We want to empower you to empower others. So as a psychology or counselling student, you’ll learn from practitioners and clinicians who are actively involved in professional associations and community services. And you’ll benefit from our excellent clinic facilities, where you can complete practicums and casework.
Your time with us is about more than finding a career. It’s also about discovering new places and experiences. As our student, you can complete part of your degree overseas, and you’ll also get access to a range of international community engagement projects.
Your career in psychology or counselling can follow many paths. You can work in child welfare or adolescent counselling, community work or health, education, corrective services, family or child services, transcultural and refugee agencies, and so much more.
Explore the range of courses that we offer at acu.edu.au/courses. If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, don’t panic. There are various ways to get into ACU. Explore our pathways to get started.
Associate Professor Leah Brennan specialises in the application of psychology approaches to understanding and treating eating, weight and body image concerns. She is particularly interested in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based interventions for the treatment in these areas.
Associate Professor Brennan works closely with a range of hospital, community and private treatment services to maximise the impact of her research.
“My passion is helping people in diverse communities to get better access to health care, particularly for mental health.
If you have a healthy mind and a healthy perception you are more likely to achieve your goals. I believe it’s all about mental state. ACU helped me achieve the right mindset to finish my studies, so now I can facilitate a similar mindset with people I work with.”
Books, fees, living expenses — costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals.
Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships to commencing and continuing students recognising everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.
If you regularly volunteer in your community — through your school, workplace, community organisation, or cultural or religious group — you could be eligible for our Early Achievers’ Program. If successful, you’ll receive an offer as early as August, and benefit from opportunities to enhance your leadership and volunteering skills while studying with us.