Australian College of Applied Professions

Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling

Australian College of Applied Professions (RTO 0500)
Duration
From 3 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
Online
Next start date
May

Why study this course

  • Prepare for work in the broad area of applied psychology with the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling
  • Pathway into graduate-entry studies in a range of fields, such as occupational therapy and rehabilitation counselling
  • Gain substantial practical supervised counselling experience during two field placements

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Entry requirements

You must participate in a screening interview via phone AND meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be aged 21 years or over at the time of commencement; OR
  • Have successfully completed your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent); OR
  • Have completed a Certificate IV or above; OR
  • Have gained admission to an undergraduate degree at an Australian university (or equivalent)

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

What you’ll learn

You'll be trained in:

  • Research methods in psychology
  • Theories of personality
  • Learning and memory
  • Perception and cognition
  • Lifespan development
  • Social psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychological assessment
  • Intercultural diversity and Indigenous psychology
  • Professional issues and applications in psychology
  • Counselling skills, theories and models
  • Mental health
  • Ethical frameworks and decision-making
  • Group counselling process
  • Alcohol and other drugs

Enquire with Australian College of Applied Professions or visit their website to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Australian College of Applied Professions or visit their website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Australian College of Applied Professions can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.


Enquire with Australian College of Applied Professions or visit their website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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Support and delivery

When you study with ACAP, you can:

  • Choose to study on-campus at a central city location, by online delivery, or a combination of both
  • Receive academic and personal support throughout your studies
  • Fit study around your other commitments, so you can study where and when it suits you
  • Learn from highly-skilled academics and teachers who are also practising professionals with significant industry experience

Why study with Australian College of Applied Professions?

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Australian College of Applied Professions

Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling

You may wish to discuss the following with Australian College of Applied Professions:

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
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Australian College of Applied Professions

Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling

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