ARE YOU CREATED TO BE A COUNSELLOR, A CHAPLAIN OR A COMMUNITY WORKER?
Social support including Chaplaincy and Counselling are an integral part of your community, providing care and support to those in need.
Our Applied Social Science awards offer you a range of practical focus areas including Counselling, Youth Work, Chaplaincy, Case Management, Pastoral Care, Social Welfare and Community Services.
AC has a range of training options, allowing you to tailor your learning to your calling.
“I love getting to equip the next generation of people wanting to work within their community in Social Science related work. I am grateful for the opportunity to come alongside students as they work out how to integrate their faith with their personal and professional development and vocation.”
DR REBECCA LOUNDAR
Director of Social Sciences & Counselling
The brochure contains:
- Inspiration and stories from current students & alumni, and a glimpse at our faculty
- Important info on courses, campuses, scholarships, entry requirements, and employer / industry recognition
What's different about Counselling and the Social Sciences at Alphacrucis?
Hear from lecturer Catrina Henderson and three of our recent Counselling & the Social Sciences graduates about what makes courses at Alphacrucis unique.
WHAT IS APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCE?
Applied Social Science trains and equips you to assist others in a professional and caring manner, based on evidence-based interventions and best-practice principles. You can choose to specialise in either counselling, chaplaincy & pastoral care, youth work, community work, or cross-cultural community work, with course content and experience meeting appropriate industry requirements.
ENDORSEMENT AND ACCREDITATION
AC Chaplaincy courses are endorsed by Chaplaincy Australia.
AC Counselling qualifications are accredited by the Australian Counselling Association and Christian Counsellors Association Australia
“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.”
Senior Minister at Churches of Christ WA, AC Master of Counselling student
You’ll have the interpersonal skills and knowledge to work across a variety of client settings, such as schools, hospitals, prisons, sports chaplaincy, social, case or youth work, counselling and other support services, helping people be the best they can be.
WHAT ARE THE COURSES LIKE?
You will be learning from qualified and experienced health and industry-specific professionals. Our courses combine theoretical foundations with skill development and the practical experience required to work effectively in a range of applied social science contexts. With an emphasis on skill development and practical experience, you will learn to work professionally to help others.
“I was studying the same degree at another university when the lecturer said that our worldview affects everything we do, especially in this job. At that moment, I realised I needed to find a new place to learn that aligns with my worldview. After asking around, I found Alphacrucis and I have never looked back."
Bachelor of Applied Social Science Student
"Underpinned by a Christian worldview and presented in a dynamic learning environment, AC's Social Science courses will assist you to gain skills, strategies and confidence in a range of community contexts as you seek to enrich the lives of others."
ACC Community Engagement and National Leader
"My time at AC has really grounded me in having a biblical approach and worldview and I really appreciate how my lecturers share from a place of genuine experience. After graduating I hope to work in youth or community development where I can bring people together and share Christ's love with them practically."
Bachelor of Applied Social Science Student
*16% higher than the national average. UG Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018. QILT.edu.au.
^Postgraduate Business and Leadership, 2018 QILT Survey. QILT.edu.au.
**Subjects with required face-to-face delivery, such as Social Science and Education practicals, will meet physical distancing measures and required hygiene practices. Based on the latest Government advice, we are planning for a gradual return to face-to-face teaching for students who can attend campus.