Graduate Diploma of Dramatherapy


Course Code: 10572NAT
Qualification: Graduate Diploma of Dramatherapy
Duration: 14 months, plus 220 hour work / field placement
Accreditation: Nationally Accredited with the AQTF.

Next Intake 2020

Course Overview

Dramatherapy is an active, experiential approach to facilitating psychological, emotional and social change and makes use of role play, voice work, myth, ritual and storytelling to provide the context for participants to tell their stories, set goals, solve problems or express feelings.

It can help increase clients’ self awareness and offer a creative way for an individual or group to explore and solve personal and social problems.

The Graduate Diploma of Dramatherapy is a specialised, vocational qualification and will assist you to develop your skills within the Creative Arts Therapies field.

Delivery Format

Modules 1-8. Students will be required to attend 2 x 4 day intensives (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon) and 4 online tutorials of 2 hour duration per module.

Students should allow at least 8 hours per week of self directed learning and spend additional time on practice and case studies outside of class time.

Students will undertake a minimum of 220 hours work / field placement in an approved organisation with training supervision. During the placement period, students will attend weekly tutorials with the goal of integrating theoretical learning and capitalising on opportunities for development that present through placement.


At Ikon, you’ll gain a rewarding career where you can make a positive difference in your life and the lives of others.

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Graduate Opportunities

Dramatherapy is becoming increasingly well known, respected and supported by evidence, leading to an increasing number of options for graduates. Employment pathways include: private practice, hospitals, aged care facilities, youth services, disability services, correctional services, mental health services and drug and alcohol treatment programs.

Students with a prior undergraduate degree or a VET qualification who enrol in and complete the Graduate Diploma of Dramatherapy will be equipped to practice as professional dramatherapists and/or incorporate dramatherapy into their existing vocation.

For more information, including the Entry Requirements, please download the course brochure here.

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