Bachelor of Counselling
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

You’ll gain the theoretical knowledge and applied skills to register and practice as a professional counsellor. You’ll be ready to work in a broad range of counselling organisations, supporting people to resolve their personal, work or relationship problems. Working in counselling involves guiding and empowering people to develop self-understanding and make changes in their lives in order to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. You’ll gain counselling skills and advanced theoretical knowledge by completing courses in counselling theory and practice, therapeutic interventions, group facilitation, career counselling, social and cultural psychology, lifespan development, simulated placement and ethics for counselling. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Counselling at GU.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith University for D Psychological Science/B Counselling. 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

Other requirements

Students are required to undertake three placements. For further information, visit the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements


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

Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

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





* “<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, 2024

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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

You’ll be qualified to work in general counselling, as well as areas such as alcohol and other drugs counselling, youth, family and relationship counselling, or as a correctional counsellor, grief counsellor, and telephone and crisis support counsellor.


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
Start Date

Offer rounds

3 Oct 2024
9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025
Regular offers will be made

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

Gold Coast