About This Course
For more than 30 years, Tabor has been teaching students what it means to listen. And we mean really listen – without agenda, prejudices or judgment. Counselling another human through a challenging time in their life can be truly transformational for the individuals involved.
Tabor has designed an industry-recognised course that teaches students the true art of listening through our unique real-world blend of theory and practice.
With a curriculum designed by professional counsellors and content informed by science, the Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) provides students with a professional gateway into counselling and a suite of skills that allows graduates to engage effectively across the dynamics of human services.
The course studies aspects of psychology with a specific focus on counselling, and it’s the merging of these disciplines which delivers a more robust curriculum and industry credibility.
Coursework culminates in an industry-based placement experience in the final year of study, providing opportunity to integrate learning, and preparing students for a diversity of contexts.
Tabor’s proven experience in developing practical skills will help you carve your own personalised academic and professional path through a variety of elective subjects. We have the people and programs to help you develop comprehensive professional and reflective expertise and the skills required to consider professional counselling as a career.
The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) seeks to equip graduates for a diverse range of roles in the human services sector or private counselling practice, with a strong emphasis on therapeutic competency. In addition, the course meets the PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) training standards, and on completion, graduates are eligible to apply for Provisional Membership.
The course is also a solid foundation for those wishing to pursue postgraduate qualifications in Counselling.
Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling
The Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling introduces students to foundational counselling concepts and skills and how these are used in counselling practice and guides them through the challenges of interpersonal communication.
Diploma in Applied Social Science
The Diploma of Applied Social Science introduces you to the areas of social science and counselling or youth work. It will provide you with the fundamentals of social analysis and insights into human development and behaviour. It will orientate you to some research methodologies and social policies. This course is offered fully online unless you choose the Counselling Skills specialisation subject which needs to be done on campus.
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Youth Work)
Young people are actively involved in shaping our world. So, what will this world look like for all of us in the future? How will life be better for citizens of the next century? The Tabor Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Youth Work) is developed around a central, optimistic ideology – that young people enrich society. Such enrichment requires unity and collaboration. Human experience is fundamentally relational and Tabor believes that any society is made better by the presence of multiple voices.
Graduate Certificate in Counselling
The Graduate Certificate in Counselling has been developed to allow those with a previous undergraduate qualification/s to continue developing skills for effective interpersonal engagement. The qualification also serves as a pathway as the subjects comprise the first semester of the Master of Counselling Practice course.
Graduate Diploma in Counselling
The Graduate Diploma in Counselling has been developed to allow those with a previous undergraduate qualification/s to continue developing skills for effective interpersonal engagement. The qualification also serves as a pathway as the subjects comprise the first year of the Master of Counselling Practice course.
- Professional Communication Skills
- Exploring Practices for Spiritual Formation
- Decolonising Practice
- Case Management & Practice Interventions
- Introduction to Sociology
- Working with Communities & Groups
- Trauma Informed Care
- Research Design in the Human Services
- Foundations of Therapeutic Practice
- Counselling Skills
- Introduction to Psychology
- Introduction to Counselling Theories
- Counselling Theories & Practice 1
- Counselling Field Education 1
- Human Lifespan Development
- Working with Mental Health
- Working with Grief & Loss
- Counselling Field Education 2 (12cps)
- Meaningful Living
- The Biblical Story for Everyone
- Ethical Understandings
- Elective 1
- Elective 2
Students may choose electives including Counselling specialisation or units chosen from a range of units offered across Tabor, or from other tertiary institutions on approval from Head of Program. Options vary and are subject to availability.
How long does it take?
3 years (36 months) full-time or part-time equivalent.
When can I start?
Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July
Diploma in Applied Social Science after 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
3 – 12 hours per week
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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Phone: 1300 482 267