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Counselling, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Fremantle, Australia
The Bachelor of Counselling offered by The University of Notre Dame Australia 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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The unique Bachelor of Counselling delivered by The University of Notre Dame Australia degree offers you a fully-integrated program of instruction that focuses on the psychosocial, personal and spiritual development of the individual throughout their lifespan

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 120 hours of supervised practice which allows you to gain practical experience and a professional network of contacts which may help you secure employment.  Upon graduation, you will be entitled to register as a professional counsellor with Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia and/or the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

Career opportunities

The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

  • Youth worker
  • Trauma counsellor
  • Drug and alcohol counsellor
  • Family counsellor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Formation of the Professional Counsellor 
  • Theories & Approaches to Counselling
  • Counselling Skills Training 
  • Academic Writing, Communication & Research
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Aboriginal People

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • CRICOS code: 035277D
  • Official results of your ACT or SAT assessment scores
  • Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic, if applicable
  • Official high school transcripts or record of academic achievement in secondary school
  • A letter of evaluation from a high school teacher in a core academic subject area who knows you well
  • Counselor evaluation (recommended, not required)
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75
  • A completed ertification of Finances plus financial documentation
  • A copy of your passport submitted via your applicant status portal
  • If applying for need-based financial aid, a completed CSS Profile

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29900 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    17505 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17505 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Fremantle

  • 1700 - 2700 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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