Bachelor of Counselling and Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching)

Overview of Bachelor of Counselling  

The Bachelor of Counselling  provides students with entry level training in the discipline of counselling. The course provides students with the opportunities to develop knowledge of a range of theoretical models of counselling, and the capacity to apply counselling skills to their practice with individuals, families and groups.

Students in the course will develop skills in a range of evidence-based counselling modalities, learn to practice within ethical frameworks and apply ethical decision making skills to their practice, demonstrate sensitivity to all forms of cultural diversity, and provide a culturally safe service to a wide range of clients.

In order to develop the practical application of knowledge and skills in workplace contexts, students will also undertake counselling placements, which are available in a range of organisational settings.

The Bachelor of Counselling provides students with a comprehensive and flexible approach to theoretical, experiential, and skills-based learning. The course is delivered in small group environments on-campus, online and by blended delivery (seven counselling units) by well-qualified and experienced academic teachers using quality curriculum. Graduates are employment-ready reflective practitioners who are capable of making significant contributions as counsellors to the community and in the workplace.

Summary

Degree Name:

Bachelor of Counselling

Degree Code:

BCouns

Level of Qualification:

Undergraduate (AQF Level 7)

Duration:

Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 7 years

Number  of Units:

24

Study Load:

Full-time: 8 units per annum maximum (2 - 3 units per term)
Part-time: 1 - 2 units per term

Availability:

On-campus: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne OR

 Online (17 units) and Blended Delivery (7 counselling units)

Student Placement:

Counselling Placement and Supervision 1: 125 hours
Counselling Placement and Supervision 2 : 125 hours

Award Title:

Bachelor of Counselling

 

Overview of Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching)

The Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching) integrates counselling and coaching frameworks into one qualification. The course provides students with entry level training in the disciplines of counselling and coaching, underpinned by the evidence base for their effectiveness and with application to real world settings. There is a strong focus on the integration of contemporary counselling, coaching and positive psychology theory, research and practice.

The disciplines of counselling and positive psychology lay the necessary foundation for professional coaching. Therefore, this degree provides students with a range of frameworks of counselling, applied psychology and coaching, supported by research evidence, combined with field placements and supervision of counselling and coaching practice. As an applied degree, the course includes professional experience in placement organisations, linked to project units in which students will undertake applied research projects relevant to their placements. 

Students in the course will develop skills in a range of theoretical frameworks of counselling and coaching, and the capacity to apply this knowledge and skills in professional settings with individuals, groups, work-teams and organisations. They will practice within social, legal and ethical frameworks, apply ethical decision making skills to their practice, demonstrate sensitivity to all forms of cultural diversity, and provide a culturally safe service to a wide range of clients.

The Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching) provides students with a comprehensive and flexible approach to theoretical, experiential, and skills-based learning. The course is delivered in small group environments on-campus, online and by blended delivery (six counselling units) by well-qualified, experienced academic teachers using quality curriculum. Graduates are employment-ready reflective practitioners who are capable of making significant contributions as counsellors and coaches to the community and in the workplace.

Summary

Degree Name:

Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching)

Degree Code:

BCounsCo

Level of Qualification:

Undergraduate

Duration:

Minimum: 3 years Maximum: 7 years

Number  of Units:

24

Study Load:

Full-time: 8 units per annum maximum (2 - 3 units per term) Part-time: 1 - 2 units per term

Availability:

On Campus: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne OR

Online and Blended Delivery (six counselling units)

Student Placement:

Counselling Placement and Supervision 1: 125 hours

Coaching Practice and Supervision 2: 125 hours

Award Title:

Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching)