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Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)

Domestic Student Guide 2009


Table of contents About ACAP ...........................................................................................................2 Why choose ACAP? .............................................................................................. 3 ACAP campuses ....................................................................................................4 Sydney.....................................................................................................................4 Brisbane ................................................................................................................. 5 Melbourne .............................................................................................................. 5 Student support................................................................................................... 6 Our educators .......................................................................................................7 Get experience while you study ......................................................................... 8 Studying at ACAP ..................................................................................................9 Vocational course information ..........................................................................10 Certificate IV in Community Services Work CHC40902............................................10 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) CHC50902 ........................... 11 Undergraduate course information .................................................................. 12 Bachelor of Applied Social Science ......................................................................... 12 Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Management) ..................................................13 Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) ....................................................14 Bachelor of Applied Social Science (No specialisation) ............................................15 Postgraduate course information .....................................................................16 Graduate Diploma of Counselling............................................................................16 Master of Applied Social Science (Counselling) ....................................................... 17 Master of Applied Social Science (Management) .....................................................18 Fees and financial assistance ........................................................................... 19 Important dates ................................................................................................. 20 Psychologist registration ...................................................................................21 How to apply .......................................................................................................24 Application and enrolment form .......................................................................25 Navitas – Your World, Faster..............................................................................29


About ACAP ACAP’s vision To be an innovative centre of excellence for education in applied psychology and to inspire people to contribute to the community through a culture of integrity, equity and social justice. Quick facts

What does ACAP provide

• The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) has approximately 2000 students studying online, by distance education, or at one of our three campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

ACAP specialises in providing accredited courses in applied psychology which is the study and application of how people interact and what motivates their actions.

• ACAP has been in operation for over 25 years.

• Counselling

• Since 2007 ACAP has been a UNICEF Corporate Champion for Children meaning ACAP contributes to UNICEF’s development programs in over 150 countries and territories.

ACAP focuses on four key areas of applied psychology: • Communication • People Management • Leadership

“ACAP is a very caring environment. Everyone’s there to help you succeed and live up to your potential” Kim Moritz, Graduate Diploma of Counselling

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“My style of learning means I’m more suited to an inclusive environment. ACAP’s interactive model of teaching has definitely suited my preferred learning approach! The lecturers I have experienced on campus have all been enthusiastic in their approach to the subject material.“ Natalie Millan, Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)

Why choose ACAP? Here are a few of the reasons why you should choose to study at ACAP: Located at multiple campuses across Australia ACAP is based at three campuses in Australia; Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Focused education ACAP has been teaching applied psychology with specialist courses in counselling, people management and leadership for over 25 years. Small classes You get to study in classes of no more than 18 students giving you the opportunity to get to know your fellow students and your educators. Focus on interactive learning Teaching at ACAP focuses on giving you the skills and knowledge to understand people and the way they work. To do this we use interactive teaching. This involves you working with other students and your educator in the classroom.

No exams At ACAP you will spend your time thinking, acting and immersing yourself in new ideas through submitting written assignments, working in groups, conducting role plays and undertaking supervised work placements (Fieldwork) rather than studying for exams. We use these methods because we want to make sure that you don’t just understand the theory but that you know how to apply what we teach you. Educators who practise in the field The educators that teach you are current practitioners in the field. This means they bring their work experience to their teaching and pass on not only the latest methods but also real life examples. The chance to practise your skills while you study The majority of courses at ACAP include a portion of fieldwork (an unpaid placement in a organisation related to your study). This means that you get the chance to practise your skills in a work environment, to meet professionals working in the industry and to get experience for your resume before you graduate. The opportunity to start at a time that suits you Because ACAP has three terms a year you have three opportunities in any one year to start your study. Flexibility Study on campus, online, by distance education or in a mix of all three, part-time or full-time. It all depends on what works for you.

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ACAP operates campuses in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. While the quality of teaching and course content is consistent across all three campuses each offers a unique experience. Each of our three campuses is located in the heart of the city making them easily accessible via public transport, and just a short walk away from parks, cafes and shopping districts meaning that the city is your campus!

