What will I learn?

Understand human connections. Lead a successful career in counselling.

You care about people and want to help create more positive change in this world. Our Bachelor of Counselling gives you deep insight into how we think and act and why, and ways to help others develop better self-awareness for a more positive path in life. You’ll graduate with the practical skills and strategies to successfully explore a career in contemporary counselling, including how to support individuals, couples, families or groups, considering the cultural and social-political context in which they live and how this may affect them. There is an option to complete a minor in Coaching where you’ll learn how support individuals with goal setting across a variety of settings and areas.

The course includes 90 hours of volunteering throughout the course duration, and 50 hours of a service learning project in a community group as part of a core unit. It also includes 200 hours’ experience in a professional placement, with 40 hours of counselling client contact giving you the hands-on experience ACAP is known for. This placement is linked with two clinical supervision units over two consecutive trimesters.

This degree is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). The minor in Coaching is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).


Expertise in human behaviour forms the foundation of all our courses including our Bachelor of Counselling.

Explore with an applied focus:

Professional Reflection and Self-Care

  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Trauma Informed Counselling Practices
  • Counselling Skills Training
  • Counselling Theory
  • Grief and Loss Counselling
  • Lifespan Development
  • Counselling and Neuroscience
  • Family and Relationship Counselling
  • Counselling Children and Youth



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$23,296.00 (12,47,109) per year
Tuition Fee per Subject / Unit: AUD $2,912; Total course fee - AUD $69,888
Start date

Expected September 2021


Brisbane Campus

East Tower, Ground Floor,

410 Ann Street,



4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$23,296.00 (12,47,109) per year
Tuition Fee per Subject / Unit: AUD $2,912; Total course fee - AUD $69,888
Start date

Expected September 2021


Melbourne Campus

Level 10, 123 Lonsdale Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Meet one of the following criteria:

  • Participate in a screening interview (typically by phone though online can be arranged if required); and
  • Be 18 years or above at the date of commencement; or
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent); or
  • Completion of a Diploma or above (or equivalent); or
  • Admission to an undergraduate degree at an Australian University (or equivalent)

International student IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Qualifications Recognition Policy Unit to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by ACAP.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Australian College of Applied Psychology offers below pathways course for this subject