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Bachelor of Psychology and Counselling

Course code W65New in 2020

This course provides students with introductory counselling skills to complement their knowledge of the discipline of psychology.

It prepares students for working in a counselling role, or for further postgraduate studies in psychology and counselling. The course equips students with skills in analysing, researching behaviour and explaining interactions between people and their environment.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

W65

Fees

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

W65

CRICOS code

0100521

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1101Introduction to Psychology15
PSY1115Psychology of Motivation and Emotion15
COU1101Dynamic Models of Counselling15
COU1201Therapeutic Practice with Families and Couples15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1210Biopsychology, Sensation and Perception15
PSY1204Social Determinants of Behaviour15
COU1102Self Development 115
COU1212Culture and Diversity in Therapeutic Practice15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2102Fundamentals of Psychological Inquiry15
PSY2105Psychology of Personality and Individual Differences15
COU2102Therapeutic Practice with Children and Adolescents15
COU3101Humanistic Models of Counselling15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2231Developmental Psychology15
PSY2204Learning, Memory and Cognition15
COU2101Therapeutic Practice with Older Adults15
COU3106Skills Training in Humanistic Counselling15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3105Advanced Methods of Psychological Inquiry15
PSY3343Abnormal Psychology15
COU3102Self Development 215
COU3201Contemporary Challenges in Therapeutic Practice15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3217Cultural Issues in Psychology15
PSY3225Applications of Psychological Literacy15
COU3105Psychodynamic Concepts into Practice15
COU3202Sexuality and Therapeutic Practice15

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and technical psychology and counselling situations.
  2. Communicate psychology and counselling knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  3. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  4. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and scholarship.
  5. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate psychology and counselling relevant solutions and responses.
  6. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise/synthesise complex psychology and counselling knowledge and problems.
  7. Use digital technologies and psychology and counselling related literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate psychology and counselling methods.

Fees and Scholarships

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Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities include counselling, human resources management, criminal justice, education, rehabilitation, business, mental health, and the administration and provision of social services, and performing in any job or role that involves understanding and guiding human behaviour, showing empathy and compassion, and displaying skills such as the ability to evaluate the needs of a client, write formal reports, and keep accurate and organised records; in particular, this double major of psychology and counselling prepares students for work in a counselling role, or for further postgraduate studies in psychology and counselling.

Possible future job titles

Counsellor, Public Sector Worker, Government Agency Worker, Market Researcher, Children and Family Service Provider, Marketer, Human Resource Worker, Statistician, Mental Health Services Worker, Financial Service Worker

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