Diploma of Counselling Skills

Diploma of Counselling Skills

KEY INFORMATION

National CRICOS Course Code

0101661

Course length

1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Fees
AQF

5

Study modes

On-campus in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, or 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.

Intake & start dates
1ST TRIMESTER
Mon 3 Feb 2020 (Closed)
2nd TRIMESTER
Mon 15 Jun 2020 (Closed)
3rd TRIMESTER
Mon 28 Sep 2020

Structure

8 UNITS

What you'll learn

Expertise in human behaviour forms the foundation of all our courses including our Diploma of Counselling Skills

Explore with a practical focus:

  • Reflective Learning and Practice
  • Psychology of Health and Wellness
  • Counselling Skills 
  • Personal and Professional Management
  • Development Psychology
  • Social, Legal and Ethical Frameworks

See the complete course guide here.

Your Career Pathways

Gain experience and confidence in the field of counselling and an understanding of the mental health system. You’ll be able to take your first step towards a successful career in counselling, applying your skills to a range of fields, programs and companies within your community.

Further Study Pathways

Go on to gain a deeper understanding of human behaviour by furthering your studies through our Bachelor of Counselling. This will put you on the path to working in professional counselling services including mental health, alcohol and other drugs abuse, bereavement and loss, family and relationships, as well as general counselling.

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.

Before you start studying at ACAP, check out the services and support available to students. 

Feel free to get in touch with us

1800 039 139

connect@acap.edu.au

Admission Criteria

Domestic student
Meet one of the following criteria:
  • Participate in a screening interview (typically by phone though online can be arranged if required); and
  • Be 21 years or above at the date of commencement; or
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent); or
  • Completion of a Certificate IV or above (or equivalent); or
  • Admission to an undergraduate degree at an Australian University (or equivalent)
International student
Meet one of the following criteria:
  • Participate in a screening interview (typically by phone though online can be arranged if required); and
  • Be 18 years or above at the date of commencement; or
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent); or
  • Completion of a Diploma or above (or equivalent); or
  • Admission to an undergraduate degree at an Australian University (or equivalent)

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 ACAP as equivalent to Australian qualifications.

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