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Sydney Level 5, 11 York St, Sydney NSW 2000 CRICOS provider code: 01328A ACAP’s Sydney campus is the largest of our three campuses and is currently home to approximately 400 students. It is located at Wynyard Green in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District making it easy to access via public transport and meaning that the city is your campus. Wynyard Station

The Sydney campus has a number of classrooms all of which seat a maximum of 18 students. There are three counselling rooms set up with a video camera. These rooms also double as counselling observation rooms as they are fitted with two-way mirrors. A student kitchen fitted with a fridge and microwaves is also available.

“My experience at ACAP has been absolutely fantastic. I’ve met a wide variety of people from very different professional and social backgrounds. The classes are interactive and collaborative, we have a lot of group discussions and practical exercises, so people’s experience are shared.” Allan Laurie, Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Management)

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“The role plays we do are really helpful: someone will be the counsellor, the client and an observer so we can learn from three points of view. It’s enriching and it’s quite an exciting way to learn, you feel as though you’re actually doing it and you get to know your classmates as well.” Malcolm Breen, Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)

Brisbane Level 2, 99 Creek St, Brisbane QLD 4000 CRICOS provider code: 02565B The Brisbane campus has six classrooms all seating a maximum of 18 students. There is a student recreation room equipped with a fridge, microwave and seating. ACAP’s Brisbane campus is a five minute walk from the Brisbane river and one block from the Central Railway station making it easy to access via public transport.

Melbourne 400 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000 CRICOS provider code: 02829E ACAP’s Melbourne campus is located close to the famous Victoria Markets and is the newest of ACAP’s three campuses. Like the Brisbane and Sydney campuses it is conveniently located close to public transport. The Melbourne campus has two counselling rooms, with video facilities, as well as a student lounge and recreation area, complete with a kitchen fitted with a microwave and fridge.

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“The small class size, no more than 18, allows for personalised attention and opportunities to ask questions. Because I work, the flexibility of class times is really helpful. You can take classes in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings or on weekends. ” Santiago Lalaurette, Bachelor of Applied Social Science

Student support We take our responsibility to support our students seriously. That’s why we aim to give you the best support we can as you make your way through your ACAP course. Student support services

Personal support

ACAP’s interactive approach to teaching and small class sizes helps to build a community atmosphere in the classroom which is reinforced through the support services we provide.

No matter what course you undertake, you may feel the pressure of work, life and study commitments. If this happens to you our Student Support Counsellors are on hand to offer personal, confidential support and counselling in order to help you cope with personal challenges. They can also liaise with educators or other staff on your behalf and, if necessary, provide referral information for ongoing support.

From the day you enquire we do our best to assist you by assigning a Course Advisor to help put your study program together in a way that suits you. Once you start studying at ACAP there are fieldwork staff to help you find a placement that is right for you. Undergraduate and postgraduate program staff can assist you should you want to transfer courses or need advice on what electives to take next. We also offer support in key areas (including academic and personal support) and have library facilities available on each of our three campuses. Academic support If you’ve not studied for a while you might need some assistance with essay writing, referencing or how to find the right information. To help you get started in these areas we offer Academic Skills Workshops to help you develop basic skills. If you find you still need further assistance our Academic Support staff are available to help you. As a student you will have access to our web-based Student Resource Centre which contains academic and administrative information including module outlines, timetables, course sequencing information and employment opportunities.

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Library services We aim to provide quality library services and resources to support and enhance your learning experience no matter where you are. This means we have library facilities staffed by trained librarians at each of our three campuses. To make sure you can get what you need, many resources are also available from a large network of academic libraries around Australia. Orientation Orientation, which is held the week before term starts, provides an excellent opportunity for you to become familiar with ACAP through a campus tour, introduction to staff and meeting your fellow students. It also provides us with an opportunity to give you your timetable and student ID card so that when term begins you’re ready to go.


