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Enrolment Guide

Bachelor of Counselling (BCounselling)

Year 1: Level 100

Year 2: Level 200

Year 3: Level 300

COUN1211 Professional Reflection and Self-Care

COUN1221 Mental Health and Wellness

MULT1025 Professions and Society

MULT1035 Sustainability in Helping Professionals

MULT1015 Applications in Context

COUN1251 Counselling Theory [Pre-requisites: COUN1211 Professional Reflection and Self-Care, COUN1221 Mental Health and Wellness, MULT1025 Professions and Society] [Co-requisite: COUN1231 Counselling Skills Training 1]

COUN1231 Counselling Skills Training 1 [Pre-requisites: COUN1211 Professional Reflection and Self-Care, COUN1221 Mental Health and Wellness, MULT1025 Professions and Society] [Co-requisite: COUN1251 Counselling Theory]

COUN1271 Trauma Informed Counselling Practice 1 [Pre-requisites: COUN1211 Professional Reflection and Self-Care, COUN1221 Mental Health and Wellness, MULT1025 Professions and Society]

 

** Completion of all Level 100 Units: Early Exit Point – Diploma of Counselling Skills**

COUN2211 Counselling and Neuroscience

COUN2231 Lifespan Development

COUN2221 Counselling Skills Training 2 [Pre-requisites: COUN2211 Counselling and Neuroscience]

COUN2241 Grief and Loss Counselling

COUN2261 Advanced Mental Health and Wellness

COUN2271 Trauma Informed Counselling Practice 2

COUN2251 Service Learning for Counselling Preparation [Pre-requisites: COUN2221 Counselling Skills Training 2, COUN2261 Advanced Mental Health and Wellness]

Elective Level 200

 

** Completion of all Level 100 and Level 200 Units: Early Exit Point – Associate Degree of Counselling Skills**

COUN3211 Contemporary Counselling Orientations and Research

COUN3221 Family and Relationship Counselling

COUN3231 Counselling Skills Training 3

COUN3251 Counselling Children and Youth

COUN3241 Counselling Theory Integration [Pre-requisites: COUN3211 Contemporary Counselling Orientations and Research, COUN3221 Family and Relationship Counselling, COUN3231 Counselling Skills Training 3, COUN3251 Counselling Children and Youth]

Elective Level 300

COUN3311 Work Placement Experience, and Supervision 1 [Pre-requisites: COUN3211 Contemporary Counselling Orientations and Research, COUN3221 Family and Relationship Counselling, COUN3231 Counselling Skills Training 3, COUN3251 Counselling Children and Youth, COUN3261 Group Work Counselling ONLY if Placement in group counselling setting]

COUN3321 Work Placement Experience, and Supervision 2 [Pre-requisites: COUN3311 Work Placement Experience, and Supervision 1]

Electives (only one (1) Level 200 elective and one (1) Level 300 elective can be taken)

 

COUN2311 Addictive Behaviours Counselling

COUN2321 Crisis Counselling

COUN3261 Group Work Counselling

COUN3271 Positive Psychology

 

Bachelor of Counselling (BCounselling) minor in Coaching

Year 1: Level 100

Year 2: Level 200

Year 3: Level 300

COUN1211 Professional Reflection and Self-Care

COUN1221 Mental Health and Wellness

MULT1025 Professions and Society

MULT1035 Sustainability in Helping Professionals

MULT1015 Applications in Context

COUN1251 Counselling Theory [Pre-requisites: COUN1211 Professional Reflection and Self-Care, COUN1221 Mental Health and Wellness, MULT1025 Professions and Society] [Co-requisite: COUN1231 Counselling Skills Training 1]

COUN1231 Counselling Skills Training 1 [Pre-requisites: COUN1211 Professional Reflection and Self-Care, COUN1221 Mental Health and Wellness, MULT1025 Professions and Society] [Co-requisite: COUN1251 Counselling Theory]

COUN1271 Trauma Informed Counselling Practice 1 [Pre-requisites: COUN1211 Professional Reflection and Self-Care, COUN1221 Mental Health and Wellness, MULT1025 Professions and Society]

COUN2211 Counselling and Neuroscience

COUN2231 Lifespan Development

COUN2221 Counselling Skills Training 2 [Pre-requisites: COUN2211 Counselling and Neuroscience]

COUN2281 Coaching Theory and Practice

COUN2261 Advanced Mental Health and Wellness

COUN2271 Trauma Informed Counselling Practice 2

COUN2251 Service Learning for Counselling Preparation [Pre-requisites: COUN2221 Counselling Skills Training 2, COUN2261 Advanced Mental Health and Wellness]

