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Psychology & Mental Health Essentials

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Explore the fascinating psychology behind our brains, bodies and behaviours and learn new ways to improve mental health and wellbeing. Learn directly from Australia’s leading counsellors, psychologists and health coaches. Discover the complex inner wor...

Study Method Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental health counselling +5
Ulleo -  Course
New

Nutritional Counselling Advanced Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

The global health industry is gigantic. More and more people are seeking help to find more balance in their lives and guidance to greater wellbeing. This provides abundant opportunities for developing a successful business that changes people’s l...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Nutritional counsellor +7
Health Academy Australia -  Course
New

Master of Counselling

Whether helping others cope with crisis, put challenges into perspective or find a life worth living, guide the way and practise respectful and inclusive counselling. The Master of Counselling consists of research-led content that is delivered via supp...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Private practice counsellor +8
University of Canberra -  Course
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The Counselling Toolkit

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Whether you want to launch a new career, upskill in your current role, or simply learn more about what it means to be human – counselling is an invaluable skill for anyone and everyone. Explore real-world counselling techniques and approaches fro...

Study Method Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Mental health counselling +5
Ulleo -  Course
New

Graduate Certificate of Counselling I93

In a noisy world that is complex, uncertain and constantly changing, it’s more important than ever that there are people who can listen. There is a growing demand for counselling professionals in nursing, social work, teaching and other community-based...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Social work +10
Edith Cowan University Online -  Course
New

Master of Counselling I90

In a noisy world that is complex, uncertain and constantly changing, it’s more important than ever that there are people who can listen. The number of full-time counsellors continues to grow, and counselling skills are becoming increasingly relevant in...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Social work +10
Edith Cowan University Online -  Course
New

Foundation Counselling Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

As a science, psychology is the study of the human mind and its wide-ranging functions and influences. This course helps you understand human behaviour and mental processes and allows you to better understand how we think, act and feel. Studying psycho...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes School Counsellor +7
Careers Collectiv -  Course
New

Diploma of Counselling CHC51015

Counsellors are well sought after and the need for a good counsellor is increasing day by day. With the increase in people needing counselling for various issues this is a sought after career and good counsellors are highly successful. If you have a pa...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Registered counsellor +4
Health Courses Australia -  Course
New

Graduate Certificate in Counselling

Guide the way by gaining the foundational skills in counselling to practise respectful and inclusive counselling. You will experience interactive teaching in a supportive learning environment.

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Counsellor +5
University of Canberra -  Course
New

Child and Youth Counselling Certificate

Have you ever wanted to work in an area that allows you to help and support young children? Have you ever felt a passion for showing care to young people, and making a lasting impact in their life? Maybe this even resonates with your own children? Ther...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Youth work +11
Careers Collectiv -  Course
New

Diploma of Counselling CHC51015

There is a growing need for people who can offer support services to adults and teenagers who may need support and guidance. If you have the desire to help people lead a happier life to reach their full potential, a career as a professional Counsellor...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Community Services Worker +3
TrainSmart Australia -  Course
New

Counselling Certificate

The role of the counsellor is to facilitate the person’s resolution of these issues, whilst respect their values, personal resources, culture and capacity for choice. Counselling can provide people with a regular time and space to talk about their prob...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Counselling +5
Careerhouse -  Course

Advanced Counselling Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

As a science, psychology is the study of the human mind and its wide-ranging functions and influences. This course helps you understand human behaviour and mental processes and allows you to better understand how we think, act and feel. Studying psycho...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes School Counsellor +7
Careers Collectiv -  Course
New

Counselling Certificate in Adolescents & Young Adults

Have you ever wanted to work in an area that allows you to help and support adolescents and young adults? Have you ever wanted the opportunity to work with young people in society and support them as they face their toughest challenges during the most...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Career Prospects +6
Careers Collectiv -  Course
New

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Have you ever wondered how the brain processes sensory information such as the environment we live in? Been curious about behaviour and perception? Or considered why everyone is different? Completion of our 100% online program will provide you with the...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Human resource manager +3
The University of Adelaide -  Course

Diploma of Counselling CHC51015

The CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling will teach you a range of therapy techniques that you can use to get the best result for your clients. It will also give you the skills necessary to communicate effectively, work within a case management framework, a...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Case Worker +2
Open Colleges -  Course
New

If you’ve always seen yourself in a rewarding career that helps better the lives of those around you, then a Bachelor of Counselling could be your ticket to the dynamic and invaluable world of providing counselling services to those that need them.

Learning Outcomes

A Bachelor of Counselling is a comprehensive and highly- detailed course which can provide you with a thorough understanding of how to assist and support those that need it the most. Most subjects in this three-year counselling course will cover theories around counselling and psychology, skill development, ethical practice as well as how to provide adequate assistance. The theories surrounding cognition, emotions and thought processes often forms a strong influence on a Bachelor of Counselling, and this information is vital in ensuring that you have the skills needed to get someone out of their darkest moments in life.

There’s plenty of Bachelor of Counselling degrees available in Australia, as well as many online courses that also provide flexible study options for those that need to balance study around work or personal commitments. Some Bachelor programs also offer work placement opportunities so that you can develop real- world experience under the guidance of an industry professional.

Some of the key study areas and the skills you can gain upon completion of a Bachelor of Counselling include:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Counselling theories and processes
  • Positive Psychology
  • Legal and ethical procedures
  • Cultural diversity counselling
  • Grievance assistance
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Counselling for different groups

Career Outcomes

To become an accredited professional counsellor in Australia under the regulatory bodies of the Australian Counselling Association; students must obtain a Bachelor of Counselling degree. Without one of these qualifications, the necessary skills may not be obtained so if you’re pursuing a career in counselling; then a Bachelor degree is a must.

Counselling has a great range of career paths, depending on what areas you’re interested in. Many professionals choose to be specialised in a certain area and develop a higher level of expertise. Some of the counselling careers available to graduates of a Bachelor of Counselling include:

  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Student/ School Counsellor
  • Marriage Counsellor
  • Grievance Counsellor

Regarding career prospects, counselling is a solid investment if you’re looking to get employed after graduation. An expected 5,000 counselling jobs are to be created by 2020, with a strong emphasis on aged care counselling which will be needed due to the ageing population in Australia. The average income level for professional counsellors in Australia is approximate $59,956 per year.

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