Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching)

Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Study mode: Flexbile
Payment options: FEE-HELP, Youth Allowance, Austudy/Abstudy
Duration: 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Australian College of Applied Psychology

About this course

The Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching) program offered through SEEK Learning will give you foundational knowledge and skills in counselling, coaching and applied positive psychology. Studying this accredited course you will learn about organisational behaviour, social policy, applied social research, conflict management and cultural diversity.

You will also be required to undertake work placement to give your skills and training a professional edge.


Applicants must havce a minimum UAI/ENTER/TER of 65, OP 14 or equivalent, or be over 21 years of age.

Areas of study

In this bachelor degree program, you will study:

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Introduction to contemporary society
  • Counselling skills 1
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Counselling skills 2
  • Introduction to psychology
  • Social analysis
  • Conflict management
  • Approaches to cultural diversity
  • Social policy
  • Developmental psychology
  • Specialisation module I – Foundations of positive psychology
  • Applied social research
  • Specialisation module II – Applied positive psychology
  • Developing professional practice
  • Groupwork theory and practice
  • Social, legal and ethical issues
  • Professional practice
  • Specialisation module II – Coaching theory and practice
  • Contemporary social Issues
  • The reflective practitioner

You will also be required to study two electives as a part of this course.

Work placement

This coaching course includes 250 hours of supervised work placement, where you can put theory into practice and gain valuable work experience.

Shorter programs

If you leave the course after the second year, you may be eligible for the Associate Degree of Applied Social Science qualification.

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How will this course advance my career?

Upon completion of this bachelor degree program you will have specialised skills and training to pursue a career in a range of fields such as personal and life coaching, executive coaching or performance coaching. You will have the education and training to qualify for positions such as community development coach, career guidance coach, fitness, health and wellness coach or management coach.

How else will I benefit from this course?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching).
  • Available to study online, by correspondence or on campus in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
  • Studying online/by correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Includes 250 hours of supervised work placement where you can gain valuable work experience.
  • Course materials provided.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are an Australian resident and full-time student over 25 years of age, you may qualify to receive Austudy/Abstudy or Youth Allowance. To find out if you are eligible for financial assistance fill out an enquiry form below.

Student support

You will have access to a wide range of student support options, including the Student Resource Centre and student support counsellors as well as professional lecturers with extensive knowledge and skills in their field. The Student Placement Coordinator will help you organise a suitable work placement position.

If you study online/by correspondence you will also have assistance from a dedicated support person by phone or email.

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Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,126 (2015-16 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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