Bachelor of Counselling / Bachelor of Human Services - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Counselling / Bachelor of Human Services

Help others improve their wellbeing and create positive change in their lives.

In everyday life, the challenges people face are shaped by the society around us, as well as the internal factors that influence individual behaviour and personality. Through integrated studies in the fields of human services and counselling, this program equips you with the skills and knowledge to understand the causes of personal and social problems, and to create positive change in people’s lives.

Semester 1
Program length (full-time)
4 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • ^First and Second year courses available from 2022
Study location QTAC code
  • Moreton Bay ^ 014371
Refer to the program footnotes
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 55.00 Rank - 55
USC program code
Semester 1
4 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
Completion of Year 12 or equivalent; English (Units 3 and 4, C)
Other requirements
Proficiency in the English language is required for entry to all programs and courses and any international or domestic applicant from a non-English speaking background must satisfy the University's standard and program specific English language requirements.
Total courses
Total units
  • ^First and Second year courses available from 2022
  • Learn about the nature of contemporary Australian society, including social welfare, community development, social justice, cultural diversity and mental health
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of contemporary human services practice, including its grounding in critical, anti-oppressive and ethical approaches to practice with individuals, families, groups and communities
  • Develop a thorough understanding of counselling theories and skills, and how to use them in diverse and multicultural workplaces and communities
  • Build skills in cognitive behaviour therapy, personal and relational empathy, positive psychology, family counselling and responding to crisis, trauma and loss
  • Complete two 250-hour professional placements in human services agencies, working with multidisciplinary teams across a range of counselling and other roles
Career opportunities

A wide range of government and non-government human services including community health, telephone counselling, working with individuals, families and groups, disability support, government departments, youth work, welfare work, child protection, corrections, aged services, community development, mental health, administration of counselling services, community corrections and justice, and more.


This program is designed to meet the national accreditation requirements for the Australian Counselling Association (ACA); and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).

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