Enrolment Guide

Graduate Diploma of Counselling (GradDipCouns)

Year 1

Year 2


COUN5131 Counselling Practice - (On Campus or Blended Delivery)

[Counselling Practice should be successfully completed before progressing to other first year units and electives]


COUN5141 Counselling Theories - (On Campus or Blended Delivery)

[Counselling Theories should be successfully completed before progressing to other first year units and electives]


COUN5151 Cross Cultural Counselling -(On Campus or Online)

COUN5161 Counselling Over the Lifespan - (On Campus or Online)

COUN5171 Ethical Decision Making - (On Campus or Blended Delivery


COUN5201 Counselling Skills and Models - (On Campus or Blended Delivery)

COUN5211 Grief Counselling - (On Campus or Blended Delivery)

COUN5221 Mental Health Practice - (On Campus or Blended Delivery)

COUN5231 Fieldwork, Placement and Supervision 1 - (On Campus or Synchronous Online)

[Pre-requisite: six (6) Year 1 units]

COUN5241 Fieldwork, Placement and Supervision 2 - (On Campus or Synchronous Online)

[Pre-requisite: Field Placement and Supervision 1]


It is strongly recommended that Counselling Practice and Counselling Theories are successfully completed before enrolling in an elective unit.

COUN5801 Alcohol and Other Drugs - (On Campus or Blended Delivery)

COUN5811 Narrative Therapy - (On Campus or Blended Delivery)

COUN5821 Creative Therapies - (On Campus or Blended Delivery)

COUN5831 Groupwork Theory and Practice - (On Campus or Blended Delivery)

COUN5841 Family Counselling - (On Campus or Blended Delivery)

COUN5851 Trauma Counselling - (On Campus or Blended Delivery)

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 regarding the purpose of the check and what may prevent students from re-enrolling, please check the Frequently Asked Questions or contact the School 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.
  • Unit availability is subject to demand.
  • Blended Delivery- Each Blended Delivery unit has four (4) online Synchronous Sessions and a compulsory two (2) day on-campus workshop. Please click the link above for more information.
  • To view unit fees and equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) values refer to http://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/managing-my-course/tuition-fees/.