Colleges where it can be studied
- Stirling Theological College
Level 7 – Bachelor Degree
- Blended (combination of Online and Face-to-face)
The standard full-time duration of the Bachelor of Counselling is one year. The Bachelor of Counselling must be completed in not less than one year and not more than three years from the date on which the course is commenced.
Cost of study
The BCouns requires completion of 144 points of study. Fees for 2020 will be released soon.
Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.
What this course is about
The Bachelor of Counselling prepares students to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and significantly enhances their counselling, pastoral and spiritual foundations. Students form a vision of the counsellor that reflects both individual and relational work, supportive and intensive therapies, psychological competence and theological congruence. The course requires a consistent commitment to supervision and personal and professional integration.
The Bachelor of Counselling is accredited by:
The Australian Counselling Association (ACA) (valid until 9 July 2022)
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Bachelor of Counselling:
- have specialised counselling skills to work with clients including those with high and complex needs.
- apply a diverse range of counselling theories and frameworks to the counselling experience from an ethical Christ centred perspective.
- apply theological and professional reflection to organisational practice.
- apply innovative professional practice in counselling with diverse people in an unpredictable range of contexts.
- apply specialised skills for clients with relationship issues.
Follow on study
The Bachelor of Counselling meets the academic entry requirements for the Master of Counselling Program. Graduates will need to undertake an entry interview to confirm admission into the Master program.
- Admissions for first semester 2020 close on Friday 14 February 2020.
- Admissions for second semester 2020 close on Friday 17 July 2020.
A person may apply to enrol as a candidate for the Bachelor of Counselling if he or she:
- Is a self-insured, non-student member of a relevant professional body
- Satisfactorily completes an interview with a designated Course Advisor
- Has satisfactorily completed an eligible Advanced Diploma in Counselling
For the purposes of admission, eligible Advanced Diplomas in Counselling are:
- The Advanced Diploma in Counselling awarded by the University of Divinity
- 10487NAT Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)
- 80884ACT Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)
How to apply
The Bachelor of Counselling consists of 144 points comprised of:
- DZ3076 Supervised Counselling Practicum
- DZ3077 Advanced Counselling Theories Processes and Strategies
- DZ3250 Relationship Counselling
- DZ3260 Abnormal Psychology
- 36 points in the discipline of Professional Counselling
- 18 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field B or Field C
- A further 18 points.
Black Bachelor gown
Where to get further information
- For detailed information about this course, please consult Regulation 84 Bachelor of Counselling, or talk to the course advisor at your chosen College.
- For further information about student support, please visit the Study page.
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