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Bachelor of Counselling
Griffith University - Mt Gravatt

Course outline

You will gain skills in providing professional counselling to assist others in resolving personal or professional problems. Working in the counselling profession involves guiding and empowering people to develop self-understanding and to make changes in their lives in order to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. They assist people by offering them a structured and focused way of addressing their problems, and work with clients on developing strategies to overcome obstacles and personal challenges that they are facing. Students gain advanced theoretical knowledge and counselling skills by completing courses in counselling skills theory and practice, methods of coaching, group facilitation, career counselling, positive psychology, lifespan development, ethics and case management. This degree includes placements where you’ll work with real clients in counselling organisations. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Counselling at GU.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Social and Psychological Science/B Counselling.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.

Other requirements

Students are required to undertake three placements. For further information, visit Fit for Professional Practice on the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements

Prerequisites

Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee applies to this program. For more information visit griffith.edu.au/guaranteed-admission.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
67.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

86.05

70.45

61.10

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

92.05

73.40

68.10

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

10

6

<5*

5

0

<5*

0

28

Percentage of all students

35.7%

21.4%

<5*

17.9%

0.0%

<5*

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Graduates will be skilled in a range of counselling approaches with their clients and can develop careers in specific areas, including family and relationship counselling, career counselling, and telephone/internet counselling, correctional counselling, addiction counselling, domestic violence counselling, and student advising.

Membership

This program is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). After completing this degree, you will be eligible for membership of PACFA and the ACA and can also register as a counsellor with the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP).

Course Code
225131
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Fee
CSP/$11500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Brisbane
 
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