Diploma of Counselling


If you have a completed Diploma of Counselling [CHC51712] and [CHC51015] from one of the below providers* you will receive guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Science and be eligible for up to 80 credit points(cps) to be applied to your University record. Please visit the Claim your Credit(opens in a new window) page for instructions on how to do this.

Pathway details for the Diploma of Counselling
Pathway CodeDegreeCredit grantedCredit details
13L0132
(CHC51712) 

17L0211 
(CHC51015) 
Bachelor of Social Work 166680cps guaranteed
(240cps remain)

Pathway to BSW credit details

13L0131
(CHC51712)

17L0213
(CHC51015)
Majors other than M1079

18L0070
(CHC51015)
Major M1079
Bachelor of Social Science 166780cps guaranteed
(160cps remain)
Pathway to BSocSc credit details
21L0146 (CHC51015)Bachelor of Business 278680cps guaranteed
(160cps remain)
80cps - unspecified electives
22L0132
(CHC51015)
Bachelor of Science 3754 (any major except Environmental Health)70cps guaranteed70cps - unspecified electives
22L0133
(CHC51015)
Bachelor of Science 3754 (Environmental Health)40cps guaranteed
30cps negotiable
40cps - unspecified electives
Students can apply for up to an additional
30cps of credit via the Credit for Prior Learning process

    The Bachelor of Business allows you to choose from a number of majors. Remember, if you decide to change your major during your studies, you need to check to see how your credit counts in your new major. If you are unsure about this speak with your Director of Academic Program, their contact information can be accessed from the Handbook.

  • Approved providers* for this pathway are: Australian Careers Business College and TAFENSW.

* If the provider you studied with is not listed here you may instead be eligible for an informal pathway. Please see the How Pathways Work section of our site for further information.

Next steps for current students:

  1. Complete section 1 and 2 of the enrolment process, as detailed on the How do I enrol webpage(opens in a new window)
  2. Claim your Pathways credit online(opens in a new window)
  3. Continue from section 3 of the enrolment process.

If there is no pathway listed from your completed qualification to your chosen degree, please instead lodge an application for Credit for Prior Learning to be assessed for potential credit.

Credit details for the Bachelor of Social Work: (CHC51712 and CHC51015) 

  • 10cps - CULT 1017 Understanding Society
  • 10cps - WELF 1002 Context of Human Services
  • 10cps - HUMN 1041 People, Place and Social Difference
  • 10cps - BEHV 1021 The Individual in Society
  • 10cps - WELF 1003 Human Services Intervention Strategies
  • 10cps - CULT 1022 Working with Cultural Differences
  • 10cps - WELF 2002 Community Work and Development
  • 10cps - WELF 2010 Lifespan Development and the Human Services

Credit details for the Bachelor of Social Science: (CHC51712) 

  • 10cps - CULT 1017 Understanding Society
  • 10cps - BEHV 1021 The Individual in Society
  • 10cps - WELF 2002 Community Work and Development
  • 10cps - HUMN 1041 People, Place and Social Difference
  • 10cps - CULT 1022 Working with Cultural Differences
  • 10cps - WELF 1002 Context of Human Services
  • 10cps - HUMN 1060 Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies
  • 10cps - WELF 1003 Human Services Intervention Strategies

Credit details for the Bachelor of Social Science: (CHC51015)
This pathway applies to students wishing to enrol in a major OTHER than M1079 - Child and Community
17L0213

  • 10cps - CULT 1017 Understanding Society
  • 10cps - BEHV 1021 The Individual in Society
  • 10cps - HUMN 1041 People, Place and Social Difference
  • 10cps - HUMN 1060 Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies
  • 40cps - Unspecified elective (level 1)

Credit details for the Bachelor of Social Science: (CHC51015)
This pathway applies to students wishing to enrol in the major M1079 - Child and Community
18L0070

  • 10cps - CULT 1017 Understanding Society
  • 10cps - BEHV 1021 The Individual in Society
  • 10cps - WELF 2002 Community Work and Development
  • 10cps - HUMN 1041 People, Place and Social Difference
  • 10cps - CULT 1022 Working with Cultural Differences
  • 10cps - WELF 1002 Context of Human Services
  • 10cps - HUMN 1060 Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies
  • 10cps - Unspecified elective (level 1)