Diploma of Counselling Skills

Australian College of Applied Psychology

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $17,232
International: $21,536

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


8 units

Subjects you can Study:

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

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)

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info Yes
Melbourne No info Yes Part time 2 years
Sydney No info Yes Part time 2 years
Adelaide No info Yes Full time 1 year
Brisbane No info Yes Online
Melbourne No info Yes Full time 1 year
Sydney No info Yes Full time 1 year
Adelaide No info Yes Online
Sydney No info Yes Online
Brisbane No info Yes Part time 2 years
Adelaide No info Yes Part time 2 years
Melbourne No info Yes Online
Brisbane No info Yes Full time 1 year
Since 1983 the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) has been teaching applied psychology and helping to prepare students to change lives and to make a difference. A leader in applied psychology education, ACAP offers specialist courses in counselling, psychology, case management, coaching and social work, and has more than 4000 students currently studying on-campus or online. ACAP is a nationally registered training organisation (RTO) and higher education provider (HEP). ACAP has city campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Each campus offers a unique experience while delivering the same course content and quality teaching. You can also combine your on-campus learning with studying by flexible delivery. This RTO can offer VET Student Loans for certain approved courses. A VET Student Loan is a capped loan from the Australian Government to help you pay your tuition fees. Your initial loan debt amount (loan and loan fee, if applicable), plus indexation, must be paid back once you start earning over a certain amount. The compulsory threshold for the 2019-2020 income year is $45,881.

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