The Bachelor of Counselling is a three-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

Upon course completion, graduates are eligible to become registered counsellors with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). This could lead to a career in professional or pastoral counselling.

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


Three Years full time study or part time equivalent


Two Years full time study (fast track), Terms and Conditions Apply


Study counselling, psychology and electives


24 subjects


Comprehensive course majoring in Counselling


Available online or in-class


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
  • 3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
  • 2 years full-time (Fast Track), Terms and Conditions Apply
  • 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

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

Counselling Skills 2
Grief and Loss Counselling Theory and Practice
Marriage and Family Therapies (Theory & Practice)
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Christian Theology
Psychological Disorders

Major in Counselling
Counselling Practicum (2 trimesters)
Narrative Therapy and Positive Psychology
Cross – Cultural Counselling
Addiction Counselling
2 other electives