Bachelor of Counselling

3 years full-time or
equivalent part-time

Become a counselling professional and make a difference in the life of others. Develop your counselling, pastoral and spiritual foundations with this unique pathway, and graduate with the practical experience to be a confident and job-ready counsellor. 

What you will learn

  • Specialised counselling skills to work with clients including those with high and complex needs.

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

  • How to apply theological and professional reflection to organisational practice.

  • Innovative professional practice in counselling with diverse people in an unpredictable range of contexts.

  • Specialised skills for clients with relationship issues.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Counselling consists of 8 units (144 points):

DZ3076 Supervised Counselling Practicum (18 points)
DZ3077 Advanced Counselling Theories Processes and Strategies (18 points)
DZ3250 Relationship Counselling (18 points)
DZ3260 Abnormal Psychology (18 points)
Two (2) units in the discipline of Professional Counselling (36 points)
One (1) unit in a discipline or disciplines in Field B or Field C (18 points)
One (1) unit in any Field (18 points)

View all Stirling Units and Fields.
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Entry Requirements and Admission

  • Has satisfactorily completed an eligible Advanced Diploma in Counselling;

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

The Advanced Diploma in Counselling awarded by the University of Divinity
10487NAT Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)
80884ACT Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)

  • Satisfactorily completes an interview with a designated Course Advisor;
  • Has the capacity to become an ensured member of a relevant professional body.

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Course Cost

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Students who are Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for FEE-HELP.

Further Opportunities

Upon successful completion, graduates may proceed to:


The Bachelor of Counselling is accredited by The Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

View the regulations here.