Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching)
Help people achieve their greatest potential.


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Course length
3 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)


Tue 5 Feb 2019
Tue 28 May 2019
Tue 17 Sep 2019

Study modes

On-campus in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or Perth via online delivery or via blended delivery which combines online study with compulsory on-campus workshops, or a combination of all. You will need to have access to a computer and the internet, study mode availability is subject to unit requirements and trimester enrolments.

About this course

The insight to inspire others

Understand success. Lead an effective career in coaching.

You enjoy seeing people excel and have a passion for coaching them towards success. Our Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching) gives you deep insight into different kinds of personalities, what drives them, what holds them back and how they can reach their full potential.

The best coaches have the ability to counsel as well, and you’ll graduate with the practical skills and strategies to successfully explore any coaching avenue you choose – life coaching, executive coaching, or personal or performance coaching (covering health and management). This is a fast-growing field within many industries, as individuals seek to achieve that ideal work/life balance.

This course includes 200 hours of experience in a placement agency, with 40 hours client counselling contact, and opportunities throughout the degree for coaching practice and mentoring, giving you extensive hands-on experience. The placement occurs 1-2 days a week over two trimesters.

The course has also been approved by the Australian Government (TEQSA) and has been professionally accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF). As such, students who complete the full Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) are eligible to apply for credentials from the International Coach Federation using the ACC or PCC ACTP Applications. These applications do not require participation in the International Coach Federation performance evaluation process.


This course is comprised of a number of core and elective units.

Core units are compulsory subjects required to complete your degree. 

Electives are a range of units that give you the chance to study specific topics you might be interested in. You still need to complete a set number of elective units to graduate.



Before Applying

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.


Feel free to get in touch with us

1800 061 199
Admission Criteria
Meet one of the following criteria:
  • Be aged 21 years or over, or
  • Minimum ATAR 70 or equivalent
  • Completion of a Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree
  • Partial completion of a Bachelor’s degree

Please note that if you don’t meet the above criteria, you are welcome to apply for the CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management). You will receive credit on successful completion of the Diploma to enter an ACAP Bachelor course. 

International student IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Qualifications Recognition Policy Unit to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by ACAP.

The accrediting body may have additional requirements, including minimum English language, to meet professional accreditation standards. For more information on meeting those requirements visit and

What you'll learn

Expertise in positive psychology forms the foundation of our Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching)

Explore with an applied focus:

  • Coaching Theory and Practice
  • Coaching Applications
  • Psychology of Health and Wellness
  • Counselling Skills
  • Conflict Management
  • Positive Psychology
  • Life Coaching
  • Human Resources Management (Elective)
  • Psychology of Peak Performance (Elective)
  • Advanced Positive Psychology (Elective)

See the complete course guide here.

My placement saw me work two days a week at a community-based aged care facility, where they were so impressed, I became their first onsite counsellor when I graduated.



Your Career Pathways


Gain the expertise to provide coaching and counselling services for many fields, including mental health, alcohol and other drugs abuse, bereavement and loss, family and relationships, as well as general counselling. As a qualified coach, your opportunities span many industries as you’ll have skills in health coaching, business coaching and life coaching.

Coaching is becoming more vital to the success of senior management in organisations. It’s seen as a valuable tool and reason why employees choose to stay with their employer. Every industry can benefit from such guidance, making your career path a valuable one.

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