Our educators Our educators share our commitment to practical learning, and the idea that the most effective way to learn about human interactions is to interact. This helps ensure that when you undertake an ACAP course you benefit from a practical and meaningful teaching experience. ACAP has more than 100 educators, tutors and supervisors delivering our courses face to face on our campuses as well as by distance education and online. They are practitioners in their field, and are chosen on the basis of their formal qualifications, proven career

experience and, most importantly, their ability to engage and interact with students and share their knowledge. ACAP educators take a genuine interest in the development of students, watching them grow not only as practitioners, but

also as people. As a student you get to know your educator and the relationship is a two way interaction which leads to a greater learning experience.

Ian Brown

BA, PGCE, Dip Psych, ANZAP, CAPA is a Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Member of CAPA and an experienced Educator at ACAP. The things he most likes about ACAP is that learning takes place in small classes with group discussions and a high level of interactivity between Students and educators. According to Ian, “No one size fits all”. He draws from a wealth of experience in Humanistic, Psychodynamic, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Mindfulness and Solution Focussed therapies. Ian has many years experience both in Australia and in the UK. His approach to teaching is “hands on”. He writes “That although a working theory is essential, the tools of counselling and psychotherapy are acquired experientially.” He specialises in Relationships, Child Play Therapy, Drug, Alcohol, Gambling and Eating addictions in his Practice near Frenchs Forest.

Sue Pretty BA, Dip Ed, Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Dip Hypnosis, Member of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association of New South Wales (MCAPA). Sue is a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Educator, Hypnotherapist and Coach. “Life education is an on-going process and I am passionate in helping people to achieve their potential. My philosophy incorporates the belief that with support, understanding and guidance, individuals have the strength and resources to develop new skills, achieve their goals and create a balanced and rewarding lifestyle. As a private practitioner I specialise in relationship counselling for individuals, couples and families. My expertise covers a range of therapies and coaching skills, tailored to the individuals needs”

Helen Reese Master of Counselling, Registered Nurse with postgraduate qualifications in paediatrics and sports medicine. Helen is an Educator, Trainer and Course Designer at ACAP, and with other government and non-government organisations. She has worked for 16 years in a K-12 boys school as a clinical nurse specialist in child and adolescent health and welfare and has a private counselling practice in the inner west of Sydney, called Therapies Summer Hill where she sees children, adolescents, individuals and families. She brings to her roles 30 years experience in counselling, health and education. Helen continues to conduct private courses for children, adolescents and women suffering from depression, anxiety, personal growth and self esteem issues.

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Get experience while you study In the majority of courses offered by ACAP you get to work while you study meaning you graduate with experience. The portion of your study that allows you to do this is called fieldwork. What is fieldwork? Fieldwork is a period of unpaid work placement designed to give you a sense of the different types of work available in your chosen field. For the exact amount of fieldwork that you are expected to do as part of your course requirements refer to pages 10-18.

Why is fieldwork important? Fieldwork gives you the opportunity to develop a real understanding of the industry in which you want to work. It also lets you take your learning in the classroom, and apply it to real

situations meaning you get the opportunity to start making a difference in people’s lives by applying the skills you are learning while you’re still studying. Fieldwork can help you to: • identify where you would like to work, • increase your confidence in your skills, • put the theory you’ve learnt into practice, • network with industry professionals, and • gain experience in the field you want to work in when you graduate.

Helping to choose a fieldwork placement that suits you ACAP has links with over 1,400 organisations across Australia, giving you a unique opportunity to choose a workplace that matches your personal and professional interests. Here are some of the organisations that our students have undertaken fieldwork placements in: •

Aids Council of New South Wales (ACON)

YWCA

Burwood Community Welfare Group

Lifeline

Carers NSW

Nagle Centre for Youth

Department of Community Services (NSW)

Quest for life

Enough is Enough

Redshift

The Gay & Lesbian Counselling Service

South Pacific Private Hospital

Homicide Victims Support Group

Wayside Chapel

“My fieldwork experience at the NSW Homicide Victims Support Group has been the most exciting, rewarding and challenging experience. I was able to confidently put into practice the skills I have learnt from ACAP in supporting and counselling family members of homicide victims. To see such positive results has really instilled my desire to become a trauma and bereavement counsellor.” Elisa McLeod, Studying the Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) Fieldwork Placement: NSW Homicide Victims Support Group

