Counselling Pathway

International students wishing to study the Counselling Pathway must enter at Certificate IV level.  At this level of study it is expected that you study for a minimum of 20 hours of study per week (15 hours face to face classroom based study, two days attendance from 9:00am to 5:00pm and 5 hours self-paced study) including, but not limited to homework, assessment tasks, individual research and online activities.

Entry Requirements:

There are no AQF Pre Requisites for this qualification.

AGB Training requires the applicant to successfully complete

  • Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
  • Pre-Training Review
  • Enrolment Application Form

Students are required to have a minimum Year 10 English score or for international students a minimum 5.5 International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score.  Student must be 18 years or over.

Counselling Pathway Fees and Charges

Fees and Charges Certificate IV Community Services Diploma of Counselling Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
Duration* 36-49 weeks 48-61 weeks 38-51 weeks
Application Fee ** $ 100 $ 100 $ 100
Amenities Fee ** $ 200 $ 200 $ 200
Administration Fee $ 500 $ 500 $ 500
Tuition Fee $ 4,000 $ 5,000 $ 5,000
Resources Fee $ 200 $ 200 $ 200
Total Fees $ 5,000 $ 6,000 $ 6,000

* Total Pathway Duration 122 weeks, duration including holidays 161 weeks

Upon successful completion, students will have gained the knowledge and skills required to apply for further studies in either CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management, or pathway to second year entry into Charles Sturt University’s undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Social Work, via online studies or in Australia on campus at Wagga Wagga or Port Macquarie, NSW. For further details and entry requirements to the university pathway, please refer to the website:

(CRICOS 00005F)


Counselling Pathway
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