Bachelor of Applied Social Science (BASS)

NOTICE: Students enrolled in this course in Term 2 2014 are transitioning into the Bachelor of Applied Social Science in Term 3 2014 (BAppSocSci). For more information please contact


The Course Sequence Guide for the Bachelor of Applied Social Science (BASS) is restricted to students who enrolled PRIOR to the following dates:

  • 1 January 2009 for on-campus Sydney and by Online Delivery students
  • Term 3 2009 for on-campus Brisbane and Melbourne students

 Students who enrolled after these dates and all prospective students please visit the Bachelor of Applied Social Science (BASSIX) Course sequence guide.


Degree Name:

Bachelor of Applied Social Science

Degree Code:


Level of Qualification:



Minimum: 3 years  
Maximum: 10 years

Number of Units:


Study Load:

Full-time:  3 units per term, or 2 units per term when completing a student placement
Part-time: 1 or 2 units per term


On Campus : Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or by
Online Delivery

Student Placement:

Student Placement 1: 150 hours
Student Placement 2: 250 hours

Award Title:

Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Specialisation)

Special Information:                                   

This course is no longer taking new students

Course Structure 

Year 1 

Trimester 1

  • Preparation for Academic Study
  • Counselling Skills
  • Conflict Resolution

Trimester 2

  • Positive Psychology
  • Counselling Theories 1
  • Developmental Psychology

Trimester 3

  • Psychology of Health and Wellness
  • Counselling Elective 1


For information about Years 2-3 of the Bachelor of Counselling, see our course guide.