Diploma of Social and Psychological Science/Bachelor of Counselling
Griffith College - Gold Coast/Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

In the higher education diploma year, students develop fundamental academic skills and cement their knowledge in foundation subjects and core concepts. Students gain skills in providing professional guidance to assist others in resolving personal or professional problems. On successful completion of the diploma, students progress into the Griffith University Bachelor of Counselling with credit. During university studies, students gain the theoretical knowledge and applied skills in preparation for registration and practice as a professional counsellor. Students obtain advanced counselling skills by completing a counselling practicum, counselling theory and practice, methods of coaching and group facilitation, and case management. For more course information, visit Diploma of Social and Psychological Science and Bachelor of Counselling at Griffith University.


Progression to the bachelor’s degree is limited to a quota of five places per intake at the Mt Gravatt campus. Unlimited places are available at the Gold Coast campus.

Fee notes

Fees for the Diploma programs are subject to change each year. Please refer to Griffith College tuition fees published for each program and can be found at https://www.griffithcollege.edu.au/study-options/. To calculate your degree fees use the Fee Calculator at http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees


Applicant must have completed Year 12 or equivalent

Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

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

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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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Career opportunities

Upon completion of the bachelor: addiction counselling; career counselling; correctional counselling; domestic violence counselling; family and relationship counselling; telephone/internet counselling.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

3 Oct 2024
9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Level of Qualification
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

31/2 years Full time or 7 years Part time

Gold Coast