 2024)

Certificate in Practical Counselling (Basic)


  • Very pleased that I took the time to attend this course. It was eye opening for me and meaningful. I have taken away much from participation. Compliments also to Elias (Trainer).

    Ann Hoffner - 90th intake
  • Charlene is an outstanding teacher, her patience and ability to satisfy all our doubts, questions, issues to a level exceeding all expectations is truly amazing. Felt totally empowered and lucky to have her as our course trainer. Thank you.

    Summi Parmar - 125th intake
  • Dr Agnes Tan is an engaging trainer. She is able to enrich our minds with her wealth of knowledge and experience. One of the best trainers I have come across.

    Fanny Foo - 127th intake
  • Ms Abby Chew is amazing and delivered the course very well. She work within time constraint to evaluate every role play. Excellent trainer - calm, poise, caring and very experienced.

    Evangeline - 159th intake
  • Mrs Chan Swee Fen was very jovial and spirited and livened the class discussions well. She shared many experiences which were very useful in understanding how and what to do in certain situations. Great job!

    Lina Lim - 157th intake

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This programme aims to equip trainees with practical approaches in counselling individuals. The programme will be conducted in an interactive learning format to give you a better understanding of counselling, develop greater self awareness and enhance your personal qualities as a people helper.


1st Stage

Introduction to Counselling 

  • Counselling definitions and concepts
  • Developing self-awareness
  • Genogram & Life Graph
  • Small group exercises in self-discovery

2nd Stage

Counselling Skills & Techniques

Be equipped with microskills and techniques in counselling 

  • Attending and listening skills
  • Responding and questioning techniques

3rd Stage

Counselling Framework

Using problem-solving approaches in counselling

P - Problem Definition

A - Attempted Solutions

D - Desired Change

I - Intervention

4th Stage

Role Play and Skills Practice

Apply the skills taught during role play to concretise the learning of counselling skills



This course is suitable for general public as well as workers in the social service field who are interested in helping people.


Combination of teaching, group exercise and discussion, and role-play experiential practice


Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Completion by the Academy of Human Development and Fei Yue Community Services.


Fees S$

Course Fee (Nett)



Subsidies/ Funding S$

Company-Sponsored Applicant:

SSG Skills Development Fund Training Grant*


VCF pre-approved funding at 30% per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff (Ref No. PAS00001998, End date of approval: 20 Jan 2021)


Self-Sponsored Applicant:

SkillsFuture Credit**

Course code: TGS-2020500018

Able to claim up to $520 available SkillsFuture credit 

Supported under UTAP Funding 

(For NTUC members only, end date of approval: 31 Mar 2021)

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year. 


* SSG Skills Development Fund Training Grant

Company-Sponsored Applicant

  • Applicant must be Singaporean or Singapore PR
  • Applicant must achieve 75% attendance
  • Should the applicant resign or be terminated, the sponsoring company will not be eligible for funding

** SkillsFuture Credit is for all Singaporean aged 25 years and above


Shona Tan

6593 5283 (Please call 91172104 as our staff is working from home) 

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Course Schedule

Duration 30 hrs
Dates 203rd Intake: 7 Jan to 1 Apr 2021

204th Intake: 21, 22, 28 & 29 Jan 2021

205th Intake: 18,19,25 & 26 Jan 2021
Timing 203rd Intake: Every Thurs evening 7.00pm - 9.30pm

204th Intake & 205th intake (Day Class): 9.00am - 5.30pm
Trainer(s) 203rd Intake: Ms Charlene Heng
204th Intake: Ms Ada Wong
205th Intake: Ms Anne Chua
Venue(s) 203rd and 204th Intake: Live stream via Zoom

205th Intake: Classroom Training at our Academy 43 Middle Road, #03-00 Boon Sing Building