Course details

CRICOS course code: 057962A

Level of study: Undergraduate


Understand human connections. Lead a successful career in counselling.

You care about people and want to help create more positive change in this world. Our Bachelor of Counselling gives you deep insight into how we think and act and why, and ways to help others develop better self-awareness for a more positive path in life. You’ll graduate with the practical skills and strategies to successfully explore a career in contemporary counselling, including how to support individuals, couples, families or groups, considering the cultural and social-political context in which they live and how this may affect them. There is an option to complete a minor in Coaching where you’ll learn how support individuals with goal setting across a variety of settings and areas.

The course includes 90 hours of volunteering throughout the course duration, and 50 hours of a service learning project in a community group as part of a core unit. It also includes 200 hours’ experience in a professional placement, with 40 hours of counselling client contact giving you the hands-on experience ACAP is known for. This placement is linked with two clinical supervision units over two consecutive trimesters.

This degree is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). The minor in Coaching is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).


Expertise in human behaviour forms the foundation of all our courses including our Bachelor of Counselling.

Explore with an applied focus:

Professional Reflection and Self-Care

  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Trauma Informed Counselling Practices
  • Counselling Skills Training
  • Counselling Theory
  • Grief and Loss Counselling
  • Lifespan Development
  • Counselling and Neuroscience
  • Family and Relationship Counselling
  • Counselling Children and Youth

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Course opportunities

Start date: 08 February 2021
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time

Brisbane Campus

East Tower, Ground Floor
410 Ann Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Start date: 08 February 2021
Duration: 3 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: Self study / online (with attendance)

Brisbane Campus

East Tower, Ground Floor
410 Ann Street Brisbane Queensland 4000

Entry criteria

Meet one of the following criteria:

  • Participate in a screening interview (online or by phone); and
  • Be 21 years or above at the date of commencement; or
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent); or
  • Completion of a Certificate IV or above (or equivalent); or
  • Admission to an undergraduate degree at an Australian University (or equivalent)

International student IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Qualifications Recognition Policy Unit to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by ACAP.


Australian College of Applied Psychology
Sydney Campus
Level 11, 255 Elizabeth Street Sydney New South Wales 2000