Bachelor of Counselling
Help people become more self-aware
Bachelor of Counselling
3 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
On-campus in Sydney, Adelaide, 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.
For international students this course is only available in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane.
About this course
The insight to foster self-awareness
Understand human connections. Lead a successful career in counselling.
You care about people and want to help create more positive change in this world. Our Bachelor of Counselling gives you deep insight into how we think and act and why, and ways to help others develop better self-awareness for a more positive path in life. You’ll graduate with the practical skills and strategies to successfully explore a career in contemporary counselling, including how to support individuals, couples, families or groups, considering the cultural and social-political context in which they live and how this may affect them. There is an option to complete a minor in Coaching where you’ll learn how support individuals with goal setting across a variety of settings and areas.
The course includes 90 hours of volunteering throughout the course duration, and 50 hours of a service learning project in a community group as part of a core unit. It also includes 200 hours’ experience in a professional placement, with 40 hours of counselling client contact giving you the hands-on experience ACAP is known for. This placement is linked with two clinical supervision units over two consecutive trimesters.
This degree is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). The minor in Coaching is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
What you'll learn
Expertise in human behaviour forms the foundation of all our courses including our Bachelor of Counselling.
Explore with an applied focus:
Professional Reflection and Self-Care
- Mental Health and Wellness
- Trauma Informed Counselling Practices
- Counselling Skills Training
- Counselling Theory
- Grief and Loss Counselling
- Lifespan Development
- Counselling and Neuroscience
- Family and Relationship Counselling
- Counselling Children and Youth
See the complete course guide here.