Bachelor of Counselling
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

Help people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. The program is designed to provide the skills to become a professionally accredited counsellor. You will be equipped with a wealth of counselling knowledge applicable to a variety of career pathways, as well as being taught skills to work ethically with clients who seek help.

In this program you will explore counselling theories and skills, positive psychology, communication and relationships, family counselling and crisis intervention, grief and loss and cultural diversity. You can choose electives to link with areas that will expand your career options while you learn with like-minded peers at either our Sunshine Coast or Moreton Bay campuses, delivered by blended learning. For more information, visit Bachelor of Counselling at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.

Other requirements

As part of the program you will complete two internship placements at approved agencies. A Suitability Card (Blue Card) and National Criminal History check is required; refer to institution. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




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, 2024

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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Mental health, welfare work, aged services, child protection, disability services, counselling individuals, families and groups, youth.


Australian Counselling Association; any counselling membership association approved by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$13426 (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

Sunshine Coast