Bachelor Policies & Dates

Semester 1, 2016

Semester Commences: 7th March 2016

Census Date: 29th March 2016

Residential School Period: 30th May – 17th June 2016

 

Semester 2, 2016

Semester Commences: 18th July 2016

Census Date: 8th August 2016

Residential School Period: 10th October – 28th October 2016

 

Semester 3, 2016

Semester Commences: 7th November 2016

Census Date: 28th November 2016

Residential School Period: 6th February – 17th February 2017

 

Semester 1, 2017

Semester Commences: 6th March 2017

Census Date: 24th March 2017

Residential School: 29th May – 9th June 2017

 

Semester 2, 2017

Semester Commences: 10th July 2017

Census Date: 28th July 2016

Residential School: 2nd October – 13th October 2017

 

Semester 3, 2017

Semester Commences: 6th November 2017

Census Date: 24th November 2017

Residential School: 29th January – 9th February 2018

 

NOTE: Semester 3 only relates to the Bachelor of Counselling (including General CORE and COU subjects) as well as the Master of Counselling.

2016 Course Fees

 

Course Duration Number of Subjects Tuition Fee per Subject Total Course Cost
Bachelor of Counselling 3 years F/T or P/T equivalent 22 subjects $1,950 each for 20 subjects and $2,145 each for 2 PSY subjects $43,290
Graduate Diploma of Psychology 1 year F/T or P/T equivalent 7 subjects $1,950 for 1 subject, $3,550 each for 4 subjects and $4,050 each for 2 subjects $24,250
Master of Counselling 2 years F/T or P/T equivalent 14 subjects $2,500 each for 14 subjects $35,000

 

2017 Course Fees

 

Course Duration Number of Subjects Tuition Fee per Subject Total Course Cost
Bachelor of Counselling 3 years F/T or P/T equivalent 22 subjects $2,050 each for 20 CORE & COU subjects and $2,050 each for 2 PSY subjects $45,100
Master of Counselling 2 years F/T or P/T equivalent 14 subjects $2,500 each for 14 subjects $35,000

 

Payment of Fees

 

Each semester, the subject fee is paid for each subject in which the student is enrolled. Students are able to either pay their own fees for each subject in which they are enrolled or choose to pay the subject fees using FEE-HELP (if eligible). Students can also choose to pay a portion of their subject fees themselves and the remaining portion using FEE-HELP (if eligible). Please note that the above subject fees are current for this calendar year and are reviewed and changed at the Institute's discretion for future semesters.

 

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students to pay their tuition (subject) fees. You can find out more about Fee Help from the following publication: Fee Help Information – 2016. The Request for FEE-HELP Assistance form to apply for FEE-HELP will be provided to you upon being offered a place in the course or, for current students, with your semester enrolment information.

 

If paying their own fees, students provide credit card details on the Semester Enrolment Form or pay their fees by cheque or money order. Subject fees are due within 14 days of the semester commencing and an invoice/receipt is issued to the student.

 

Additional and Non-Tuition Costs

 

The following additional and/or non-tuition costs apply:

 

Textbooks and Software

 

Please refer to the following textbook lists for the current prices of textbooks and software available for purchase through the Institute. Students are able to source textbooks and software from other suppliers if they choose.

 

Subject Study Guides

 

Students have the option of purchasing a printed copy of the Subject Study Guide for subjects in which they are enrolled for $50/guide. This is optional as all students have access to the electronic copy on the Higher Education Learning Portal free of charge.

 

Residential Schools

 

The courses include students attending compulsory Residential Schools for some subjects. Students are required to meet personal expenses such as travel, accommodation and meals. Travel includes travel costs to and from the Residential School location where the Residential School is held and travel to and from the Institute's premises each day.

When attending a residential in a city in which you do not live you should allow approximately $300 per day for accommodation, meals and incidentals. This daily allocation has been determined by the ATO's recommended allowance rates for Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney available at: http://law.ato.gov.au/atolaw/. You should also add the costs of return airfares, or costs for another mode of travel, from your place of residence to the Residential School location.

 

Library

 

External students borrowing hard copy library resources will need to pay for postage to return the borrowed item/s to the Institute at Locked Bag 15, Fortitude Valley 4006. Please refer to the Australia Post postage calculator for current indicative pricing: http://auspost.com.au/apps/postage-calculator.html.

For students living overseas, please check postage costs with your chosen postal or courier service. Overdue items are charged at $1- per day until the item is returned.

 

Bachelor of Counselling

 

Subject Number Subject Subject Price EFTSL Pre-requisite Subjects
First Year

CORE101

Scholarship: Academic Writing and Presenting

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

Nil

CORE102

Communication Skills: Professional Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