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Studying at ACAP On-campus education On-campus study requires you to attend one three hour class per week on campus for each of the modules you are studying. So, if you are taking three modules you will spend nine hours in classes a week. Classes are small with an average size of 12 students and a maximum of 18. This allows the classes to be interactive and hands-on and allows your educator to provide immediate feedback on your work in class. Class times The majority of modules are offered at a range of times allowing you to choose a time that works for you. Classes are offered at the following times Morning: 9.30am - 12.30pm (Mon - Fri) Afternoon: 1.30pm - 4.30pm (Mon - Fri) Evening: 6.30pm - 9.30pm (Mon - Thu) Note: Brisbane and Melbourne may run classes at different days and times. For more detailed information on class times and the academic calendar visit www.acap.edu.au Distance education Distance education offers you the chance to study your course anywhere in the world and all you need is a postal address. At the start of your module you will receive a manual. You will need to purchase the textbook and either purchase, or download, the readings for the module.

The content of your module will be divided into 12 sections to be undertaken over a 12 week term to correspond with on campus study. You will interact with the educator and other students through ‘tele-tutorials’ and by arrangement via telephone and email. Online education Online education offers you the chance to study anywhere, any time, during the 12 week term, as long as you have access to the internet. This means that for a part or all of your course you don’t have to be based in a particular city. Online education allows you to join other students in a web-based learning environment over a 12-week term to correspond with on-campus study. You will have online access to the courses you are enrolled in 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tools such as virtual online classrooms and discussion boards mean you will be able to communicate in real time with your educator and the other students in your module or, you can communicate via email. You can have a look at what you can expect from studying online by logging in at: http://my.acap.edu.au/moodle/login/ index.php (password Demo, logon Demo) Important: Some courses include three weeks of Intensive Skills Development (ISD) Workshops, which need to be completed on campus prior to graduation. Not all modules are available in all modes. Check the ACAP website for further information www.acap.edu.au

Mix and match When you study at ACAP you don’t just get the advantage of studying at one of our three campuses, you also get to choose the class time that suits you and the opportunity to mix and match your study modes (subject to availability). ACAP offers three modes of study: on-campus, distance education (DE) and online. We allow you to mix and match the three modes so you get to take some courses on-campus while you take others by DE or online. This gives you the flexibility to either study your whole course on-campus or mix all three modes of study, depending on life’s circumstances. You can choose your mode of study at the beginning of each term for each module. Once the term commences you must complete each module in the mode in which you began.

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Vocational course information Certificate IV in Community Services Work CHC40902 Study mode: Distance Education Duration: 1 year full time or part-time equivalent* Modules: 9 Fieldwork: 100 Hours Entry requirements: Higher School Certificate or equivalent and Interview The selection process for applicants includes an interview to facilitate appropriate course selection and applicant suitability. Applicants who are 21 years and over, are required to complete an assessment of literacy skills to ensure equivalence to successful completion of Higher School Certificate or equivalent and to meet normal requirements for workplace reporting and record keeping.

Why study this course? The Certificate IV in Community Services Work is a nationally recognised award designed to prepare you for roles within the community services sector and to develop the knowledge and skills of those already working within the field. When undertaking this course you will explore issues such as: the nature of community work; the ethical and legal guidelines that underpin this work; Indigenous culture and matters of access and equity. You will also gain the professional skills required of community services workers and an understanding of the historical significance of community work.

skills learned through the course in your workplace or through the completion of a 100 hour fieldwork placement. Graduate outcomes This course is an entry level qualification and is particularly relevant if you wish to gain employment in community service environments such as Community Centres, Neighbourhood Centres, Community Health Centres, Outreach Services, Residential Services (including Drug Rehabilitation Services and Refugees), Youth Centres and Women’s Health Centres. Further study

Course overview This course is offered by distance education. You will be allocated an educator who provides support by telephone and email throughout each term. You will have the opportunity to practically apply the knowledge and

