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Discover a rewarding career, supporting people with guidance and empathy, and make a real difference in the community

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Why study a Counselling course?

A career in counselling means directly helping people who are working through personal and emotional issues, which can range from addiction and abuse through to family support or corporate concerns. Graduates of counselling courses spend their careers focused on positively influencing the lives of others and making a noticeable difference.

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Learn from industry-connected experts
Our academics are the best in the business. With their expertise and guidance, you can find a placement in the field you love.

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Tap into our knowledge
Our heritage with the Jansen Newman Institute ensures you’re learning from more than 40 years of counselling experience. 

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A more collaborative experience
Our smaller class sizes provide a more immersive and effective learning environment. Collaborate with peers and spend more time with academics in your field. 

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Strong job opportunities
Our counselling courses and degrees prepare you for a career in the fast-growing mental health space.

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Explore Counselling Courses at Torrens University Australia

Torrens University Australia courses are industry-driven and delivered by Health experts. All higher education courses include real-life industry experience, building critical, practical skills to help you graduate ready to work.

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Why study with us?

As the country’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia brings a fresh approach to higher education. With employability at the centre of everything we do, we offer industry-relevant courses taught by leading experts. Our flexible study options, personalised approach and partnership placements will help you find a career you love.

Elennie Perrett
Elennie Perrett
Diploma of Counselling and Communication Skills
When I realised I could study online and part-time, being a mature aged students, this put me at ease knowing my family and work life would not be as greatly affected.
Learn hands on counselling
Learn  hands-on and help genuine clients
With the highest level of practical experience, you will develop skills in clinical situations, access the latest technology and help clients with their wellbeing goals.
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Learn from specialists in their field
Our academics understand where the industry is heading and will guide you on your learning journey.
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Join Australia's most progressive university
Digitally enabled, industry leading and future-focused: we give you all the tools you need to create your own success.

Your teachers and academics

Active on the forefront of their field, our industry-connected educational facilitators are here to help you achieve your career goal.

Lisa Walsh Counselling Community Services Academic

Lisa Walsh
Program director, Counselling and Communication Services


Lisa is a qualified teacher, psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society who has taught extensively in the areas of psychology and counselling at high school and university level. She has worked in public and private hospitals and her own private practice, both as a case manager and psychologist facilitating group therapy, supporting those with acute mental health conditions and disordered patterns of eating. At Torrens University, Lisa designs courses that prepare students for careers in the community that make a difference.

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Professor Cath Rogers
Dean of Health and Education


A registered nurse for nearly 40 years, Cath has also worked as a health academic for three decades. Cath firmly believes that access to high-quality education is transformative and key to improving health outcomes for all. Cath’s research has focused on women’s health issues, resilience in the face of illness and the health workforce.

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We offer first-class campus facilities and student clinics in a central locations across Australia.

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