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Bachelor of Counselling
Bachelor of Counselling

Bachelor of Counselling

  • ID:GU610014
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$29,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$29,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C).

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old


Course Information

Graduates will gain skills in providing professional counselling to assist others in resolving personal or professional problems. Working in the counselling profession involves guiding and empowering people to develop self-understanding and to make changes in their lives in order to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. They assist people by offering them a structured and focused way of addressing their problems, and work with clients on developing strategies to overcome obstacles and personal challenges that they are facing.


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to Psychology 1 - 1001PSY

  • Psychology in Professional Contexts - 1011PSY

  • Interpersonal Skills - 1008PSY

  • Free-choice elective


  • Language and Communication for Health - 5902LHS (see Note 1)

  • Introduction to Psychology 2 - 1002PSY

  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology - 1003PSY

  • Free-choice elective

  • Counselling Skills - 1018PSY

Note 1: Students required to undertake the English Language Enhancement course must complete 5902LHS in their first trimester of study in place of a free-choice elective.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • Career Psychology and Counselling - 2020PSY

  • Developmental Psychology - 2015PSY

  • Case Management for Human Service and Health Professionals - 2012HSV

  • Counselling Theory and Practice - 3005PSY

  • Community Internship and Partnerships for SDGs - 3002LFC

  • Ethics and Professional Practice - 3007HSV

  • Social and Cultural Psychology - 2008PSY

  • Group Facilitation and Coaching Skills - 2018PSY

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Counselling Practicum 1: Applying Theory - 3014PSY

  • Counselling Development 1 - 3016PSY

  • First Peoples Health and Practice - 3121MED

  • Counselling Practicum 2: Reflective Practice - 3015PSY

  • Counselling Development 2 - 3017PSY

  • Abnormal Psychology - 3009PSY

  • Free-choice electives

Free-choice electives

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective/s offered across the University provided prerequisites are met. If you require guidance, please liaise with your Program Director.

When selecting a course, you are responsible for checking the trimester, year, campus and mode of offer. If the course is an in-person offering, you must be able to attend classes on the campus of offer. Some courses outside the School of Applied Psychology may require permission from the Course Convenor.

  • First Peoples - 1088LHS

  • Applied Psychology - 1021PSY

  • Positive Psychology - 1010PSY

  • Introduction to Health Promotion - 1977MED

  • Personality Psychology - 2016PSY

  • Health Psychology - 2010PSY

  • Youth Justice - 3015CCJ

  • Race, Crime and Justice - 3016CCJ

  • Psychological Perspectives on Cultural Diversity - 3033PSY

  • Child and Youth Mental Health - 3936NRS (not offered in 2020)

  • Understanding the Social World - 1007LHS


  • Social Problems - Inequality and (In)justice - 1008CCJ (Tri 3: Online)

  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice - 1013CCJ

  • First Peoples and Social Justice - 2032HSV

  • Contemporary Issues in Ageing - 3024HSV (offered at Logan and online)

  • Childhood: Early Years - 2026HSV

  • Working in Organisations - 2031HSV

  • Adolescent Development - 3021PSY

  • Working with Family Violence - 3023HSV

  • Self-Marketing - 3029MKT

  • Essential Skills for the New Health Professional - 3025MSC

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates will be skilled in a range of counselling approaches with their clients and can develop careers in specific areas, including family and relationship counselling, career counselling, and telephone/internet counselling, correctional counselling, addiction counselling, domestic violence counselling, and student advising.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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