COUN2291 Coaching Applications [Pre-requisite: COUN2281 Coaching Theory and Practice]

COUN3211 Contemporary Counselling Orientations and Research

COUN3221 Family and Relationship Counselling

COUN3231 Counselling Skills Training 3

COUN3241 Counselling Theory Integration [Pre-requisites: COUN3211 Contemporary Counselling Orientations and Research, COUN3221 Family and Relationship Counselling, COUN3231 Counselling Skills Training 3, COUN3251 Counselling Children and Youth]

COUN3281 Life Coaching [Pre-requisite: COUN2291 Coaching Applications]

Elective Level 300

COUN3311 Work Placement Experience, and Supervision 1 [Pre-requisites: COUN3211 Contemporary Counselling Orientations and Research, COUN3221 Family and Relationship Counselling, COUN3231 Counselling Skills Training 3, COUN3251 Counselling Children and Youth, COUN3261 Group Work Counselling ONLY if Placement in group counselling setting]

COUN3331 Coaching Practice and Supervision [Pre-requisites: COUN3311 Work Placement Experience, and Supervision 1, COUN3281 Life Coaching]

Electives (only one (1) Level 300 elective can be taken)

   

COUN3251 Counselling Children and Youth

COUN3261 Group Work Counselling

COUN3271 Positive Psychology

Important information about planning your enrolment

  • A valid criminal history record check (also known as police check) document must be submitted, in order to re-enrol after the first term of enrolment. If student placement is undertaken within three years of submission of a police check, students will not be required to submit another check for placement purposes. Information on how to obtain a National Criminal History Record Check can be accessed here. For any questions, please contact the Discipline of Counselling at StudentCentral@acap.edu.au.
  • Units generally do not have to be completed in a set order within each year (except for the foundational first year units and/or where prerequisites are set, as indicated).
  • A pre-requisite unit is a unit that lays the foundation for another, and must therefore be completed prior.
  • Not all units are offered every trimester. Please refer to the Yearly Planner and the current timetable page when planning your enrolment for the academic year.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to plan their enrolment for the year ahead of time, including enrolment in electives during the academic year.
  • Placement is across 2 trimesters only and ACAP clinical supervision is mandatory across these trimesters.
  • Unit availability is subject to demand.
  • Rules of Progression
    • All Level 100 units must be successfully completed before enrolling in Level 200 units.
    • All Level 200 units must be successfully completed before enrolling in Level 300 units.
    • No Level 300 units can be undertaken without completing all Level 100 units.
    • To view unit fees and equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) values refer to http://www.acap.edu.au/costs.htm
    • Blended Delivery- Counselling units are available on-campus or by blended delivery (each unit has five (5) online Synchronous Sessions and a compulsory two (2) day on-campus workshop). Please click the link above for more information.
  • In the Discipline of Counselling, 100% attendance is expected across all modalities:
    • Synchronous - as in ‘in synch’ - refers to online communication in real time and asynchronous as in ‘out of synch’ refers to online and offline recorded communication. With synchronous learning students engage with fellow learners and with educators through interactive tutorials and instant messaging with the aid of chat rooms. The learning occurs at scheduled times and for set timeframes. On the other hand, asynchronous learning involves watching recorded lectures, contributing to online discussion forums, and pursuing self-paced learning tasks. Students watch the lecturers, contribute to online discussion forums and work on self-paced tasks on their own time, within a prescribed timeframe, usually one week.
    • Synchronous On-Campus Units - A mandatory minimum attendance of 80% is required for all On Campus Units. This means missing no more than 7 hours across the trimester.
    • Synchronous Online Coaching Units - A mandatory minimum attendance of 80% is required for all Synchronous Online Coaching Units. This means missing no more than 7 hours synchronous Online classes across the trimester.
    • Online Units - A mandatory minimum attendance of 80% is required for all Online Hurdle Requirement forum posts. This means non-completion of no more than four (i.e. 2 weeks of self and peer posts) - Online Hurdle Requirement forum posts across the trimester.
    • Blended Delivery Undergraduate - A mandatory minimum attendance of 80% is required for all Blended Modes of Delivery. This means missing no more than 5 hours in total across the 2-hour x fortnightly synchronous zoom interactive tutorials and the two-day mandatory workshops.
    • Work Placement Experience, and Supervision Units are exceptions with a 100% mandatory attendance requirement. If due to unforeseen circumstances the student misses a clinical supervision session, the student must inform their clinical supervisor in advance. The clinical supervisor will request supporting documentation to be forwarded for consideration by the appropriate panel. There is no guarantee the request will be upheld.