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The Diploma of Counselling is a Christian counselling course designed to equip students with foundational knowledge and core counselling skills that can be applied to various professional and pastoral counselling contexts.
The course is underpinned by a Christian worldview that understands humans as created in the image of God. Thus, relational at the core of their being and intrinsically valuable. Students will learn a holistic counselling framework that reflects on the client’s history and current circumstances and on all core aspects of human functioning: relational, physical, emotional, volitional, rational, and spiritual.
1 year full-time or
All applicants who endeavour to submit an application must meet the general admission requirements.
All domestic candidates must be Christian and 17 years old or older.
Applicants must confess their faith in Christ under the PBC Statement of Faith, be involved regularly in a local church, demonstrate a desire to be involved in church ministry, demonstrate the physical and psychological capacity for studying in a tertiary institution, agree to abide by PBC policies and procedures and agree to abide by the Student Code of Conduct.
Before applying, please ensure you have:
All students will also be required to demonstrate English Proficiency, which is equivalent to an academic IELTS band of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each subset. This can be demonstrated by:
In addition to demonstrating English Proficiency, students must either:
When you have all the required supporting information for your application, please apply online here.
‘This course is not available for Overseas Students’
One-year full-time or a maximum 8-trimester part-time course that consists of 24 credit points (cps), or eight units.
The course can be taken through full-time, part-time, face-to-face on-site, synchronous online, asynchronous (online), flexible learning (augmented/blended), or intensive modes.
All domestic students must be 17 years old or above to enrol, while all overseas students must be 18 years old or above to enrol.
The Diploma of Counselling has six compulsory core units and two elective units.
The Dean of Students and the Dean of Studies will arrange enrolment appointment days for enrolling new and returning students. These meetings will allow students to receive advice on which units to enrol in, ensuring they will meet the requirements of their course.
Enrolment forms must be completed before attending lectures for that semester. All enrolments must be finalised by the census date. Students cannot add new units or transfer between units after the census date.
Students may apply to change their course enrolment at the beginning of a new semester up until the census date.
Students must complete an Application for Change of Enrolment form to make such an application. Students must meet the requirements outlined in the Course Articulation and Change of Course Policy to qualify to change course enrolment.
PBC’s most current fee structure can be found on the Course Fees page.
Please carefully read the academic requirements as listed on the award that you are interested in pursuing.
Student support is an important aspect at PBC.
We take our students’ success in their studies seriously and understand that good student support requires a holistic approach. As a result of our commitment to our students, we have consistently been ranked above 90% for the student support aspect in the national Student Experience Survey facilitated by the QILT team.
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PBC does not discriminate in the admission and access to its programs and activities based on disability, age, sex, race, colour or national or ethnic origin.