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Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)

What Is A Counselling Degree?

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science in Counselling is a three year full-time, dynamic qualification that will provide you with the theoretical & practical skills you need to pursue a career as a counsellor in various settings. If you are passionate about helping people this is the program for you.

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Key Information

Where can I study

Where can I study

Sydney

Available Online.Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided assurance that exceptions will be made to the usual face-to-face learning requirements.

Start Dates

Next intake is on 15 Feb 2021

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Workload

10 hours a week for subjects over 12-week trimesters. International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Course Duration

3 years full-time

6 years full-time

Why Study at Torrens

FLEXIBILITY TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE

You control your workload, how and where you study. Choose to study full-time, part-time, or accelerate your study to graduate sooner. You will always be supported, whether you are studying on-campus or online.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GRADUATE?
As a graduate you’ll have a wealth of career opportunities available to you as a counselling in a number of areas including:
  • Community counselling
  • Drug and alcohol
  • Women’s health
  • Family support
  • Anxiety and depression
PERSONALISED APPROACH
Small class sizes designed for collaboration to fast-track your development in a supportive environment where you will know your peers and lecturers personally. Your success coach will focus on improving your employability, and their inside information will give you the edge you need to get ahead of the competition.

"I was provided with a learning environment where I had access to really fantastic lecturers, access to great experiences in a working environment through placements, and a fantastic group of fellow students."

- STEPHEN BLOOD, Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)
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Course Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) will equip you with the practical skills and understanding to work with different groups as a counsellor in a variety of areas. These include community settings, counselling organisations and the health services sector. Undertake this course as a gateway to a professional career or pathway into postgraduate study. As a graduate of this course, you’ll be able to apply for membership of the PACFA or ACA, the national bodies for counselling and psychotherapy professionals.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply specific counselling modalities and interventions to meet the needs of clients
  • Explain mental health and the impact of mental ill health on individuals and families
  • Respond to human diversity and establish working relationships with clients
  • Apply effective counselling interventions with people presenting with alcohol, drug abuse and addiction
  • Apply constructive methods to facilitate change
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling
  • Refer clients to other health professionals as appropriate

What you'll study

To graduate you will need to complete 24 subjects (240 credit points). There are 22 core subjects (220 credit points) and 2 elective subjects (20 credit points). A normal full-time study load would mean completing 80 credits per year for 3 years.

How will you study

Get supported by a team and community of industry professionally who there to ensure you succeed.

Fees & Scholarships

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

FEE HELP

If you are an eligible student you may choose to defer some, or all, of your tuition fees through FEE-HELP. And as we are a university you can also take advantage of no loan fees on FEE-HELP when you study with us.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

  • Year 12 certificate
OR
  • EFTSL equivalent – 1 year Full time study of an Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree
OR
  • A completed higher education qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above.
SPECIAL ENTRY You may also be considered for entry if you have Demonstrated an ability to undertake study at the required level:
  • Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success;
  • OR formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable
  • prospect of success;
  • OR written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success.
Ask a Course Advisor on how to apply for special entry. View full course admission information
  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.
  • Year 12 certificate
OR
  • EFTSL equivalent – 1 year Full time study of an Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree
OR
  • A completed higher education qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above.
SPECIAL ENTRY You may also be considered for entry if you have Demonstrated an ability to undertake study at the required level:
  • Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success;
  • OR formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable
  • prospect of success;
  • OR written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success.
Ask a Course Advisor on how to apply for special entry. View full course admission information
  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Ready To Apply

Applying to Torrens is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences. Learn more

MORE INFORMATION

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