Which Course is Right for me?

The Australian College of Applied Psychology offers a range of courses centred around applied psychology and related fields. The kind of course you choose to study depends on your career goals, learning style, schedule and lifestyle.  

Choose from a Vocational or Higher Education Course

In all of our courses, our approach is practical and experiential with a strong theoretical base. The kind of course you’ll want to complete depends on your background, as well as the level of qualification you want to complete.

All courses delivered by ACAP that lead to a vocational education and training (VET) or higher education (HE) award issued by ACAP are recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). AQF qualifications are recognised all around Australia and by other countries. 

Vocational Courses (VET)

VET courses focus on teaching students the skills needed for a particular vocation so that you develop expertise in a particular group of techniques or technology. VET courses are taught by experts with experience in the relevant field.

VET courses in Australia are regulated by the Government and offered under a national scheme which outlines a series of training packages. This results in courses that are nationally recognised and designed to specifically meet the needs of industry. For a full list of approved training packages click here.

Higher Education Courses

Higher education is post-secondary education that leads to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Higher education meets a wide range of needs including the acquisition of a broad body of knowledge at Bachelor and Graduate Diploma level, through to ongoing professional development at Masters level to the contribution of significant and original new knowledge at a Doctoral level. Higher education offered at ACAP is a combination of both theory and practice.

What can I study?

At the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP), we specialise in the areas of:

  • counselling
  • case management
  • youth work
  • coaching
  • social science
  • psychology, and
  • social work

Current courses for domestic students:


Practise your skills while you study and graduate work ready

The CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work, Bachelor of Applied Social Science, Bachelor of Counselling, Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching), Bachelor of Social Work, Graduate Diploma of Counselling, Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology and Master of Psychology (Clinical) include student placements, which are unpaid work placements in organisations related to your study. Placements allow you to practise your skills in a work environment, meet professionals working in the industry and build valuable experience and referees to add to your resume before you graduate.

Therefore, you graduate with the skills and experience needed to help start your career.