Australian College of Applied Psychology
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9 courses

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For over 30 years the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) has been equipping its graduates to work in psychology and related fields such as counselling, community services, social science, psychology, case management, youth work, policing, criminology and Justice by providing education focused on the development of practical skills and knowledge.

ACAP graduates are prepared professionally and personally to work in both community and corporate settings; gaining expertise, ethics and the values of integrity, equity and social justice. Our higher education counselling and counselling (coaching) degrees are accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). ACAP's Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching) is also professionally accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for 130.5 hours of coach-specific training, providing graduates the option to join the ICF as a global member and pursue ICF's individual credentialing process.

ACAP’s Psychology degrees are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Courses are available full-time or part-time as well as on-campus, online or blended. Students can choose to commence their study in February, May or September each year. Generally small class sizes give our students individual attention, encouraging them to actively participate and practise the skills they learn in class. Our teaching staff bring their wealth of academic and professional experience into the classrooms.

Our Bachelor of Counselling, Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching), Bachelor of Applied Social Science, CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work and CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) include work placements in organisations related to the student's field of study. Placements allow students to apply knowledge and practice skills in the work environment and develop networks of professional contacts. Students gain valuable work experience and referees to add to their resumes before they graduate.

Graduates of our programs can work in a variety of specialisations and in a range of organisations including counselling services, crisis support services, children's services, youth work, mental health services, community welfare agencies, policy and research programs, consulting firms, government support services, immigration and refugee services. Graduates of our programs can continue on to further specialised studies at ACAP and other tertiary institutions.

National CRICOS Provider code: 01328A RTO No. 0500

 

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Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)

This VET qualification prepares graduates to work in case management and client support roles in the community services sector with the expertise and knowledge necessary to facilitate case management, assess and analyse client needs, communicate effectively with clients and staff and support client self-management. Students are required to complete 210 hours of work placement. Online students must attend on-campus workshops. Full course - nine subjects.

1 year

DIPLOMA

Campus:

ONLINE

Melbourne


Diploma of Counselling Skills

This diploma is the first step towards a career in counselling. It provides the skills and knowledge required to undertake work within the community services industry, which involves skills and knowledge in counselling and related high-level communication. Students studying online are required to attend compulsory on-campus weekend workshops. A combination of online delivery and on-campus study is also possible. Full course - eight subjects.

1 year

DIPLOMA

Campus:

ONLINE

Melbourne


Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching)

This course provides a comprehensive grounding in counselling and coaching frameworks and in applying knowledge and skills to professional settings for individuals, groups, work-teams and organisations. It includes 200 hours of student placement, incorporating 40 hours of client contact plus six hours of coaching sessions. Full course - 24 units.

3 years

BACHELOR DEGREE

Campus:

Melbourne


Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

The Bachelor of Criminology and Justice prepares graduates for employment in careers related to the operation and administration of justice. It is delivered in trimester mode, allowing a three year degree to be completed in two years. Many of the ACAP teaching staff are qualified practitioners in the field. Many units are taught by lawyers, police officers, criminologists, psychologists and other professionals who bring compelling real-life case studies to the classroom. Work placement offers hands-on experience in a selection of organisations and sectors such as Victoria Police, the Department of Justice, in the court system or at law firms, in the community welfare sector or at correctional centres. With elective units covering a range of areas including law, forensic psychology, policing, terrorism, mental health and youth justice, students are able to complete electives that complement their career aspirations or wider interests. The full course is made up of 24 units.

2 years

ATAR 38.55

SelectionRank 38.55

BACHELOR DEGREE

Campus:

ONLINE

Melbourne


Bachelor of Counselling

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.

3 years

BACHELOR DEGREE

Campus:

Melbourne


Bachelor of Psychological Science

The Bachelor of Psychological Science is the first step in a career in psychology. The course consists of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) three-year psychology sequence of 13 core psychology units, a minimum of three psychology electives, and eight non-psychology electives. Students undertake research projects and data analysis. Laboratory experiments are other essential elements through which students develop an understanding of psychology principles and their applications to real-world problems and contexts. ACAP's electives in applied psychology, criminology and counselling subjects help put theory learned into a practical context. Graduates meet the basic requirements for further study of psychology, or for employment in the government or private sectors. Full course - 24 units.

3 years

BACHELOR DEGREE

Campus:

ONLINE

Melbourne


Bachelor of Psychological Science and Criminology

This course offers an APAC accredited three-year sequence featuring a major in psychology and a major in criminology. The psychology major provides a comprehensive education in the theories and models underpinning the critical and analytical thinking, research methodology, design and analysis necessary for conducting and evaluating psychological research. The psychology major also introduces students to the applications of psychological theory.The criminology major is concerned with approaches to criminal behaviour, the causes of crime, crime prevention, and responses to crime. The coverage of sociology in this major stream exposes students to the wider context in which criminal behaviour takes place and the role society plays in shaping crime and the criminal. This, coupled with the psychology major, provides students with a well-rounded understanding of human behaviour. Full course – 24 units

3 years

BACHELOR DEGREE

Campus:

ONLINE

Melbourne


Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling

This course offers an APAC accredited three-year sequence featuring a major in psychology and a major in counselling. This specialised double major degree will be of benefit to students seeking to work in the broad area of applied psychology. The psychology major provides students with a comprehensive education in the theories and models that underpin the scientific discipline of psychology, critical/analytical thinking, and research methodology, design and analysis necessary for conducting and evaluating psychological research. The PACFA accredited counselling major provides the knowledge, theoretical concepts and best practices pertinent to counselling. Full course – 24 units.

3 years

ATAR 68.85

SelectionRank 68.85

BACHELOR DEGREE

Campus:

ONLINE

Melbourne


Bachelor of Policing and Justice

The Bachelor of Policing and Justice is a degree offering a distinct academic program with relevance to policing and contemporary law enforcement. It includes selected criminology, criminal justice and law-based subjects from the ACAP Bachelor of Criminology and Justice with additional context to enhance knowledge of the role of policing in society. Full course – 24 units.

2 years

BACHELOR DEGREE

Campus:

ONLINE

Melbourne