Bachelor of Applied Social Science

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science allows you to combine electives from both the counselling and management fields of study, and is ideal if you're seeking a variety of subjects to support your career aspirations.

There are no exams for this course. As ACAP values experiential learning, the College uses assessments to determine if learning outcomes have been achieved.

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Australian College of Applied Psychology (RTO 0500)
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Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.


School leavers: minimum ATAR of 65 or equivalent
Mature age students: over 21 years of age


NSW - Sydney

QLD - Brisbane

VIC - Melbourne


Work placement

250 hours in total

Course length
Full-time: 3 years | Part-time: 6 years
Study mode




Practical assessments & projects
Start date

3 start dates per year.

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Australian College of Applied Psychology (RTO 0500)
Payment options

Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

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  • Be aged 21 year or over, or
  • Minimum ATAR 65 (or equivalent), or
  • Completion of a Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree, or
  • Partial completion of a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)

What you'll learn

Upon completion, you'll be a well-rounded graduate who can:

  • work in an extensive range of private and public sector industries
  • work effectively with people
  • think critically and analytically
  • apply practical and theoretical social science

Work placement

This course includes a total of 250 hours of professional work placement. You will complete the placements in two blocks of 125 hours.

This industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

Course structure

24 units

Level 100 units

  1. Preparation for Academic Study

  2. Introduction to Contemporary Society

  3. Positive Psychology

  4. Social Systems

  5. Psychology of Health & Wellness

  6. Developmental Psychology

Level 200 units

  1. Social, Legal & Ethical Frameworks

  2. Social Theory

  3. Cultural Diversity

  4. Organisational Theory

  5. Social Policy

  6. Mental Health Policy & Practice

Level 300 units

  1. Applied Social Research

  2. Group Work

  3. Project 1

  4. Work-integrated Placement 1

  5. Social Science Integration

  6. Project 2

  7. Work-integrated Placement 2

Coaching minor strand units

  1. Coaching Theory & Practice (Level 100)

  2. Coaching Applications (Level 200)

  3. Life Coaching (Level 300)

Counselling Minor Strand units

  1. Counselling Skills (Level 100)

  2. Advanced Counselling Skills (Level 200)

  3. Counselling Children & Young People (Level 300)

  4. Family & Relationship Counselling (Level 300)

  5. Crisis & Trauma Counselling (Level 300)

Elective units

  1. Human Resource Management

  2. Managing in Ambiguity & Change

  3. Career Counselling & Assessment

  4. Psychology of Peak Performance

  5. Advanced Positive Psychology

* 3 units must be taken from the same minor strand (Counselling or Coaching)

Support and delivery

To help fit your study around your lifestyle, work and family commitments, we provide a choice of learning methods as specified below. No matter which method you choose, your learning will be supported by a set of comprehensive materials which can be downloaded free or purchased in hard copy.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

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