4.33 out of 5 from 3 reviews
Bachelor Degree
3 Years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

There has never been a better time for you to become a counsellor or further develop your counselling qualifications. The need for counsellors in Australia has never been greater. As a counsellor with a tertiary qualification, you’ll be doing what you love and have the security of knowing there are many opportunities for work and self employment.

We’ve helped people from all sorts of backgrounds become counsellors. Our tertiary students come from a variety of backgrounds. Some are seeking to acquire counselling skills as an adjunct to their core profession, such as teachers, nurses, ministers of religion, corrective services officers and administrators. Some are seeking a fresh start in a rewarding profession. While others already have a vocational counselling qualification and are looking to supplement this with a tertiary qualification.

As a counsellor with a Bachelor of Counselling, there are many opportunities for you as an employee or in private practice. You can make a real difference in areas such as grief and loss; relationships; abuse; youth and adolescents; family; stress; trauma recovery; addictions; mental health and many more. Our Bachelor of Counselling can be studied either full or part time, allowing you to progress at a speed that suits you; either moderately according to your lifestyle commitments, or faster if you wish to gain your tertiary qualification more rapidly.

Our courses are completed externally by working through your course material at home. This is particularly useful if you have other obligations in your life that occupy your time.

Students living in Sydney also have the option of studying internally and attending weekly classes at the Sydney campus.

Irrespective of your reasons to contact us, it’s your natural desire and ability to help others that we seek to evolve and formalise through our tertiary education. AIPC’s Bachelor of Counselling provides a flexible and affordable alternative to traditional tertiary education.

So, no matter where you live or how busy you are, we make it possible for you to achieve your tertiary counselling qualification.
Additional Information

The Bachelor of Counselling includes two counselling practicum subjects where you undertake clinical practice in a work setting. Work placements a...

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Average ratings for Bachelor of Counselling Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors based on 3 reviews
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Student Reviews

February 2018
Year completed 2015

It was great for a basic overview of Counselling and a basic rounded experience in the field. They maintained high quality expectations and criteria to help ensure you are genuinely benefiting from the course.

Would have been good to have some further options and better support in securing practical placements to get the o...

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February 2018
Year completed 2017

Being able to do most of the course from home, which had its pros and it’s cons. Can be hard to be motivated without set classes but means you can work around work. The subjects were pretty set, so not a lot of choices to pick between but they covered what needed to be covered.

My advice to future students is: Don’t give u...

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February 2018
Year completed 2016

Positives: I loved the passion of the lecturers. It was a study from home course so being able to study in my own time and get great support when needed was really useful. The end of semester on site classes and exams were always fun and extremely helpful.

Negatives: Lecturers often have limited feedback to assignments, m...

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