Enrolment Guide

Sequence of Study for Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling (BPsycSciCoun)

Year Level

Psychology Major

Counselling Major

Year 1/ Level 100

PSYC1012 Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 1

COUN1101 Counselling Skills & Practice 1 

PSYC1022 Introduction to Psychology: The Individual, Society & Culture

COUN1102 Counselling Theories and Models 1

PSYC1032 Introduction to Psychology: Biology, Learning & Cognition

COUN1103 Mental Health 
COUN1104 Ethical Frameworks and Decision Making 
COUN1105 Group Process 

Year 2/Level 200

PSYC2012 Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 2

COUN2101 Counselling Theories and Models 2 

PSYC2022 Perception and Cognition

COUN2102 Counselling Skills and Practice 2 

PSYC2032 Learning and Memory

COUN2103 Alcohol & Other Drugs 

PSYC2042 Life Span Development**



PSYC2052 Social Psychology

Year 3/Level 300

PSYC3012 Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 3

COUN3101 Grief & Trauma Counselling

PSYC3022 Psychopathology

COUN3102 Student Placement and Supervision 1 (available in 2018)

PSYC3032 Psychological Measurement & Assessment

COUN3103 Student Placement and Supervision 2 (available in 2018)

PSYC3042 Intercultural Diversity & Indigenous Psychology**



PSYC3052 Professional Issues & Applications in Psychology

** These units are APAC approved core psychology units that also meet requirements for PACFA.

Important information about planning your enrolment

  • It is strongly recommended that students complete COUN1101 Counselling Skills and Practice 1 in their first trimester of study.
  • 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) although we recommend students follow the recommended enrolment sequence wherever possible. 
  • 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. 

Rules of Progression 

  • Within each unit summary pre- requisites can be found and used to plan each year of study.
  • To view unit fees and equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) values refer to http://www.acap.edu.au/costs.htm
  • Blended Delivery - Units within the counselling stream are available on-campus or by blended delivery. Please click the link above for more information.
    • each unit has four (4) online Synchronous Sessions and a compulsory two (2) day on-campus workshop. Attendance for face to face hours are a PACFA requirement. 
  • Police check 
    • It is a requirement for course progression that students submit a recent National Criminal History Record check within 30 days of accepting the offer. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for further information about this requirement and for information on how to obtain a police check.