Bachelor of Counselling


1 year (full-time),
up to 3 years (part-time)


Classroom, Online, Mixed

Total cost

$16,620 (At 2022 fees)

Next intake

February, July

Course Overview.

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.

For more information on the Bachelor of Counselling and it’s course regulation please follow this link.

Course 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.

Course structure.

The Bachelor of Counselling consists of 144 points comprised of:
  1. DZ3076 Supervised Counselling Practicum
  2. DZ3077 Advanced Counselling Theories Processes and Strategies
  3. DZ3250 Relationship Counselling
  4. DZ3260 Abnormal Psychology
  5. 36 points in the discipline of Professional Counselling
  6. 18 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field B or Field C
  7. A further 18 points.

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

Have questions about the course or application process?

Call us on (03) 9790 1000
Enquire online here

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