Course details

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

The Bachelor of Counselling prepares students to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and significantly enhances their counselling, pastoral and spiritual foundations. Students form a vision of the counsellor that reflects both individual and relational work, supportive and intensive therapies, psychological competence and theological congruence. The course requires a consistent commitment to supervision and personal and professional integration.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Counselling:

  • have specialized counselling skills to work with clients including those with high and complex needs.
  • apply client spirituality into the counselling experience from an ethical perspective with a critical understanding of Christian worldviews.
  • apply theological and professional reflection to organizational practice.
  • apply innovative professional practice in counselling with diverse people in an unpredictable range of contexts.
  • apply specialized skills for clients with relationship issues.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Counselling consists of 144 points comprised of:

  • DZ3076 Supervised Counselling Practicum
  • DZ3077 Advanced Counselling Theories Processes and Strategies
  • DZ3250 Relationship Counselling
  • DZ3260 Abnormal Psychology
  • 36 points in the discipline of Professional Counselling
  • 18 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field B or Field C
  • A further 18 points.

Pathways to future study

The 5-phase counselling program marks an exciting new training pathway in professional counselling in Australia. Incorporating VET and Higher Education options into a sequence of courses, the pathway offers students study options from Diploma through to Master level.

10900NAT Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Christian) offered through the Australian Institute of Family Counselling (aifc)

Deepen your knowledge and skills as a professional counsellor working with clients.

Master of Counselling

Explore advanced counselling approaches and strategies through supervised practicum and advanced counselling strategies.

Doctor of Philosophy

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
16,620 Per Year
Read moreTotal course cost: 28,224; 1,764 per standard unit; Application fee: 300
25 Jul 2022
27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
1 year
Read more1 Year full time

Full time
Stirling Theological College
44-60 Jackson’s Road
Melbourne Victoria 3170
Australia
16,620 Per Year
Read moreTotal course cost: 28,224; 1,764 per standard unit; Application fee: 300
25 Jul 2022
27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
1 year
Read more1 Year full time

Self study / online (with attendance)
Stirling Theological College
44-60 Jackson’s Road
Melbourne Victoria 3170
Australia

Entry criteria

Pathways to this course

CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling offered through the Australian Institute of Family Counselling (aifc)

The Diploma of Counselling equips you with the basic knowledge and people helping skills required in professional counselling.

Advanced Diploma of Counselling

Deepen your knowledge and skills as a professional counsellor working with clients.

  • an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) score of at least 6.5 with no individual band under 6.0.
  • a written Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Academic) score of 550 with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of at least 4.5.
  • an internet-based TOEFL score of 79 with no less than 21 for Writing, 12 for Listening, 13 for Reading, 18 for Speaking.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) overall score of at least 58 and all PTE communicative skills scores of at least 50.
  • equivalent results in an English language test approved by the Academic Board

Address

University of Divinity
21 Highbury Grove
Melbourne Victoria 3101
Australia
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