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Discover a rewarding career, helping people work through their problems with support, guidance and empathy.

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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.

Hear from our current Health lecturers and industry professionals on how we deliver our career focused approach to your education.
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Our 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.

Choose a campus to suit your lifestyle

We have built first-class campus facilities in a central location and invested in technology so you can study anytime when it suits your schedule.

Flinders Street Campus Melbourne Victoria | Torrens University Australia
Flinders Street campus

Design and Creative Technology, Health, Business, Hospitality, English Language Centre

196 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Fortitude Valley Campus Brisbane Queensland | Torrens University Australia
Fortitude Valley campus

Design and Creative Technology, Health, Business, Hospitality, English Language Centre

90 Bowen Terrace
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

Pyrmont Campus Sydney New South Wales | Torrens University Australia
Pyrmont campus
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Relocating to Surry Hills, Central Sydney campus from September 2021

Level 1 & 5, 235 Pyrmont Street
Pyrmont, NSW 2009

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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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