Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling

Australian College of Applied Professions

Type of institution: Higher Education Institutions
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01328A

Combined with Counselling, this specialised double major degree will be of benefit to students seeking to work in the broad area of applied psychology. The psychology major provides a comprehensive education in the theories and models underpinning the critical and analytical thinking, research methodology, design and analysis necessary for conducting and evaluating psychological research. The psychology major also introduces students to the applications of psychological theory. The counselling major provides the knowledge, theoretical concepts and best practices pertinent to counselling, specifically in areas relating to theoretical approaches to therapeutic change, clinical skills, approaches to understanding mental health, counselling practice in fields of alcohol and other drug and in grief and trauma. The counselling major complements students' knowledge of psychology and their understanding of behaviour through psychological approaches.


24 units of study.


  • Psychological Science and Counselling

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Cert IV or above
  • Or be aged 21 years and over with a written statement and interview


Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Study pathways

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling, depending on your results, you may be eligible to enter fourth year ACAP psychology programs such as the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), the Graduate Diploma of Psychology, or graduate-entry degrees in areas such as occupational therapy, rehabilitation counselling, community services, and other areas where an undergraduate degree in psychology/counselling is recognised for entry. You will also be eligible to enter Masters level study in counselling.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Adelaide International: $53,760 Yes
Brisbane International: $51,696 Yes
Melbourne International: $53,760 Yes
Sydney International: $53,760 Yes

Fee comments

Campuses: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney.

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