Counselling

DEVELOP YOUR COUNSELLING SKILLS AS A PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLOR, WHILE PURSUING YOUR OWN SPIRITUAL FORMATION.

From 2020, aspiring counselling professionals will be able to follow an educational pathway with aifc and Stirling Theological College from Diploma right up to Doctoral level. View counselling pathway here

Advanced Diploma in Counselling

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING, COMING IN 2020. MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING HOW TO APPLY WILL BE ADDED SOON!

What is this course about?

The Advanced Diploma in Counselling prepares students to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and significantly enhances their counselling, professional 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.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Counselling

  1. have well developed counselling skills to work with clients of low to moderate needs.

  2. have a deep understanding of themselves as counsellors.

  3. apply client spirituality into the counselling experience from an ethical perspective with a critical understanding of Christian worldviews.

  4. apply theological and professional reflection to their practice.

  5. apply professional practice in counselling with diverse people in a range of contexts.

Admission dates

  • Admissions for first semester 2020 close on Friday 14 February 2020.

  • Admissions for second semester 2020 close on Friday 17 July 2020.

Admission criteria

A person may apply to enrol as a candidate for the Advanced Diploma in Counselling if he or she:

  • Is a self-insured, non-student member of a relevant professional body; and

  • Satisfactorily completes an interview with a designated Course Advisor; and

  • Has satisfactorily completed an eligible Diploma of Counselling.

For the purposes of admission, eligible Diplomas in Counselling are:

  1. CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling

  2. CHC51712 Diploma of Counselling

  3. 10486NAT Diploma of Counselling (Christian)

  4. 80883ACT Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)

  5. 80665ACT Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)

  6. 11397ACT Diploma of Christian Counselling and Family Therapy


For units of study, counselling pathways, fees and enrolment:

View more information about this course here

Bachelor of Counselling

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE BACHELOR OF COUNSELLING, COMING IN 2020. MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING HOW TO APPLY WILL BE ADDED SOON!

What is this course 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.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Counselling:

  1. have specialised counselling skills to work with clients including those with high and complex needs.

  2. apply client spirituality into the counselling experience from an ethical perspective with a critical understanding of Christian worldviews.

  3. apply theological and professional reflection to organisational practice.

  4. apply innovative professional practice in counselling with diverse people in an unpredictable range of contexts.

  5. apply specialised skills for clients with relationship issues.

Admission criteria

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:

  1. The Advanced Diploma in Counselling awarded by the University of Divinity

  2. 10487NAT Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)

  3. 80884ACT Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)


For units of study, counselling pathways, fees and enrolment:

View more information about this course here

Master of Counselling

Stirling offers the Master of Counselling in partnership with the Australian Institute of Family Counselling (AIFC).

The Master of Counselling provides students with advanced professional skills for counselling ministry and for pastoral and spiritual formation. It nurtures the formation of a professional identity and vision suitable for individual and relational counselling. The course equips graduates to engage in supportive and intensive therapies with psychological competence and theological congruence.

Students are exposed to traditional knowledge and contemporary developments in the theory and skills of counselling and psychotherapy. The Master of Counselling will provide opportunities for critical study and integration from personal, social and cultural perspectives and from the perspectives of pastoral theology, ministry, mission and service.

Course structure

The one-year full-time course includes 6 units at AQF level 9 (Masters) made up of 2 units in Supervised Counselling Practicum and 4 elective units including theology/biblical studies, pastoral care, counselling, clinical pastoral education and supervision. The course may be studied part-time over a longer period.


For units of study, counselling pathways, fees and enrolment:

View more information about this course here