Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)

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Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) is designed to give our graduates the best possible start to a meaningful, long-term career in counselling. This program enables in-depth study and development in counselling skills and theoretical perspectives, as well as foundational studies in psychology, human lifespan development and working with mental health. In addition, it is designed to introduce students to the important dynamics of the Human Services Sector. The curriculum facilitates a dynamic balance between theory and practice and focuses on the formation of reflective practitioners who are well positioned to make a difference in the lives of others.Admissions Criteria {Tabor's Bachelor qualifications are nationally-recognised through our formal registration with TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality Standards Australia). As such, we are pleased to provide our admissions criteria via the link above.}


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.

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Professional Communication Skills
  • Working with Aboriginal Australians and Diaspora Communities
  • Theory and Practice of Group Work
  • Human Services and Case Management
  • Professional Ethics
  • Working with Mental Health
  • Working with Grief, Loss and Trauma
  • Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to Counselling Theories
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Counselling Field Education 1 & 2
  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Understanding Systems and Families
  • Christian Scriptures
  • Worldviews and Human Relationships
  • Theological Reflection on Life and Work
  • Spiritual Formations
  • Counselling Theories and Practice
  • Elective x 3


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ATAR: 65
SATAC Course Code: 5A0402
Course Duration: 3 years full time or equivalent part time.
Location: External (online)
                 On Campus: Adelaide and Perth
Intake: February and July
Entry Requirements: Completed Year 12 (either SACE or IB).
Qualify for mature age entry (STAT may be required).


School of Social Science
School Administrator (Counselling)
Call 1300 482 267
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