The Bachelor of Counselling degree 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 Bachelor of Counselling course is designed to equip counselling students with the knowledge, counselling skills and experience necessary to work ethically, sensitively, inclusively and respectfully with clients from diverse backgrounds As well as incorporating foundational understandings, the Bachelor of Counselling includes opportunities for critical reflection on counselling theory and practice, and in-depth engagement with key areas and issues of counselling. Students are able to develop their skills through flexible study mode including part-time or full-time study.
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 requirements to the Bachelor of Counselling are 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 with their developing skills sets. Any student who is 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).
Bachelor of Counselling course admission information, including the OP/selection rank and student profile for the Bachelor of Counselling, can be found here.