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Bachelor of Counselling

BCouns

240 cp

Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane Queensland
Melbourne Victoria

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:

Queensland
Prerequisites: English (4, SA).

Victoria
Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 25 in English (any).

2. Definitions

Major: 80 in prescribed units in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 60 cp at advanced level.

Minor: 40 cp from prescribed units in one discipline area, including at least 10 at introductory level and at least 20 cp at advanced level.

3. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 80 cp from a Counselling Major including 20 cp from Mission-focused units;
  2. 40 cp from specialised Counselling Units;
  3. 40 cp from a Psychology Minor;
  4. 40 cp from Clinical Fieldwork;
  5. 40 cp from Electives.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Counselling Major

Mission-focused Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
COUN108 10 Ethical and Professional Issues in Counselling
COUN216 10 Religious and Spiritual Issues in Counselling (Pre: COUN106 Introduction to Counselling and Micro-Skills and COUN221 Humanistic Theories and Interventions)

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
COUN106 10 Introduction to Counselling and Micro-Skills
COUN213 10 Mediation and Dispute Resolution (Pre: COUN106 Introduction to Counselling and Micro-Skills)
COUN214 10 Grief and Loss Counselling (Pre: COUN106 Introduction to Counselling and Micro-Skills and COUN221 Humanistic Theories and Interventions)
COUN221 10 Humanistic Theories and Interventions (Pre: COUN106 Introduction to Counselling and Micro-Skills)
COUN222 10 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Pre: COUN106 Introduction to Counselling and Micro-Skills and COUN221 Humanistic Theories and Interventions)
COUN225 10

Organisations and Group Processes (Pre: COUN106 Introduction to Counselling and Micro-Skills and COUN221 Humanistic Theories and Interventions, Inc: COUN211 Working in Human Services)


Specialised Counselling Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
COUN218 10 Counselling Children and Adolescents (Pre: COUN106 Introduction to Counselling and Micro-Skills and COUN221 Humanistic Theories and Interventions)
COUN219 10 Family and Relationship Counselling (Pre: COUN106 Introduction to Counselling and Micro-Skills and COUN221 Humanistic Theories and Interventions)
COUN223 10 Psychodynamic Counselling (Pre: COUN106 Introduction to Counselling and Micro-Skills and COUN221 Humanistic Theories and Interventions)
COUN224 10 Addiction Counselling (Pre: COUN106 Introduction to Counselling and Micro-Skills and COUN221 Humanistic Theories and Interventions)

Psychology Minor

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PSYC100 10

Psychology A

PSYC101 10

Psychology B

PSYC200 10

Lifespan Development (Pre: PSYC100 Psychology A, PSYC101 Psychology B)

PSYC212 10 Abnormal Psychology (Pre: PSYC100 Psychology A, PSYC101 Psychology B)

Clinical Fieldwork Unit

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
COUN306 40 Clinical Fieldwork (Pre: 160 accumulated credit points in the degree including all units in the Counselling major)

Electives

Any units listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Bachelor of Arts degree, excluding Psychology units.


1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.