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Bachelor of Psychological Sciences and Counselling

Bachelor of Psychological Sciences and Counselling

Gain the insight to create meaningful connection
Bachelor of Psychological Sciences and Counselling
3 Years Full Time
CRICOS Code: 0101844 (New Enrolments), 097106K (Currently in Teach-Out)
Australian Qualification Framework: 7
Available at
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane*, Perth*, Adelaide*, Online
Study modes
Industry work placement
This course includes 200 hours experience in a professional placement, with 40 hours of face-to-face client counselling. This placement is linked with two clinical supervision units over two consecutive trimesters. This course also includes 140 hours of volunteering which is completed before placement in the final year.
Entry requirements
FEE-HELP Available
Start dates

Be intrigued by the human mind

Bachelor of Psychological Science


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 Sciences 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 is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). It is also accredited by the Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) under its self-accrediting authority.

*This course is not available to international students on campus in Perth, Brisbane or Adelaide.

Bachelor of Psychological Science

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

This course is comprised of 24 units, which are level 100, 200 and 300 units.

The course duration is 3 years full time or up to 8 years part time. For more information on the recommended course sequence click here.

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Laura BSCCoun
My goal now after graduating from ACAP is to upgrade education for those who have complex trauma. Laura, Bachelor of Psychological Science & Counselling
Ayshe, Bachelor of Counselling
I chose to study at ACAP to fulfil my desire to really understand the process of mental wellness. Ayshe, Bachelor of Counselling

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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