Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching)

This is a specialist counselling degree for those interested in pursuing a career in personal/life coaching, executive coaching or performance coaching.

You'll gain foundational skills in counselling, coaching and applied positive psychology, and graduate ready to help people who want to achieve more in their life.

This coaching course includes 250 hours of supervised work placement, where you can put theory into practice and gain valuable work experience.

Delivered by the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP), this course focuses on experiential learning, so you emerge job ready with skills you can apply immediately.

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Australian College of Applied Psychology (RTO 0500)
Career Opportunities
  • Personal/Life Coach
  • Executive Coach
  • Workshop Facilitator
  • Community Development Coach

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.


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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  • Minimum ATAR of 65 or equivalent, OR
  • Completion of a Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree, OR
  • Partial completion of a Bachelor Degree, AND
  • Complete an undergraduate screening questionnaire


  • Be aged 21 years or over, AND
  • Complete an undergraduate screening questionnaire

What you'll learn

You'll be trained in:

  • coaching theory and practice
  • coaching applications
  • psychology of health and wellness
  • counselling skills
  • conflict management
  • positive psychology
  • developmental psychology
  • life coaching

Work placement

This course includes a total of 250 hours of professional work placement. The placements are conducted 1.5 days per week over two trimesters.

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

Course structure

24 units

Level 100

  1. Coaching Theory & Practice

  2. Conflict Resolution

  3. Counselling Skills

  4. Counselling Theories 1

  5. Developmental Psychology

  6. Positive Psychology

  7. Preparation for Academic Study

  8. Psychology of Health & Wellness

Level 200

  1. Advanced Counselling Skills

  2. Coaching Applications

  3. Counselling Theories 2

  4. Cultural Diversity

  5. Mental Health Policy & Practice

  6. Organisational Theory

  7. Social Legal & Ethical Frameworks

Level 300

  1. Applied Social Research

  2. Coaching Practice & Supervision

  3. Counselling Placement & Supervision 1

  4. Group Work

  5. Life Coaching

  6. Project 1

  7. Project 2

Level 100 elective units

  1. Alcohol & Other Drugs Counselling

  2. Career Counselling & Assessment

Level 200 elective units

  1. Advanced Positive Psychology

  2. Human Resource Management

  3. Managing in Ambiguity & Change

  4. Psychology of Peak Performance

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.


This Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching) is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

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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