Study Counselling with ACAP

Counselling Courses

Would you like to help people overcome everyday challenges in their lives, from relationship problems, stress and health issues to career planning? ACAP’s counselling courses will give you the practical skills you need to make a difference to people’s lives.

Demand for qualified, skilled counsellors is on the rise. ACAP offers a range of counselling courses; choose from a higher education diploma, bachelor or graduate diploma, or start with a single module. Through an evidence-based and philosophically grounded framework you will acquire an understanding of and knowledge about human behaviour, advanced interpersonal skills, therapeutic capacities, and ethical and professional boundaries.

Our degree and postgraduate counselling courses are accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and our dynamic approach to education will keep you focused with small class sizes, group work, role plays and student placements. To find out more, check out our ACAP course guide.

A Career in Counselling

Counselling graduates provide counselling services relating to bereavement and loss; alcohol and other drugs abuse; mental health; family and relationships; and general counselling.

To find out more about studying counselling with ACAP, contact us on 1800 061 199 or email

Counselling Courses

ACAP offers counselling courses at a range of levels, including:


Flexible Study Options

ACAP’s practical and interactive approach to learning will help you get the most from your studies. You can study on-campus, online, a combination of both or blended delivery, either part-time or full-time.

Our 3 trimesters give you three opportunities to begin your study in February, June or September. 

Why choose ACAP?

Established over 30 years ago, the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) is a leader in applied psychology education. ACAP offers specialist courses in counselling, psychology, coaching and case management and has over 5,000 students studying on-campus or by online delivery.

We are a registered higher education provider (HEP) and a nationally registered training organisation (RTO). Our Psychology degrees have conditional accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and our higher education counselling degrees are accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). Find out more.