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Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling

Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling

Gain the insight to create meaningful connection
3 Years Full Time
CRICOS Code: 0101844 (New Enrolments), 097106K (Currently in Teach-Out)
Australian Qualification Framework: 7
Study modes
Industry work placement
This course includes 140 hours of volunteering throughout the course duration. It also includes 200 hours experience in a professional placement, with 40 hours of counselling client contact. This placement is linked with two clinical supervision units over two consecutive trimesters.
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Fee help available
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Be intrigued by the human mind


You care about the wellbeing of those around you and want to make a positive contribution to people’s lives. One in four Australians will meet the criteria for mental illness in a 12-month period, making this career path extremely important to the community (National Survey of Mental Health).

Our Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling gives you deep insight into why we think and act the way we do, what impact society has on our actions, and how to empower people to act differently. Included in this course is industry placement and counselling client contact, giving you the hands-on experience ACAP is known for.

This course has been accredited by the Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) under its self-accrediting authority.


What you'll learn


Evidence-based approaches
Professional issues and applications
Research methodology
Biology, learning and cognition
The individual, society and culture
Learning and memory
Lifespan development
Social psychology
Psychological measurement and assessment
Intercultural diversity and Indigenous psychology
Personality and individual differences (elective)
Behavioural neuroscience (elective)
Psychology of sex and intimate relationships (elective)

Course structure

Additional majors

This course is made up of 24 units

I chose to study at ACAP to fulfil my desire to really understand the process of mental wellness. Ayshe, Bachelor of Counselling
ACAP staff have continued to motivate me throughout my academic career, and key ACAP lecturers inspired me to study an Honours degree. They are world-class. Monique, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Pathways for future study

This specialised course gives you the skills to successfully explore a career in counselling and applied psychology. You are required to complete placement as part of your studies. Upon successful graduation you can practice as a professional counsellor.

It’s also the first three of six years training required if you want to work as a registered psychologist.

Apply or find out more

Chat to one of our ACAP course advisors to make sure you’re picking the right course for your goals. Think about funding options, and whether full-time or part-time study suits your commitments. We’ve also got some entry requirements and practical components to complete. Before you start studying at ACAP, check out the services and support available to students. Feel free to get in touch with us
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