Successful completion of this course allows progression into the Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) CHC50902 at ACAP, with advanced standing for the following modules: •

Communication Skills

Responding Holistically

Course outline This course is comprised of nine modules which contain the following Units of Competency: Community Development

CHCCD12D - Apply a community development framework

Communication Skills

CHCCOM3C - Utilise specialist communication skills to build strong relationships

Service Delivery

CHCCS2C - Deliver and develop client services CHCCS405A - Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

Responding Holistically

CHCCS402A - Respond holistically to clients issues

Effective and Safe Work Environment

CHCORG5B - Maintain an effective work environment CHCOHS401A - Implement and monitor OHS policies and procedures for a workplace

Working in Frameworks

CHCCS301A - Work within a legal and ethical framework CHCINFO2B - Maintain an organisations information systems

Brief Intervention and Groupwork

CHCCS403A - Provide brief intervention CHCGROUP3C - Plan and conduct group activities

Risk and Referral

CHCCS501A - Assess and respond to individuals at risk of self-harm or suicide CHCCS407A - Operate referral procedures

Orientation to Mental Health Work

CHCMH1B - Orientation to mental health work

Students may shorten the length of their course by applying for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for relevant work or life experiences, or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training in a related field. For more information regarding RPL, refer to the ACAP website www.acap.edu.au * This course is available part-time if you’re working in an ACAP approved position relevant to the course.

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Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) CHC50902

requirements for workplace reporting and record keeping.

Study mode: Distance Education

Why study this course?

Duration: 1 year and 1 term full time or part-time equivalent* Modules: 12 Fieldwork: 140 Hours Entry requirements: Higher School Certificate or equivalent and Interview The selection process includes an interview to facilitate appropriate course selection and applicant suitability. Applicants who are 21 years and over, are required to complete an assessment of literacy skills to ensure equivalence to successful completion of Higher School Certificate or equivalent and to meet normal

The Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) is a nationally recognised award designed to equip you with the skills required to work in case management roles in the community services sector. The course provides the skills and knowledge essential for effective communication, service coordination, networking, risk management, occupational health and safety as well as matters specific to case management. Course overview This course is offered by distance education. You are allocated an educator who provides support by telephone and email throughout each term. You will have the opportunity to

practically apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout the course in your workplace or through the completion of a 140 hour fieldwork placement. Graduate outcomes This course is particularly relevant for those who wish to gain employment in organisations such as family support services, government and non-government agencies, sexual health and family planning services, community health centres, outreach services, residential services including drug rehabilitation services and refugee support services, youth centres and women’s health centres. Further study On completion of this course graduates may apply for admission into ACAP’s Bachelor of Applied Social Science with advanced standing equivalent to 8 modules.

Course outline To complete this course you must complete 12 (10 core plus two electives) modules which contain the following Units of Competency: Community Development Strategy

CHCCD14B – Implement a community development strategy

Case Management

CHCCM3B - Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management CHCCM4B - Promote high quality case management

Specialist Communication Skills

CHCCOM3C – Utilise specialist communication skills to build strong relationships

Responding Holistically

CHCCS402A - Respond holistically to clients issues

Assessment and Delivery of Services

CHCCS6B - Assess and deliver services to clients with complex needs CHCCS7C - Co-ordinate the delivery of services to clients with particular needs

Intensive Client Work

CHCCW13B – Work with clients intensively

Statutory and Organisational Information Requirement

CHCINF5B – Meet statutory and organisational information requirements

Working with Other Services

CHCNET4A - Work with other services CHCNET3B – Develop new networks

Work Environment and OH&S

CHCOHS401A - Implement and monitor OH&S policies and procedures for a workplace CHCORG6B - Coordinate the work environment

Professional Practice

CHCORG28A – Reflect and improve upon professional practice

(STUDENTS CHOOSE EITHER GROUP A OR GROUP B) Elective Group A Managing Quality Client Service

CHCCS4C – Manage the delivery of quality client service

Implementing Case Work

CHCCW12B – Implement a case work strategy

Elective Group B Working Effectively with Families

CHCYTH10A – Work effectively with the families of young people

Family Intervention Strategies

CHCCW14A – Design and supervise family intervention strategies

Students may shorten the length of their course by applying for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for relevant work or life experiences, or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training in a related field. For more information regarding RPL, refer to the ACAP website www.acap.edu.au * This course is available part-time if you’re working in an ACAP approved position relevant to the course.

