For Future Counsellors
If you're passionate about helping others AC's Social Science courses equip you with the practical and theoretical skills for a successful career in helping people.

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Flexible Online + Campus Modes


Bachelor of Applied Social Science

A broad degree with specialisations in Counselling, Chaplaincy/Pastoral Care, Youth Work, Social Science and Cross Cultural

3 Years Full-time, Part-time Available
Sydney, Online
October & November Intakes
pastor min theo business counselling

Graduate Certificate in Wellbeing Studies

A flexible course that introduces students to key aspects of wellbeing (Emotional, Spiritual, Physical and Behavioural) as well as the social sciences.

6  Months Full-time, Part-time Available
Sydney, Online
October & November Intakes

Graduate Diploma of Counselling

Designed to give students knowledge and practical skills for use in community, youth and other support based work. The units can be used towards Master level counselling training.

1 Year Full-time, Part-time Available
Sydney, Online
October & November Intakes

Master of Counselling

Graduates of this course can qualify as accredited counsellors in a broad range of areas such as schools, youth, health,  migration, refugees, community work, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Graduates can also qualify as Mental Health Practitioners in various sectors and organisations.

2 Years Full-time, Part-time Available
Sydney, Online
October & November Intakes

Why choose Social Science and Counselling at AC?


Endorsement and Accreditation
Our courses are endorsed by Chaplaincy Australia and accredited by the Australian Counselling Association.
Career Opportunities
Prepare for roles in various sectors including schools, hospitals, community work, and policy-making.
Work-Integrated Learning
Gain practical experience through a required 100-hour placement.
Flexible Learning Paths
Choose from a variety of specialisations to tailor your learning experience.
Flexible Study Options Tailored for You

Choose the perfect study mode to suit your lifestyle: online, on-campus, or a hybrid of both. Attend weekly classes in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, or participate in workshops and work placements across Australia. Whether you prefer the convenience of online learning or the hands-on experience of face-to-face sessions, we've got you covered.

Accreditation and Partnerships

With accreditations from respected bodies like the Australian Counselling Association and Christian Counsellors Association Australia we're raising the standard and opportunities in your counselling and social science career.

Ready to empower lives and transform communities?

Our Applied Social Science and Counselling programs provide you with the skills and credentials to become a catalyst for change. This isn't just another degree; it's your gateway to making a tangible difference in people's lives. Don't hesitate—your future clients and communities need you now.

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Student Stories

I wanted to help others and started the same degree at a public university but a lightblub came on when my  lecturer said that our worldview affects everything we do in this job.  At that moment, I realised I needed to find a new place to learn that aligns with my worldview. I found Alphacrucis and I have never looked back.

Abigail Comafay
Bachelor of Applied Social Science

The evidence-based teaching at AC has helped me develop a more intelligent approach when counselling people in sensitive areas such relationship breakdown and addictions. It has really transformed the impact of my ministry.

Brad Middleton
Senior Minister at Churches of Christ WA, AC Master of Counselling Student

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1. 2022 Student Experience Survey result. Bachelor of Education students.

2. 2022 Student Experience Survey.