Bachelor of Counselling
Work with people and make real change
Combine psychological theory and counselling skills in this online counselling course. Learn to counsel couples, families, children, and young people. You’ll cover assessment, interventions, and more. Unlock careers in mental health.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
100% online study with practicum placement
- No dates available
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What you'll learn
Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.
Graduates may work in the public and private health sector as a counsellor. This might include schools, hospitals or community health services as well as in private practice.
The Bachelor of Counselling is accredited with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
ATAR 65 or equivalent
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows
This course includes 200 hours of compulsory professional placement experiences.
Credit for previous study or work
Credit for Prior Learning, also referred to ‘Advanced Standing’ or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL), is the process of looking at your prior study and/or experience to assess if you can be awarded academic credit for knowledge and skills you have already acquired. Credit gained through prior learning, experiences and qualification can reduce the duration and cost of your course.
**Please note this is a new course and subject to University approval.**
Demand for mental health professionals is at an all-time high. If you enjoy working with people and creating positive change, counselling offers both a meaningful career and excellent employment prospects.
The Bachelor of Counselling provides a foundation in psychology, assessment and interventions, counselling theory and practice and building relationships.
Students will build skills in counselling practice with extensive placement experiences.
The University is home to an active community of researchers and thought leaders in social work and policy, psychology and community welfare.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
As a guide, core subjects in this degree can include:
- Counselling Theory and Practice
- Ethical Issues in Practice
- Psychology Foundations: Self and Situation
- Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health
Plus a choice of electives. As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Counselling, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points) comprising:
- 22 core units (264 credit points); and
- 2 elective units (24 credit points).