Bachelor of Counselling

  • This Bachelor of Counselling qualifies you to work as a registered counsellor & run your own practice
  • Government FEE-HELP loan available to help you pay
  • Exceptional support from expert teachers who have real-world counselling experience

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Australian College of Applied Psychology (RTO 0500)
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Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.


School leavers: minimum ATAR of 70 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

Upfront payment

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  • Minimum ATAR of 70 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:

  • Counselling skills and theories
  • Conflict resolution
  • Counselling loss
  • Psychology of health and wellness
  • Positive psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Alcohol and other drug counselling
  • Mental health policy and practice
  • Social, legal and ethical issues surrounding
  • Counselling

Work placement

This course includes a total of 250 hours of professional work placement.

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. Conflict Resolution

  2. Counselling Skills

  3. Counselling Theories 1

  4. Developmental Psychology

  5. Positive Psychology

  6. Preparation for Academic Study

  7. Psychology of Health & Wellness

Level 200 units

  1. Advanced Counselling Skills

  2. Alcohol & Other Drugs Counselling

  3. Counselling in Loss

  4. Counselling Theories 2

  5. Cultural Diversity

  6. Mental Health Policy & Practice

  7. Social Legal & Ethical Frameworks

Level 300 units

  1. Applied Social Research

  2. Change, Influence & Power Dynamics

  3. Counselling Integration

  4. Counselling Placement & Supervision 1

  5. Counselling Placement & Supervision 2

  6. Group Work

  7. Project 1

  8. Project 2

Level 100 electives

  1. Existential Counselling

  2. Narrative Therapy

Level 200 electives

  1. Counselling Children & Young People

  2. Crisis & Trauma Counselling

  3. Family & Relationship Counselling

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 is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), and gives you the practical skills and theoretical foundation you need to work as a counsellor.

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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