COURSE DETAILS

QTAC Code

094601


CRICOS Code

076206B


Course Code

SS18


MODE

On campus, Mixe


MINIMUM SELECTION THRESHOLD (OP/RANK)

2019 – 20/63

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Counselling is a three-year course, and is available on both a full time study and part time basis.

The Bachelor of Counselling will equip students for employment in any counselling context, as well as providing access to appropriate levels of recognition with relevant professional associations.

CHC’s counselling programs are designed to equip student counsellors with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to work ethically, sensitively, inclusively and respectfully with clients from diverse backgrounds As well as incorporating foundational understandings, it includes opportunities for critical reflection on counselling theory and practice, and in-depth engagement with key areas and issues of counselling.

Successful engagement in the Counselling profession requires a level of personal maturity and self-awareness. PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) therefore recommends that current and prospective students are assessed for their personal growth and likely suitability for the Counselling profession. Entry to the Bachelor of Counselling is thus subject not only to academic requirements, but also personal suitability as assessed through an interview, a personal statement and referee reports.

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Social Science may articulate into the Bachelor of Counselling. Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Counselling may exit with the Diploma of Social Science, subject to the completion of course requirements.

Students should note that certain units can be completed on campus only, in either Internal or Intensive modes (as offered).

Course admission information, including the OP/selection rank and student profile for the Bachelor of Counselling, can be found here.

Counsellor, Chaplain, Pastoral Counsellor, Christian School Counsellor, Rehabilitation Counsellor, Community Worker, Youth Worker, Personal Support Worker.

Admission Criteria

COURSE ADMISSION CRITERIA

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Applicants who have completed secondary education in the last two years and who are aged 17 years or over, are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study of at least a completed Certificate III (with a GPA of at least 4.0, where applicable) and who are aged 17 years or over, are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.

Applicants with completed higher education study, and applicants with higher education study of at least one semester (full-time equivalent) who wish to transfer to or within CHC, are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.

Applicants with work and life experience who demonstrate readiness for higher education, including successful completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT), are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least one year, was conducted in the English language or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language Proficiency examination (see table below). Results are to be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.

EXAMINATION Minimum Requirement
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (at least 6.0 in all subtests)
PTE (Academic) 59 (at least 51 in all subtests)
TOEFL (PBT) 577
TOEFL (IBT) 90 (at least 16 in Listening, Reading; 21 in Writing; 18 in Speaking)

WHAT TO EXPECT

Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to think creatively, be curious and innovate.

Flexible delivery

Choose a part-time or full-time program, and on campus or external/online delivery (or a combination), to suit your circumstances and lifestyle.

Individual classes may be held either during the day or in the evening, so be sure to check the timetable to find out what will work best for you

Capacity to make a meaningful contribution

CHC’s commitment to producing graduates with the capacity to make a meaningful contribution to their client’s growth and wellbeing involves the strong emphasis within the counselling programs on the acquisition and practice of counselling skills.

Although CHC counselling courses are highly experiential in nature with a strong emphasis on the development of the person of the counsellor, they also value and prioritise academic rigour and the importance of staying up-to-date with emerging trends and findings relating to the fields of counselling and psychotherapy. This includes underpinning all aspects of the counselling programs with the latest research on interpersonal neurobiology and mental health and encouraging students to engage with counselling research. 

Professional recognition

The Master of Counselling is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). This means that graduates of the award can become Graduate Members of PACFA member organisations including the Christian Counsellors Association of Australia (CCAA) and Queensland Counsellors Association (QCA).

COURSE STRUCTURE

BACHELOR OF COUNSELLING (SS18)

The Bachelor of Counselling consists of 24 units – 2 Christian Studies units, 7 Professional Studies units, 13 Counselling units and 2 Elective units.

Students also complete 200 practicum hours (embedded in the units CO367-CO370), 30 hours of their own counselling, 5 site visits to counselling organisations and 15 hours of external professional development events. Students must apply for a Blue Card (or equivalent) and have received this card prior to engaging with children and young people under the age of 18 years within the unit CO220 Development Through the Lifespan.

In planning their courses, students must consult the Social Sciences Courses Guide for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.

REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that the language of instruction of their undergraduate degree was English or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language Proficiency examination (see table below). Results are to be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.

EXAMINATION Minimum Requirement
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (at least 6.0 in all subtests)
PTE (Academic) 59 (at least 51 in all subtests)
TOEFL (PBT) 577
TOEFL (IBT) 90 (at least 16 in Listening, Reading; 21 in Writing; 18 in Speaking)

FEES

All courses at CHC have study costs associated with them, and these are determined by whether you are a domestic student or an international student, and whether you are in a fee-paying place or a Commonwealth supported place.

Different payment options are available, and eligible students can access the Commonwealth government’s HELP scheme to defer the payment of their study costs.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

CHC has a number of scholarships available in particular course areas to help students who are coming to CHC as school-leavers.

The Government also provides some financial assistance to students to help the transition into study.

Further information about scholarships and government financial assistance is available below.

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