Bachelor of Counselling

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Shortest full-time duration

3 years

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The Bachelor of Counselling provides a comprehensive grounding in counselling frameworks and skills, ethical practice and cultural diversity. It provides entry level counselling training with a focus on contemporary counselling, psychotherapy and psychology theory, research and practice. The course includes 200 hours of student placement, incorporating 40 hours of counselling client contact. Full course - 24 units.
Professional accreditation

This course has been professionally accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

Graduate career opportunities

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include mental health, general counselling, alcohol and other drugs abuse counselling, bereavement and loss counselling, family and relationships counselling

Post graduate study pathways

Graduates of the Bachelor of Counselling can apply for admission into the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) or Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Additional information

Applicants aged 21 or over who do not have any formal qualifications are encouraged to apply for this course.

Course fees

ACAP Course fees and payment options can be accessed through the following link: Fees


Students that commence Diploma level qualifications at ACAP will have the opportunity to pathway into any of ACAP’s Undergraduate Degrees and receive advanced standing for their prior studies.