Master of Counselling

Bachelor of Counselling

We are excited to announce the Bachelor of Counselling, coming in 2021. More information including how to apply will be added soon!

What is this course about?

The Bachelor of Counselling prepares students to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and significantly enhances their counselling, pastoral and spiritual foundations. Students form a vision of the counsellor that reflects both individual and relational work, supportive and intensive therapies, psychological competence and theological congruence. The course requires a consistent commitment to supervision and personal and professional integration.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Counselling:

  1. have specialised counselling skills to work with clients including those with high and complex needs.

  2. apply client spirituality into the counselling experience from an ethical perspective with a critical understanding of Christian worldviews.

  3. apply theological and professional reflection to organisational practice.

  4. apply innovative professional practice in counselling with diverse people in an unpredictable range of contexts.

  5. apply specialised skills for clients with relationship issues.

Cost of study

The Bachelor of Counselling requires completion of 144 points of study. Fees for 2021 will be available from October 2020.
Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.

Admission dates

Admission dates for 2021 study will be available from October 2020.

Admission criteria

A person may apply to enrol as a candidate for the Bachelor of Counselling if he or she:

  • Is a self-insured, non-student member of a relevant professional body

  • Satisfactorily completes an interview with a designated Course Advisor

  • Has satisfactorily completed an eligible Advanced Diploma in Counselling

For the purposes of admission, eligible Advanced Diplomas in Counselling are:

  1. The Advanced Diploma in Counselling awarded by the University of Divinity

  2. 10487NAT Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)

  3. 80884ACT Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)

Follow on study

The Bachelor of Counselling meets the academic entry requirements for the Master of Counselling Program. Graduates will need to undertake an entry interview to confirm admission into the Master program.

Contact us

Get help with your application

Each of the states has a regional coordinator who will be able to guide you through the application process and track with you during the course of your studies. If you need any help either before, during or after your application, the regional coordinators are there to assist you. The regional coordinators are as follows:

WA & SA - Steve Poisat

QLD & NT - Tracey Milson

NSW - Mellisa Hayde

VIC & TAS - Art Wouters


Stirling Theological College
44-60 Jacksons Road
Mulgrave, VIC, 3170


Monday - Friday
9AM - 5PM


Dr Art Wouters
Dean of Counselling at Stirling Theological College
(03) 9790 1000