Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
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If you're seeking a meaningful career that will enable you to truly make a difference in the lives of others, a Bachelor of Counselling from Edith Cowan University will set you on the path to a career as a professional counsellor.
This comprehensive course provides an essential introduction to the practice of counselling. Through your core units, you'll cover all the key theoretical knowledge counsellors need, and begin developing your foundation of therapeutic skills through self-reflective clinical practice. You can then choose to hone your specific career path by specialising in a major: Family and Child Support or Professional Youth Work.
With the option to study on-campus at Joondalup, Perth OR entirely online, this flexible course can be completed in three years of full-time study or six years part-time. You'll graduate ready to take on entry-level roles that involve counselling aspects or pursue further study to become a fully-fledged counsellor. Whatever path you choose, you can be sure you are making a positive impact on the world as you help and support people in need.
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent. If none of the above applies to you, but you have work and life experience, you may be eligible to apply via ECU's Experience-Based Entry Scheme.
Special Admissions Requirements: Please note that one or more of the majors of this course have admission requirements.
In this counselling course, the subjects you may study include:
Family and Child Support major
Professional Youth Work major
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course entirely online.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Counselling from Edith Cowan University.
Graduates are prepared to seek a variety of entry-level human services roles that involve counselling. Graduates may also pursue further study with a Graduate Certificate in Social Science or a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Wondering where a career in counselling could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Bereavement Counsellor, Relationship Counsellor, Family Counsellor, School Counsellor, Rehabilitation Counsellor, Youth Worker, Community or Welfare Worker.
Students may pay for this course upfront or through a government HECS-HELP loan (if eligible).
Scholarships and ECU Student Loans are also available to eligible students.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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