Diploma of Counselling Skills

Australian College of Applied Psychology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 01328A

This higher education diploma qualification provides the skills and knowledge in counselling and high level communication required to undertake work within the community services industry.


8 units


  • Reflective Learning and Practice
  • Psychology of Health and Wellness
  • Counselling Skills
  • Person and Professional Development
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Counselling Theories
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of a Certificate IV or above (or equivalent)
  • Or Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent)
  • Or Completion of the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) at exit level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both literacy and numeracy
  • Or be 21 years or above

Study pathways

On successful completion of this course, students are eligible for direct entry into the following ACAP courses: Bachelor of Applied Social Science, Bachelor of Counselling, Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Adelaide Domestic: $17,920
International: $17,920
Brisbane Domestic: $17,232
International: $17,232
Melbourne Domestic: $17,920
International: $17,920
Sydney Domestic: $17,920
International: $17,920

Fee comments

Campuses: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney.

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