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A career in counselling is a rewarding experience, where your therapeutic skills and knowledge can assist people to make life-enhancing emotional, mental and lifestyle changes. We will prepare you for the growing need for counsellors in our society, so you have the right skills to assist people to better their lives. At UniSQ, counselling can be taken as a major within psychology, human services, and science degrees, or studied within a dedicated counselling postgraduate qualification.  

Gain the necessary skills to prepare you for a rewarding career in counselling, offering essential services to those in need. With us, you’ll be able to benefit from our flexible study options and study counselling online or on campus. Whether you’re looking for a Bachelor’s degree, a Masters, a PhD, a Graduate Certificate or even a Graduate Diploma, there’s no better place to study counselling in Australia than UniSQ.

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Caitlin

Postgraduate Science
Currently studying her Master of Science, Bundjalung woman Caitlin Easton is gaining valuable experience working for a non-profit organisation. During her degree, she focused on Indigenous mental health; an area of health that she has become incredibly passionate about.
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What will I learn in a counselling degree in Australia?

What you learn in a counselling degree will vary depending on the the degree and specialisation you choose to study.

At UniSQ, you’ll learn the fundamental theories and principles of counselling to support people with their mental health. With a focus on practical learning, these skills will equip you with the knowledge and insights you need to provide direction to individuals and families navigating difficulties with relationships, careers or personal set-backs.

How long does a counselling degree take at UniSQ?
A standard Bachelor’s degree in counselling will take three years of full-time study to complete. Some students choose to study part-time which increases the time it takes to finish the required courses. 
What are the pathways to entry?
We understand that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to entering your degree of choice. That’s why we have various pathways available to study at UniSQ. Whether you’ve just graduated high school, finished your studies a while ago, or have other qualifications such as VET or TAFE, we can help you choose the right path to your future career. Browse through our pathway programs to find out more today.  
What are my career prospects with a counselling degree?

Studying counselling in Australia with UniSQ gives you the opportunity to learn in a supportive and collaborative environment. You’ll be able to undertake both an undergraduate and postgraduate counselling degree online or on-campus.

A counselling degree from UniSQ will open many career paths in nursing, psychology, welfare, human services, allied health practices, government, and many more. Your roles could include:  

  • Development and welfare worker
  • Child safety officer
  • Case manager
  • Project officer
  • Private practitioner.
Why study counselling with UniSQ?
When you study counselling at UniSQ, you’ll be part of a supportive educational environment that encourages intellectual curiosity. Our lecturers are experts in their chosen field, using professional networks and the university’s facilities to develop and teach industry-relevant courses. Depending on your degree, you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to choose your study mode. With easily accessible campuses, you can study counselling courses in Toowoomba, Springfield, Ipswich or online. The choice is up to you! 

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