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From trauma and addiction counselling to counselling couples and families and addressing issues of grief and loss, today…
Entry Requirements
Academic requirements for this program are outlined below.  In addition, to be eligible for admission, all applicants need to satisfy minimum requirements outlined at admission requirements. These include those relating to age and English Language Proficiency.  We also consider your application more broadly – your non-academic achievements (such as any previous leadership roles, volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement) as well as personal qualities - your aspirations and interests and your capacity to complete your chosen program.Applicants will also be required to demonstrate a suitable degree of mature life experience , including self-awareness, a capacity to relate to others and an understanding of ethical behaviour. Admission requires a selection interview with a member of the Counselling staff. At the interview the applicant will be required to demonstrate a suitable degree of mature life experience as defined by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). Successful applicants will be required to provide a current National Police Clearance.Applicants with recent Secondary Education:Indicative ATAR of 70 with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) ORMinimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24Applicants with Higher Education StudyOther university studies completed at undergraduate level or higher, a minimum of 4 successfully completed subjects; ORSuccessful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Pathway Program.Applicants who have successfully completed subjects at another University, which are relevant to the selected program of study, may be eligible for Advanced Standing.Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) studyCompleted AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).Applicants with Work and Life ExperienceApplicants who left secondary education more than two years previously and who have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then, but with relevant work and life experience. Such experience may include, but is not limited to:STAT scores of at least 135 in the Multiple Choice section and 140 in the Written English section are required ORMature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE or HSC exams with a resulting ATAR of 70 or above ORWestern Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent results if these have been completed within the last 5 years.
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
ATAR
70
Graduate Satisfaction
86.70%
Graduates will gain skills in providing professional counselling to assist others in resolving personal or professional …
Entry Requirements
14 Overall position (OP) 2019 68 Rank 2019 (more) OR VET qualification Certificate III
Intake Months
Mar, Aug, Nov
Duration
3 - 6 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Tuition Fees
$6,566 per year / $19,698 total
ATAR
65
Graduate Satisfaction
86.90%
Help people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Intake Months
Mar, Sep
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
81.40%
From alcohol and substance dependency to trauma counselling, today’s counsellor must deal with a very wide range of issu…
Entry Requirements
Academic requirements for this program are outlined below.  In addition, to be eligible for admission, all applicants need to satisfy minimum requirements outlined at admission requirements. These include those relating to age and English Language Proficiency.  We also consider your application more broadly – your non-academic achievements (such as any previous leadership roles, volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement) as well as personal qualities - your aspirations and interests and your capacity to complete your chosen program.Applicants with recent Secondary EducationHSC Performance Band Results with a Band 4 in English, a minimum average of Bands 4s and an overall minimum average HSC mark of 70% in HSC Category A Courses (or Interstate equivalent). Applicants must be eligible for an ATAR or OP; orMinimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24.Applicants with Higher Education StudyOther University Studies completed at undergraduate level or higher. A minimum number of 2 successfully completed subjects; orSuccessful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Pathway Program or of another Enabling Program at a level deemed sufficient by the University.Applicants who have successfully completed subjects at another University, which are relevant to the selected program of study, may be eligible for Advanced Standing.Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) studyCompleted AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)Applicants with Work and Life ExperienceApplicants with relevant work and life experience who left secondary education more than two years ago and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then may seek admission on the basis of:Their experience. ‘Experience’ could include a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as Mature Age entry, relevant professional experience, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study. Evidence must be provided as to the type and duration or employment (minimum of two years) in a relevant industry. The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) may be required.STAT – Scores of 150 in the Multiple Choice and Written English sections are required.Higher School Certificate (HSC) (or equivalent) results if these have been completed within the last 5 years.
Intake Months
Mar, Aug
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
86.70%
Help others improve their wellbeing and create positive change in their lives.
Intake Months
Mar
Duration
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
81.40%
This degree provides a balance of courses in psychology theory, counselling, workplace culture, and staff health and wel…
Entry Requirements

The admission criteria have been grouped to assist you to easily find the information most relevant to your circumstances. However, you may fit into more than one and the university will consider applicants against each of the relevant criteria.

Certain conditions apply. For more information refer to Appendix 4 of the .

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

Recent secondary education
Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent
AND

  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or
  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

Applicants who have not achieved the Selection Rank required for automatic selection may be selected for any remaining places based on the grades of their year 12 subjects.

Recent secondary education ATAR profile

OR
Higher education study

  • Complete or partly complete a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution, or
  • Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at undergraduate level or above

OR
Vocational Education and Training (VET)

  • Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV or above

OR
Work and life experience

  • Qualify for Special Entry, or
  • Complete a UniSA Foundation Studies program or equivalent, or
  • Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

Intake Months
Mar, Aug
Duration
4 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
ATAR
75
Graduate Satisfaction
85.40%

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