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Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)

Undergraduate Course
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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.

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Professional Outcomes

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) seeks to equip graduates for a diverse range of roles in the human services sector. In addition, it provides a foundation for those wishing to pursue postgraduate qualifications in counselling leading to professional membership with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) and the opportunity to work as private practitioners.

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Course Structure

23

Subject Totals

11

Core

+

9

COUNSELLING

3

Electives

CORE
  • Professional Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Exploring Practices for Spiritual Formation
  • Working with Aboriginal Australians and Diaspora Communities
  • Theory & Practice of Group Work
  • Meaningful Living
  • Human Services and Case Management
  • Professional Ethics
  • Working with Mental Health
  • Working with Grief, Loss and Trauma
  • Engaging the Christian Scriptures
COUNSELLING
  • Worldviews and Human Relationships
  • Counselling Skills
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Intro to Counselling Theories
  • Counselling Theories and Practice
  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Understanding Systems and Families *
  • Counselling Field Education 1
  • Counselling Field Education 2

* Subjects offered in alternate years.

ELECTIVES
    • Elective 1
    • Elective 2
    • Elective 3

Options vary and are subject to availability.

Where can I study?

You can study on-campus and partially online.

Adelaide – Millswood SA

Perth – Forrestfield WA

Offered partially online

How long does it take?

3 years (36 months) full-time or part-time equivalent.

What do I need for entry?

65 ATAR

OR

Completion of Diploma or above

OR

Qualify for mature age entry

How much does it cost?

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fees and available payment options.

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information

EXIT POINTS

Diploma in Applied Social Science after 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.

CONTACT HOURS
3 – 12 hours per week

COURSE CODES
Tabor: SS714C
SATAC: 5A0402

COURSE LEVEL
Undergraduate Course

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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Email: enquiry@tabor.edu.au
Phone: 1300 482 267