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Empowering people to help themselves

Through offering a structured and focused way of addressing problems, counsellors help people to develop their own strategies to overcome obstacles and personal challenges they are facing. A counsellor works with clients to help them develop self-understanding, to make changes in their lives that accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. Counselling can make a real and potentially immediate difference in people’s lives.

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Study Counselling at Griffith

Our Bachelor of Counselling was developed in consultation with industry and professional organisations working on the frontline of counselling services. So that graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills that we know employers are looking for. Counselling subjects are introduced early in the degree, so that you’ll be able to gauge if it’s really for you.

You’ll receive a large amount of hands-on experience, from your 350 hours of on-campus counselling training to when you get to apply that in placement opportunities. This is an excellent degree for those interested in psychology, but who want to start working sooner rather than spend the extra time required to study and eventually practise psychology. It's also ideal for those not wanting to undergo advanced studies in research and statistics. Students can start in any trimester (3 entry points) and spread their study load to suit themselves.

Employer Demand

Demand for counsellors and their skills is expected to grow strongly in Australia to November 2019* and the Bachelor of Counselling has been designed with input from frontline counselling agencies, including what they require in graduates.

*Australian Government Job Outlook, March 2016

Lauren Schleger

Griffith rehabilitation counselling graduate

Lauren Schleger grew up in Kingaroy, a small town three hours north of Brisbane, where she heard stories about her mother, Janet, changing lives through her role in child protection.

Those stories inspired Lauren to follow in Janet’s footsteps by studying a Bachelor of Counselling at Griffith University. Lauren says she is driven by a desire to help people live happy and fulfilling lives. It’s why she took on the degree.Griffith has taught me foundational skills that I can build upon in the workforce.

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Lauren Schleger

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Career outcomes

You’ll be qualified to work in areas such as

  • generic counselling
  • family and relationship counselling
  • correctional counselling
  • addiction counselling
  • telephone counselling

You can also pursue further studies or training towards becoming a career counsellor, rehabilitation counsellor, guidance counsellor, and mediator.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December

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