Bachelor of Counselling

You will be able to communicate effectively and deal with a wide range of issues, from trauma and addiction counselling to counselling couples and families and addressing grief and loss issues. The Bachelor of Counselling is a three-year program that equips you with both the theoretical background and the hands-on skills needed to work effectively in a challenging and often demanding environment.

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Key Facts



() Bachelor of Counselling

Degree Duration

3 Years :


Start Dates

February | July

Degree Overview

Our unique Bachelor of Counselling degree offers you a fully-integrated program of instruction that focuses on the individual’s psychosocial, personal and spiritual development throughout their lifespan.

In Year One, you will study a range of theories and approaches to counselling, explore personal values, belief systems and experiences from culture and family, identify effective self-care strategies and develop attributes essential to professional practice. You will also begin to develop practical counselling skills before moving on to specific areas of counselling children, adolescents, couples and families and older people in Years Two and Three.

Blending theoretical understanding and hands-on experience, the program covers just about every type of scenario within the human experience. You will learn the interpersonal skills needed to build a positive client alliance which promotes the use of the therapeutic relationship as an organising focus for treatment.

The program includes a placement in a counselling agency which will provide supervised practice, including a minimum of 40 hours of face-to-face client contact. Your placement allows you to gain practical experience and establish a professional network which may help you secure employment. Upon graduation, you will be entitled to register as a professional counsellor with Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia (PACFA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

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  • CRICOS code: 035277D
  • Available in Perth only

Why Study this Degree

Graduate job-ready with industry-specific skills and knowledge

Benefit from a unique, personalised approach to education and pastoral care

Lecturers are industry professionals and leaders in their field

Discover The university of Notre Dame Australia

University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth (CRICOS: 01032F)

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi-campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth.

Notre Dame has a strong commitment to honouring the individual,  and recognises that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. Notre Dame believes that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path.

Notre Dame has been rated 5 stars in the Good Universities Guide 2024, undergraduate and postgraduate categories for Learner Engagement, Skills Development, Graduate Salary, Full-Time Employment

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