Nil

COU101

Introduction to Counselling

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

Nil

COU102

Theoretical Foundations of Counselling

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

Nil

CORE103

Group Work, Team Dynamics and Leadership

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

CORE101

CORE104

Social Frameworks

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

CORE101

COU103

The Counselling Process

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

Nil

COU104

Micro counselling skills

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

Nil

Second Year

PSY201

Developmental Psychology I: Childhood and Adolescence

(2016) $2,145
(2017) $2,050

0.125

CORE101

COU202

Counselling and Diversity

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

Nil

COU203

Counselling Therapies I

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

COU102, COU104

COU204

Ethics, Law and Counselling

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

Nil

PSY204

Developmental Psychology II: Adulthood and Aging

(2016) $2,145
(2017) $2,050

0.125

PSY201

COU205

Reflective Counselling Practice

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

Nil

COU206

Counselling Therapies II

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

COU102, COU104

COU207

Couples and Family Counselling

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

COU104

Third Year

COU302

Grief Counselling

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

COU104

COU303

Working with Children and Adolescents

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

COU103, COU104, PSY201

COU304

Counselling Practicum I

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.25

COU104, COU203, COU204, COU205, COU206

COU305

Research Methods

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

CORE101

COU306

Counselling and Mental Health

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.125

PSY201, PSY204, COU204

COU307

Counselling Practicum II

(2016) $1,950
(2017) $2,050

0.25

COU304

 

Master of Counselling

 

Subject Number Subject Subject Price EFTSL Pre-requisite Subjects

First Year

MC01

Introduction to Counselling

$2,500

0.125

Nil

MC02

Counselling Process

$2,500

0.125

Nil

MC03

Counselling Skills

$2,500

0.125

Nil

MC04

Ethics & Reflective Practice

$2,500

0.125

Nil

MC05

Counselling & Human Development

$2,500

0.125

Nil

MC06

Cognitive Behavioural Approaches

$2,500

0.125

MC02, MC03

MC07

Collaborative & Competency Based Approaches

$2,500

0.125

MC02, MC03

MC08

Assessment & Case Conceptualisation

$2,500

0.125

MC04, MC05

Second Year

MC09

Research Methods in Counselling

$2,500

0.25

Nil

MC10

Counselling Placement and Capstone Project

$2,500

0.25

MC07, MC08

Choose 4 of the following electives

MC11

Counselling Intervention for Crisis & Trauma

$2,500

0.125

MC02, MC03

MC12

Counselling for Families & Couples

$2,500

0.125

MC02, MC03

MC13

Counselling Children & Adolescents

$2,500

0.125

MC02, MC03

MC14

Counselling for Alcohol & Other Drugs

$2,500

0.125

MC02, MC03

MC15

Counselling for Loss and Grief

$2,500

0.125

MC02, MC03

 

BACHELOR OF COUNSELLING

 

Articulation into the Bachelor of Counselling

 

Prospective students with the Diploma of Counselling qualification (CHC51708 or CHC51712) issued by a Registered Training Organisation will satisfy the educational entry requirements for entry into the Institute’s Bachelor of Counselling and will receive credit for the following subjects:

 

COU101 - Introduction to Counselling

COU102 - Theoretical Foundations of Counselling

COU103 - The Counselling Process

COU104 - Micro Counselling Skills

COU202 - Counselling and Diversity

COU203 - Counselling Therapies I

 

Students Articulating from AIPC’s Previous Diploma of Professional Counselling

 

Student progressing into the Bachelor of Counselling from the Diploma of Professional Counselling (AIPCND to DPCC curricula) will automatically receive credit for the following subjects:

 

COU101 - Introduction to Counselling

COU102 - Theoretical Foundations of Counselling

COU103 - The Counselling Process

COU104 - Micro Counselling Skills

COU202 - Counselling and Diversity

COU203 - Counselling Therapies I

 

Articulation from the Bachelor of Counselling

 

Graduates of the Institute’s Bachelor of Counselling satisfy the educational entry requirements for entry into the following graduate programs:

 

Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors

  • Vocational Graduate Diploma of Counselling

Victoria University

  • Master of Counselling
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Counselling

University of Sunshine Coast

  • Master of Counselling

Students Articulating from AIPC’s Previous Diploma of Professional Counselling

 

Student progressing into the Bachelor of Counselling from the Diploma of Professional Counselling (AIPCND to DPCC curricula) will automatically receive credit for the following subjects:

 

COU101 - Introduction to Counselling

COU102 - Theoretical Foundations of Counselling

COU103 - The Counselling Process

COU104 - Micro Counselling Skills

COU202 - Counselling and Diversity

COU203 - Counselling Therapies I

 

MASTER OF COUNSELLING

 

Articulation into the Master of Counselling

 

Prospective students with Bachelor-level qualifications from any other Higher Education Provider satisfy the educational entry requirements for entry into the Institute’s Master of Counselling.

 

Articulation from the Master of Counselling

 

Prospective students with a Bachelor of Counselling or an undergraduate degree with a Counselling Major (ie, 8 subjects in Counselling) completed with  a Higher Education Provider satisfy the educational entry requirements for entry into the Institute’s Master of Counselling and can apply for credit for up to four subjects as per the Applying for Recognition of Prior Learning outlined above.

 

BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE (HONOURS) AND GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF PSYCHOLOGY


Articulation into the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and Graduate Diploma of Psychology

 

Prospective students with an APAC-accredited sequence of Psychology subjects within the last 10 years meeting the minimum educational entry requirements are eligible for entry into the Institute’s Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) or the Graduate Diploma of Psychology.

 

Articulation from the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and Graduate Diploma of Psychology

 

Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and Graduate Diploma of Psychology satisfy the educational entry requirements of APAC-approved postgraduate Psychology programs offered by other Higher Education Providers (subject to meeting GPA and any other entry requirements).

 

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