Bachelor of Counselling
Facilitate real, long-lasting change in people's lives
Take advantage of more than 40 years of counselling experience with this flexible degree. You’ll apply theory to around 400 hours of work placement. On graduation, you'll qualify for membership with the Australian Counselling Association.
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At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
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What you'll learn
As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready.
During this course you will:
- Apply specific counselling modalities and interventions to meet the needs of clients.
- Explain mental health and the impact of mental ill health on individuals and families.
- Apply effective counselling interventions with people presenting with alcohol, drug abuse and addiction.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling.
As a graduate you’ll have a wealth of career opportunities available to you as a counsellor in a number of areas.
Potential career paths include:
- Case Manager
- Family and Marriage Counsellor
- Intake Counsellor
This course is currently seeking accreditation by the industry peak body.
Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification
Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent
Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above
Work and Life
Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
Credit for previous study or work
Torrens University offers pathway opportunities to further your learning.
If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against a degree with Torrens University, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning.
Under Torrens University's Recognition of Prior Learning policy, you may be eligible for a reduction in tuition costs if you have previous study and/or work experience.
Our Future Student Advisors will happily walk you through the application process.
The Bachelor of Counselling course meets the challenge of developing counsellors with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the demands of a rapidly changing workforce and diverse client groups. Graduates need to be able to find and analyze content from secondary source material, apply their knowledge in a range of contexts, operate effectively in an allied health professional environment, and have the capacity to productively engage with people.
Students will also develop skills in conflict management, case management, social justice, report writing and counselling micro skills.
The program is designed to enable students to develop specific knowledge and skills, including individual and group counselling and conflict management, to work therapeutically with a range of client groups. Two industry placements provide the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to practice skills.
This course is currently seeking accreditation by peak body.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
This course consists of 24 subjects, each with a value of 10 credit points.
- Level 100 comprises 8 core subjects
- Level 200 comprises 7 core subjects and 1 elective
- Level 300 comprises 7 core subjects and 1 elective
This course consists of 24 subjects, each with a value of 10 credit points. To successfully complete the course, a student must gain 240 credit points (24 subjects) and successfully participate in the required workshops.