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Bachelor of Counselling
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

You’ll gain the theoretical knowledge and applied skills that prepare you to register and practice as a professional counsellor. You’ll be ready to work in a broad range of counselling organisations and to assist people to resolve their personal or professional problems. 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 an internship and finishes with two counselling 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

Applicants for the November 2021 intake must meet prerequisite: English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3&4, C).

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, 2021
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, 2021

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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

<5*

<5*

<5*

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

Notes

* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

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, 2021

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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

9

N/P#

8

<5*

0

<5*

0

28

Percentage of all students

32.1%

N/P#

28.6%

<5*

0.0%

<5*

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
# N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

Career opportunities

You’ll be qualified to work in areas such as generic counselling, family and relationship counselling or as a correctional counsellor, addiction counsellor, and telephone counsellor. You can also pursue further studies or training towards becoming a career counsellor, rehabilitation counsellor, guidance counsellor, and mediator.

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 may be eligible for membership of PACFA and the ACA.

Course Code
233591
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Fee
CSP/$11000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Gold Coast
 
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