The Bachelor of Counselling program at Notre Dame, unique to Western Australia, is a three year integrated and organised program of instruction which focuses on the development of the human person through the lifespan. There is an intentional weaving of the developmental, psychosocial, personal and spiritual aspects of living. Students gain an understanding of counselling theories and are encouraged to explore life stages and transitions, in order to develop deeper understanding and skills in their counselling practice.

Course Fee:

Australian: $50,214
International: $89,700

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; admissions interview; mature age applicants should achieve completion of a pre-university course at an approved college/TAFE, or a satisfactory result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Structure:

24 courses (units); 8 per year including 4 core units: Communications; Philosophy; Theology; and Ethics. 120 hours of supervised practice.

Subjects you can Study:

Counselling

Study Pathways:

Applicants may consider a Notre Dame Australia enabling program as an entry pathway. The School of Arts and Sciences offers a vertical degree allows you to study undergraduate and postgraduate consecutively, which reduces the overall duration of these programs. Students completing a Bachelor of Counselling can choose to opt in to the vertical double degree any time before their third year.

Recognition:

Psychology and Counselling Federation of Australia

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 01032F

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Fremantle No info Yes Full time 3 years
Fremantle No info Yes Part time 6 years

Introduction

The University of Notre Dame Australia empowers you with the fundamentals of critical thinking in a unique approach to higher education. Critical thinking is embedded in every one of our degrees, teaching you to think about and question everything and take on new ideas to enrich your decisions within and beyond your future career.

Why study with us

Notre Dame is consistently judged a top performer among all universities in Australia.

The Australian Government’s latest Student Experience Survey (SES) rates Notre Dame first in Western Australia and New South Wales for Skills Development and Learner Engagement.

The latest Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) rated the university well above the national average for Overall Satisfaction, Teaching Scale, Skills Scale, Full-time Employment, Overall Employment and Median Salary. In the latest Employers Satisfaction Survey (ESS) – which asks business and industry to have its say on the quality of graduates – Notre Dame graduates topped both WA and NSW for Employability and Adaptability.

Pastoral care is at the heart of the university’s ethos – small class sizes, one-on-one contact with academic staff, athletic and mentoring programs and counselling support. Fremantle’s CareerHub and Sydney’s Beyond the Books program provide access to career, course and work-experience guidance, career prospects and directs links to employers. Tailored support programs are provided for international, interstate and regional students.

Facilities & Services

A national Catholic University with more than 10,000 students, Notre Dame has campuses in Fremantle and Broome in WA, in Sydney, NSW and seven rural medical schools in NSW and Victoria. Our Fremantle campus is located in beautifully restored historic buildings in the beachside city, 20 minutes south of Perth. Fremantle reflects the ambience of the great European universities with leafy courtyards and cafes all forming part of the quintessential university town experience for nearly 7,000 students. Fremantle facilities include a state-of-the-art student gym and our newly renovated student hub, Prindiville Hall, offers great chill-out spaces, ping-pong and pool tables, our own NDA store and ample area for a wide variety of events held throughout the year.

Located in the vibrant heart of Sydney, our Broadway and Darlinghurst sites host more than 4,000 students. Our Broadway site, located in Sydney’s bustling inner-city university precinct, provides a welcoming social hub just walking distance from the city’s CBD and Central Station. Home to most of our schools, the Broadway site has 13 buildings located throughout the suburb of Chippendale to accommodate our growing student population. Medicine and nursing students learn in state-of-the-art facilities including simulated wards and consultation suites at our Darlinghurst site – just a stone’s throw from one of the country’s top medical facilities, St Vincent’s Hospital, public transport hubs and the iconic Darling Harbour. 

Our vibrant student communities have more than two dozen student-run special interest organisations and sporting clubs including politics, medicine, education, business, social justice, rural health, indoor volleyball and soccer, basketball, touch football and badminton.

Admission & Selection

Notre Dame’s personalised approach to admissions looks beyond ATAR scores. Personal qualities, motivation to study, academic potential and contribution to school, work experience and community are also taken into account. A discussion with an academic staff member gives students the opportunity to fully explore their study options, career goals and passions.

Study options 

A broad range of degrees are offered in the following schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery, Philosophy & Theology and Physiotherapy.

 

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