Study Counselling

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Empower change and build hope

Step into a career where support and care make a lasting impact on the lives of others.

Southern Cross University's Bachelor of Counselling equips you with the knowledge and skills to be a compassionate and effective counsellor.

You will gain a solid foundation in psychology, assessment and intervention techniques, counselling theory and practice – all crucial for success in the field. And by learning under the Southern Cross Model, you can focus your study, achieve milestones more quickly and have a clearer vision of your career path.

Through extensive placement experiences, you'll hone your counselling skills in real-world settings, gaining invaluable practical experience. You'll be guided by our passionate faculty, renowned researchers and thought leaders in social work, psychology, and community welfare. Gain invaluable insights and benefit from their expertise as you delve into the world of professional counselling.

This degree opens doors to a wide range of counselling specialisations and career paths, allowing you to tailor your impact to what interests you most. Study our Bachelor of Counselling and discover how you can make a lasting difference in the lives of others.

Dr Christian Swann

“We have the opportunity to improve the mental health of our communities and make them better places to live.”

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Open Day at Southern Cross University is a perfect opportunity to discover which courses spark your interest and the campus or study mode that works best for you.

  • Northern Rivers, Sunday 4 August
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Why choose Counselling with Southern Cross?

Connections and experience before graduation

Build your knowledge in practical, clinical settings through our extensive partner and placement network

No.1 in Australia for full-time employment

We're rated No.1 in Australia for full-time employment in Health Services and Support

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Learn amongst natural wonders

Study surrounded by natural beauty from world-class surf breaks to heritage-listed rainforests at our three main campuses.

A better way to learn

We’re always looking for a better way to do things. That’s why we’re delivering our courses in six-week terms.

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