Course details

CRICOS course code: 094684M

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Arts Therapy is designed to provide graduates with a broad and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of psychotherapy, with specific emphasis on the underlying principles and concepts of Arts Psychotherapy.

Course Sequencing and Structure

There are a total of 24 subjects plus a 480-hour placement.

Delivery Format

Course delivery will be through a combination of facilitated classroom learning, self-directed learning and work placement.

There are 3 subjects per trimester, with 3 trimesters in years 1 & 2, and 2 trimesters in year 3 allowing for completion of assessments and clinical placement in years 2 & 3.

  • Year 1, 3 trimesters of 13 weeks each
  • Year 2, 3 trimesters of 13 weeks each
  • Year 3, 2 trimesters of 13 weeks each plus completion of assessments and clinical placement

This course has been designed with association membership requirements in mind. Students are eligible to apply for Tier 2 membership with ANZACATA.

Graduate Pathways

The Bachelor of Arts Therapy will cater for:

  • Students with no prior learning in Arts Psychotherapy.
  • Students who have completed an accredited art therapy Diploma or Advanced Diploma and wish to further expand their knowledge in this area. If you have previously studied an Ikon Counselling / Art Therapy VET qualification.

The Bachelor of Arts Therapy provides students with a clear pathway, directly engaging in Arts Psychotherapy for the entirety of their training, and providing a sound undergraduate foundation upon which to build further, higher level training.

The foundational subjects will also provide a solid grounding for other specialised modalities including drama therapy, and dance/movement therapy, studied at a post graduate level.

In conjunction with the Ikon Diploma / Advanced Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma, the Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy provides a progressing academic training pathway that offers individuals a structured method to become an accredited arts psychotherapist.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 58,800 for the entire course
Start date: June 2020
March 2021
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time

Brisbane Campus

16 Brookes Street
Brisbane Queensland 4006

Entry criteria

You must be at least 18 years of age at course commencement.

Australian Secondary School Certificate or equivalent

Completion of a VET qualification at Certificate IV level or higher

Completion (or partial) of a Higher Education qualification

English Language Entry Requirements

Achieving an IELTS entry score of 6.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in all bands.


IKON Institute of Australia
Level 3, 127 Rundle Mall
Adelaide South Australia 5000