Counselling

Counselling

Understand the human mind and apply your learnings to make a lasting difference in the lives of others.

Understand and improve human connection

Counselling at ACAP

Do you want to understand and improve human connections?

Study counselling to help others develop better self-awareness for a more positive path in life.

With ACAP’s counselling courses you will gain practical skills and strategies to successfully explore a career in contemporary counselling. Support individuals, couples, families or groups with the lens of the cultural and social-political context in which they live.

Interesting Career pathways

Counselling can be a rewarding career, working in areas such as relationship counselling, supporting grief and loss, trauma, mental health problems and abuse as well as counselling for alcohol or drugs.
Roles are largely in health care, social assistance, education, public health and safety or in private practice. These are just some of the directions you could go in:

  • School counsellor
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Mental health counsellor
  • Rehabilitation counsellor
  • Child paediatric counsellor
  • Grief counsellor

Flexible study modes

At ACAP we provide you with a range of flexible study choices including on campus and online study with the option to study full-time or part-time, depending on your chosen course. Whether you are combining your study with a full-time job, trying to balance your family life or hoping to further your education, we can help you reach your career goals.

  • On Campus

    Attend classes for a rewarding, interactive hands-on experience at one of our 6 campuses.

  • Online

    Study anywhere, anytime with our online classes including discussion forums.

  • Blended learning

    A combination of live classes and online learning for freedom and practical experience.

alumni stories

Becoming a mental health therapist

I have held a lifelong passion to work as a mental health therapist, but wasn’t in a position to pursue this career until the last 10 years. I had graduated with an honours Psychology degree, but felt the need to develop my counselling skills which I believe are integral to the helping profession. I’m now employed in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Unit at Mosman Private Hospital – my placement experience during my course paved the way to empowering and informing my growth as a mental health therapist.

Lisa,
Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diverse people in an academic environment

You can be yourself

At ACAP you can be yourself. We promote a college culture where every voice is heard and respected. Where you have freedom from discrimination and harassment, and feel supported, valued and included.

We particularly welcome :
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
• Students with a disability, or ongoing medical or mental health condition
• Students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
• Students of diverse genders and sexualities
• Students from low socio-economic backgrounds

Helping you succeed

Our understanding of human behaviour is reflected in the way you study with us. Smaller, interactive classes help you excel. ACAP is a place where we know you by name and you’re not shy to speak up and discuss ideas, role-play and support peers. It's a place where your passion for learning is mirrored equally by our passion for experiential teaching, and where we give you the encouragement and one-on-one support to help you learn and grow.

We’re outcomes-focused, meaning it’s not just about what you learn when you’re with us, but what you’re capable of when you graduate. Our practical approach arms you with hours of real-world interaction and insight, and professional connections. You'll graduate with applied skills, hands-on confidence, and contemporary expertise that is industry recognised and highly sought-after.

We'll support you with funding options

Your fees may vary depending on your enrolment. Whether you're a self-funded domestic student, using a FEE-HELP loan or an international student, we have options to meet your needs.

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    Pay Upfront: Pay your tuition fees up front by direct debit, BPAY or credit card every trimester.
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    FEE HELP: A Commonwealth Government loan to help pay for all or part of your higher education course fees.
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    Vet Loan: A Commonwealth Government VET Student Loan (VSL) to help pay all or part of your VET Diploma course fees up to $10,000.

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