Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01328A

This program is ideal for those interested in working effectively with people as a counsellor in a variety of areas of specialisation or in a counselling related profession. Students will be provided with practical counselling skills as well and a firm understanding of the social and environmental contexts that impact on individuals in today's society. The program provides a comprehensive overview of counselling frameworks and skills, ethical practice and cultural diversity. It provides entry level counselling training with a strong focus on contemporary counselling, psychotherapy and psychology theory, research and practice. The course also includes a professional placement totalling 250 hours, so that students gain practical experience before they graduate. This degree is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), the peak body for counselling and psychotherapy in Australia, and gives students the practical skills and theoretical foundation needed to work as a counsellor.

Structure

  • 24 units: 22 core
  • 2 electives. This course includes 250 hours in a placement agency.

Subjects

  • Counselling

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Or Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree
  • Or partial completion of a Bachelor's degree
  • Or be aged 21 years or over.

Recognition

Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Sydney Domestic: $53,760
International: $67,848
  • ATAR: 70
Yes
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Full-time : 3 years
Brisbane Domestic: $51,696
International: $64,608
  • ATAR: 70
Yes
  • Part-time
  • Full-time : 3 years
Melbourne Domestic: $53,760
International: $67,848
  • ATAR: 70
Yes
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Full-time : 3 years
Adelaide Domestic: $53,760
International: $67,848
No information available Yes No information available

Further information

FEE-HELP and Scholarships are available.

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