Course Themes

There are four themes in the Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching) course:  Foundational Counselling, Knowledge and Critical Thinking, Professional and Ethical Practice, and Applied Coaching.  These four themes provide a comprehensive overview of counselling and coaching theoretical frameworks and interventions, ethical practice and cultural diversity, and foster critical thinking.

1. Foundational Counselling

  • BESC1001 Preparation for Academic Study
  • COUN1001 Counselling Skills 
  • COUN1061 Counselling Theories 1 
  • COUN2031 Advanced Counselling Skills 
  • COUN2061 Counselling Theories 2 
  • BESC2101 Organisational Theory 

2. Knowledge and Critical Thinking

  • BESC1051 Positive Psychology  
  • BESC1061 Developmental Psychology  
  • BESC1071 Psychology of Health and Wellness 
  • BESC2081 Cultural Diversity 
  • BESC3061 Applied Social Research 

3. Professional Practice

  • BESC1041 Conflict Resolution 
  • COUN2051 Mental Health Policy and Practice 
  • BESC3071 Group Work  
  • BESC2001 Social, Legal and Ethical Frameworks 
  • COUN3031 Counselling Placement and Supervision 1 

4. Applied Coaching

  • BESC1081 Coaching Theory and Practice 
  • BESC2091 Coaching Applications 
  • BESC3101 Life Coaching   
  • BESC3121 Coaching Practice and Supervision 
  • BESC3081 Project 1 
  • BESC3091 Project 2 

Students can also select two electives from the following list of units:

  • BESC2911 Psychology of Peak Performance 
  • BESC2931 Advanced Positive Psychology  
  • BESC2921 Career Counselling and Assessment  
  • COUN2041 Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling 
  • HRMG1901 Human Resource Management 
  • BESC1901 Managing in Ambiguity and Change