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Welcome to the Cairnmillar Institute. We are a not for profit organisation and a registered health promotion charity. For almost 60 years Cairnmillar has provided psychological services at their clinics in Hawthorn, Highpoint, Healesville and Whittlesea. Cairnmillar also offers professional short courses and higher education programs through their School of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy

Enrolments Now Open for 2018

2018 Course Guide


The School has developed an outstanding teaching program and an excellent reputation for the education of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors.
The high quality of our courses means that our graduates obtain the highest possible standards.

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At Cairnmillar’s psychology clinic, we offer quality affordable counselling sessions with highly recommended psychologists.
Our Psychologists aim to provide cost-effective therapy to clients understanding that engagement with therapy requires an extended personal and financial investment.

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The Short Course Centre plays an important role in enhancing the contribution that Cairnmillar make to the psychological health of the community.

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Our targeted community programs, partnerships, volunteers and alumni help us to support our mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our broader community.

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Cairnmillar now offers VET courses!

Our Certificate IV in Career Development is currently open for Summer School enrolment, allowing learners to develop the skills needed to provide immediate support for client’s career development needs, as well as better identify and assess clients in their career goals.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference – 21 & 22 February 2019

We welcome you to our upcoming Autism Spectrum Disorder conference, aimed at health professionals on 21st February and community groups including parents and teachers on 22nd February 2019.
Find out the range of topics to be discussed by keynote speakers including Prof Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett, and secure your place by clicking on the heading above.

2019 Course and Program Guide

Click here to view our courses on offer for 2019, including detailed information on placements, facilities available and more!

Open Night and Information Evenings

Our information evenings provide an opportunity to talk directly to our staff, current students, and alumni to help you to make an informed decision about our courses.