Undergraduate Satisfaction*


in Postgraduate Educational Experience^

100% Flexible: Online + Campus modes


The demand for compassionate and skilled well-being professionals is rapidly increasing in our world today. AC's Counselling and Applied Social Science courses position you at the forefront of this growth field.

You can explore a diverse range of focus areas, including Counselling, Youth Work, Chaplaincy, Case Management, Pastoral Care, Social Welfare, and Community Services. Our programs are designed so they are not just limited to those roles, but also for a future where social science professionals thrive across various sectors, bringing hope, health, and healing to people in all kinds of settings.

We offer an extensive range of training options, empowering you to align your passion with your profession. This is your opportunity to be part of the dynamic development in social support, guiding people towards well-being in every aspect of their lives.

Join us and be the change you wish to see in the world.

Dr Rebecca Loundar
“I love getting to equip people who have the call to help others, through the wide variety of courses and specialisations we offer in Applied Social Sciences and Counselling. 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

Head of School, Health and Human Sciences

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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
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Meet Naomi

Discover Naomi's remarkable journey from performing arts missionary in Thailand, where she used music to share the gospel, to her current pursuit of a Bachelor in Applied Social Science, focusing on chaplaincy and pastoral care.

Undergraduate Certificate in Community Services


Applied Social Science is a field that aims to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to help others professionally and compassionately. The curriculum is grounded in evidence-based practices and cutting-edge methodologies, and it prepares students to make a tangible difference in various fields such as counselling, chaplaincy and pastoral care, youth work, community work, and cross-cultural engagement. Each pathway is meticulously designed to meet and exceed industry standards, ensuring that students are ready to contribute effectively in diverse settings and positively impact lives.

Endorsement and Accreditation

At Alphacrucis, we are proud to offer industry-recognised Applied Social Science programs of exceptional quality. Our Chaplaincy courses have earned the esteemed endorsement of Chaplaincy Australia, a testament to our courses' relevance and impact in the field.

Our Counselling qualifications are proudly accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Christian Counsellors Association Australia (CCAA), and Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), reflecting our unwavering commitment to providing education that upholds the highest standards of excellence and ethical practice.

These accreditations ensure that our graduates are recognised for their professional competence, and pave the way for a world of opportunities and professional support in the counselling and chaplaincy professions, wherever you choose to practice.

AC Counselling qualifications are accredited by:

  • Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
  • Christian Counsellors Association Australia (CCAA)
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
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“The evidence-based teaching at AC has helped me develop a more intelligent approach when counselling people in sensitive areas such as 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

Brad Middleton
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Your Path to Making a Difference

With AC’s Applied Social Science qualifications, you unlock a world of possibilities to:

  • Empower Youth in educational settings, guiding them toward bright futures.

  • Support Healing in hospitals, offering comfort and care to those in need.

  • Advocate for Change in prisons, contributing to rehabilitation and positive transformation.

  • Lead with Compassion in sports chaplaincy, fostering resilience and teamwork.

  • Drive Social Welfare through case and community work, improving lives in tangible ways.

  • Provide Guidance as a counsellor, helping individuals navigate life’s challenges.

Prepare to bring hope, health and healingin whichever field you choose.

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At Alphacrucis, our courses are crafted to deliver an engaging, comprehensive learning experience, whether you're studying online or on campus. Led by seasoned professionals from health and industry-specific backgrounds, our curriculum is designed to blend robust theoretical knowledge with intensive skill development.

Immersive Online Learning

Our online study platforms foster a vibrant, interactive community, ensuring you're part of collaborative projects, real-time discussions, and live feedback sessions—mirroring the rich, immersive experience of in-person classes.

Hands-On Skill Development

We emphasize practical experience, enabling you to apply theoretical concepts through virtual simulations, case studies, and industry placements. This approach ensures you gain the competence and confidence to excel in a variety of applied social science settings.

Prepare to engage deeply, interact with peers and lecturers in meaningful ways, and emerge as a professional ready to make a significant impact in the lives of 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.
^Postgraduate Business and Leadership, 2018 QILT Survey.
**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.