CHC’s School of Social Sciences seeks to understand the forces that drive modern society.

This journey of discovery allows us to make positive and significant changes not only to ourselves but the broader community.

Understanding the needs of people from a godly perspective and bringing into line our stance on compassionate care and social justice is imperative to bring healing to a broken world.

CHC graduates in the Social Sciences enjoy fulfilling careers across a broad range of industries, including government organisations, not-for-profits and private industry.

There are multiple pathways to becoming a counsellor at CHC depending on the type of study you have done in the past:

No Prior Study or Qualifications Below a Bachelor Degree

If you haven’t completed a bachelor degree then this is your next step to becoming a counsellor! Click the link below to find out more.

Bachelor of Counselling

Already Completed a Bachelor Degree in Any Field

If you have already completed a bachelor degree in another field then you can become a counsellor in just two years through our Master of Counselling program! Click the links below to find out more.

Master of Counselling

School of Social Sciences courses are:

  • accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and appear on the National Register of Higher Education Providers.
  • approved for offering to overseas students and appear on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) (except the Graduate Certificate courses).
  • approved for FEE-HELP, Youth Allowance/Abstudy and Austudy (eligibility requirements apply).
  • Counselling courses are accredited by Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).
  • Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Neuroscience are eligible for the ‘Certified Member’ level IAAN (The International Association of Applied Neuroscience).


The best way to learn about helping people is to interact with them.  Small classes, regular engagement with lecturers and stimulating practicums are the lynchpin of all CHC Social Sciences courses.

“It’s the difference I see in people’s lives that inspires me”


Julia’s Story
Social Sciences

"Here at CHC, every student is appreciated for the unique person that we are.  I enjoy the flexibility of…

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Wendy’s Story
Social Sciences

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