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Text Books & Course Materials

Each trimester your unit or module Manual and Readings are available for free download in your online class space through the student portal.

Some higher education units or VET modules/ subjects will require you to work with a recommended or designated textbook. You may wish to purchase the textbook or, alternatively, limited copies are available from the library.

Click the links below to view the textbooks for your course. For students studying multi-discipline courses, please check each relevant list. 

Trimester 3, 2020

Textbook plans are in the process of being finalised. As textbooks are confirmed for each unit, these lists will be updated. Please check back in the coming days if you do not see the unit you are looking for listed yet.

Counselling Bachelor Units for Trimester 3, 2020

Counselling Diploma Units for Trimester 3, 2020

Counselling Graduate Certificate Units for Trimester 3, 2020*

Counselling Graduate Diploma Units for Trimester 3, 2020

Counselling Masters Units for Trimester 3, 2020

Criminology, Policing & Justice Bachelor Units for Trimester 3, 2020

Psychological Science Units for Trimester 3, 2020

Social Work Units for Trimester 3, 2020**

VET Courses for Trimester 3, 2020

There are no set textbooks for the multi-discipline units (MULT1015, MULT1025, & MULT1035).

*The core textbook for COUN5341 has changed since initial publication of these lists. The previously listed text will serve as an excellent additional resource for topics covered in both COUN5331 and COUN5341.

**Multiple Social Work textbooks have changed since the initial publication of these lists.


Library eTextbooks

A number of textbooks are available as ebooks through the library. These ebooks can be accessed online at no additional cost by students with a current enrolment. Students are encouraged to check the eTextbook guide to see which texts are available. Note that some publisher-set limitations may apply to ebooks regarding printing of content, offline availability, or number of simultaneous users.

Purchasing Textbooks

ACAP recommends the following websites for purchasing textbooks:




For textbooks for the Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Policing units, students should order from Zookal.

Or, most local book stores should be able to special order textbooks, if you supply them with the ISBN.

Many etextbooks can be purchased through VitalSource or other ebook platforms.