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Gain the knowledge and skills to register and practice as a professional counsellor
Are you passionate about helping people to overcome the obstacles and personal challenges they are facing? Through a structured way of addressing problems, a professional counsellor can make a real and potentially immediate difference in their clients' lives to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. With our counselling degree, you'll gain theoretical knowledge and applied skills that will prepare you become a registered professional counsellor.
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.
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
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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