Alphacrucis College

Graduate Diploma of Applied Social Science

Alphacrucis College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 093684G

Level of study: Graduate Certificates & Diploma


The course is designed to equip students in their development as a Counsellor.

Students will be trained by exceptional academics and leaders from the industry who will support and encourage them in their studies. At the completion of this study, graduates are able to apply for membership with relevant accreditation bodies.


The course structure is based on two semesters (each of 12 weeks duration, plus a study week), with four subjects taught in each semester. It comprises:

  • 4 compulsory core subjects (40 credit points)
  • 4 elective subjects (40 credit points)

To qualify for award of the degree of Graduate Diploma of Applied Social Science a candidate shall complete at least 80 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core subjects.



Deepen their knowledge of counselling theory and practice in order to operate as an independent professional within their chosen profession.

Demonstrate the capacity to manage the self-care, professional conduct and currency of both themselves and those under their leadership


Review, analyze, consolidate and synthesize knowledge pertaining to the social sciences and counselling and their integration.

Be responsible and accountable for their own learning and practice

Think more critically, generate and creatively evaluate complex ideas.

Operate professionally at a more highly skilled level

Effectively communicate understanding and complex knowledge to a variety of audiences.

Plan, supervise and evaluate the work of others.

Application of Knowledge and Skills:

Self-awareness and the ability to be self-evaluative

Self-care, professional conduct and the need to keep current in their field

Self organisation and well-developed judgement and adaptability

Those attributes that prepare them for membership advancement in their chosen professional association

Interpersonal relationships with superiors and subordinates.

**Some subjects must be completed face-to-face to meet professional accreditation requirements.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 22,320 Per Year Read more2,790 per subject; Application Fee: 100
Start date: Expected August 2023
Duration: 1 year Read more1-2 years
Study mode: Full time

AC Brisbane Campus

48 O'Keefe Street
Brisbane Queensland 4102

Entry criteria

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)

Recent high school leavers are not eligible for direct entry into this course.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification are not eligible for this course.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education qualification must demonstrate the completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelor’s degree (or higher) by an authorized institution for admission into this course.

Overseas students are required to demonstrate their English proficiency skills. Such students admitted into our programs must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5.


Alphacrucis College
Sydney Campus
30 Cowper Street Sydney New South Wales 2150