Bachelor of Counselling

Curtin University of Technology

This course provides students with theoretical foundations, beginning therapeutic skills and first self-reflective clinical practice proficiency in counselling.

It gives students the opportunity to learn interpersonal competencies, including communication, interpersonal skills, teamwork, self reflection, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

The course is preparatory for those wishing to pursue postgraduate studies in counselling and psychotherapy.Course Learning Outcomes
Communicate knowledge and ideas demonstrating interpersonal skills and essential counselling skills relevant to an entry level professional helping role.
Demonstrate an awareness of counselling practice that is astute to human diversity in all its forms including issues of power differences.
Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge and skills in the foundations of Counselling.
Demonstrate clear understanding of the importance of a developmental focus and its application to understanding individuals, couples, families and groups at a local and global level.
Demonstrate initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving, and decision-making appropriate to engaging professionally with others in a supportive counselling role.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of sustainability issues and principles and their application to engaging with, maintaining and terminating a professional relationship within an entry level counselling context.
Develop counselling transliteracy including an appreciation of the distinctness of the consulting room context.
Exercise critical thinking and judgment to identify and solve problems as applied to understanding the dynamics and process of individual counselling and psychotherapy. (3)
Integrate entry level counselling knowledge and skills into diverse contexts.
Review, analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate foundation psychodynamic, humanistic and systemic counselling theoretical frameworks.
Use creativity, innovation and the ability to generate ideas to work constructively in a supportive professional role.
Work collaboratively in groups producing quality counselling knowledge.

At a Glance

Course level Undergraduate
CRICOS Code For the course code, kindly refer to the university website.
Institution Name Curtin University of Technology
Campus Location Joondalup
Institution Type University
Course Duration Full Time 3 years Start Semester 1 or 2 Part Time 6 years Start Semester 1 or 2
Course University Curtin University of Technology

About Curtin University of Technology

Curtin is an innovative, global university known for its high-impact research, strong industry partnerships and commitment to preparing students for jobs of the future. Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest international student population.

 

 

  • Who We Are
    Since our inception, we have taken an innovative approach towards teaching and research.Our campuses are vibrant, welcoming spaces that value diversity and difference, emphasise industry connections and practical learning, have a strong commitment to social justice, and foster a forward-thinking culture for our students, staff and the wider community.In line with developments in Perth, we are beginning to transform our main Bentley Campus into a cultural hub where members of the community can live, study, work and socialise together as part of the Greater Curtin project. Our focus is always on delivering excellence and strengthening our position as a leading global university, according to our vision, mission and values.
  • What We Do
    Curtin’s commitment to excellence in teaching and research extends beyond course delivery. We forge significant, mutually-beneficial partnerships with industry and community organisations to share the benefits of our research outcomes and provide students the opportunity to learn in real workplaces.
  • Our Global Focus
    As a leading global university, we strive to research and educate in ways that address international issues and challenges.If you join us as a student or staff member, you can expect to build life skills, join an international community and become part of a forward-thinking culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.Our research has become increasingly prominent on the international stage, which has resulted in us being ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018.Our teaching is delivered to a high standard across all our locations. Our campuses in Australia, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore are viewed as equally important, and we try to emphasise connections and collaborations as much as possible in our daily practices.
  • Sustainability
    To be a truly future-focused university, sustainability has to be at the heart of everything you do. At Curtin, sustainability is one of the pillars of our strategic plan and our commitment to it is evident throughout our teaching, research, buildings and plans for the future.
  • Teaching
    Our sustainability offerings examine policies and practices and address the complexities of the new global sustainable development goals that aim to support people, planet, prosperity and peace.Our sustainability program has a strong emphasis on professional practice. You will apply your skills and knowledge to real-life issues through professional work and community engagement and individual projects provide opportunities for research into real-world issues.
  • Research
    Drawing on expertise in design, construction, management, geography and planning and health, we explore and solve issues of sustainability as it applies to corporate responsibility, the natural and built environment, transport, energy usage and more through collaborative research projects.
  • Visit Curtin
    Over the years, Curtin’s physical expansion has mirrored its forward-looking nature and responsiveness to the changing needs of its students, partners and the broader communities it serves.Curtin is now a global university with campuses in Australia, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as partnerships with more than 130 institutions worldwide.
  • Policy & Governance
    John Curtin was a leader who believed that a great university should ‘look ever forward’. Our policy and governance frameworks have been developed to ensure we honour this ideal.
  • Jobs at Curtin
    Joining Curtin as an academic or professional staff member will give you the opportunity to carve a rewarding career in a highly flexible and friendly environment.

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