The Bachelor of Counselling is a two-year full time degree (based on a trimester system) or part time equivalent award. This is a comprehensive course where students will learn to explore and integrate biblical and psychological principles, and arrive at a position of readiness and experience that will help clients work through problem issues with a realistic worldview and an increased ability to think, feel and respond in an effective way..

Students develop an understanding of the complex social and cultural issues that challenge every age group. By engaging in and developing counselling knowledge and skills, students will graduate equipped to be a counsellor in diverse contexts, with theoretical and practical skills that are undergirded by a strong Christian ethos

Our counselling courses equip caring students to become proficient and influential change makers in individual lives.

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Six trimesters full time study (2 years) or part time equivalent

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Study counselling, psychology and electives

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24 subjects

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Comprehensive course majoring in Counselling

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Available online or in-class

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FEE-HELP eligible

The Bachelor of Counselling is for students wanting to find careers in counselling.

Modes of Delivery
In-class, virtual or online
Entry Requirements
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 Higher School Certificate or its equivalent.
  • Mature age (aged 20 and over) entry into undergraduate courses.
  • Portfolio entry is open to school leavers. Portfolio entry is ideal if you are a:
      • school leaver who is not eligible for an ATAR
      • non-school leaver electing portfolio entry or who did not qualify through another pathway.
Course Load
  • 2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
  • Must be completed within 9 years
  • Generally 9 hours per week per subject is required to do well, which includes lectures, readings and assignments.
Suggested Subject Progression

FIRST YEAR SUBJECTS
Critical Thinking and Writing Skills
Counselling Skills 1
Spiritual Foundations
Introduction to Marriage and Family Counselling
World Views and Counselling
Human Lifespan Development
Introduction to Counselling Theories and Practice
Biblical Interpretation

SECOND YEAR SUBJECTS
Counselling Skills 2
Grief and Loss Counselling Theory and Practice
Marriage and Family Therapies (Theory & Practice)
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Christian Theology
CBT / DFT / EFT
Psychological Disorders

THIRD YEAR SUBJECTS
Major in Counselling
Counselling Practicum (2 trimesters)
CBT / DFT / EFT
Narrative Therapy and Positive Psychology
Cross – Cultural Counselling
Addiction Counselling
2 other electives

 

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