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Undergraduate course information Bachelor of Applied Social Science (B App Soc Sc) The B App Soc Sc is a highly experiential course which combines theory and practice in an interactive learning environment comprising small classes, group discussions, activities and role-plays. While studying this course you will learn contemporary communication and management theories as well as practical skills and people management tools which you will be able to apply to a variety of work-related fields. The B App Soc Sc is an undergraduate degree which can be taken with a specialisation in Counselling or Management or as a generic course without a specialisation. The first year of the B App Soc Sc comprises nine modules, the first eight of which are common to all versions of the course. This means that up until the third term of your first year you can decide to complete the course with or without a specialisation or change specialisations and not be disadvantaged. The B App Soc Sc includes two fieldwork placements that allow you to gain experience in your area of interest before you graduate giving you an advantage when it comes to entering the workplace.

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Course structure The first year of the B App Soc Sc comprises nine modules, the first eight of which are common to all versions of the course. In the third term of your first year you begin taking modules specific to your specialisation (if you have chosen to complete one). Specialisations available at ACAP include Management and Counselling. If you wish to enrol into the counselling specialisation you will be required to demonstrate suitability for the counselling profession by undertaking an interview prior to commencing the specialisation. To complete the B App Soc Sc with either the Counselling or Management specialisation you need to complete 24 modules of which 22 are core and 2 are electives. To complete the B App Soc Sc without a specialisation you need to complete a combined program consisting of 24 core modules. For all versions of the course you are required to complete two fieldwork placements totalling 400 hours.

B App Soc Sc, B App Soc Sc (Management), B App Soc Sc (Counselling) First year •

Interpersonal Communication

Introduction to Psychology

Conflict Management

Counselling Skills 1

Developmental Psychology

Social Analysis

Counselling Skills 2

Counselling Methods 1 If taking the B App Soc Sc (Counselling) or the B App Soc Sc:

Groupwork Theory & Practice

If taking the B App Soc Sc (Management):

Managing & Developing Teams


Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Management)*

Course structure

Available: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Distance Education and Online

For details refer to page 12.

Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Years 2 and 3 are made up of:

Modules: 24 (including common first year) Fieldwork: 2 placements totalling 400 hours Entry requirements: UAI 65, OP 14 or equivalent or, 21 years and over

Year 1

Core modules: • Counselling Methods 2 • Social Legal & Ethical Issues • Leading & Visioning • Approaches to Cultural Diversity

Why study this course?

• Applied Social Research

The B App Soc Sc (Management) teaches the foundation skills of counselling and communication as well as people management and leadership. It is the ideal stream of the B App Soc Sc if you are interested in working effectively with people as a team leader or organisation manager.

• Social Policy

Completing this course will provide you with a firm understanding of the social and environmental contexts of the people and organisational cultures you may work with as well as the principles of managing people.

• Professional Development & Reflective Practice

Career outcomes As a graduate of this course you will be prepared to be a reflective people-orientated manager well suited to work in a range of private and public sector industries in areas such as: administration, project management or leadership, small business ownership, recruitment, operations management, workforce planning, organisational support work, career advice and human resources. Future study As a graduate of this course you are well placed to move into the Master of Applied Social Science at ACAP.

• Strategic Management & Planning • Organisational Behaviour • Self-Esteem & Motivation • Managing in Ambiguity & Change

Fieldwork: • Practicum 1 (Including 200 hours Practicum Placement) • Practicum 2 (Including 200 hours Practicum Placement) Two electives to be selected from: • Career Counselling & Assessment • Human Resource Management • Managing Recruitment & Induction • Neuro-Linguistic Programming • Organisational Counselling • Training & Presentation Skills Important: You cannot take a module unless you have completed the relevant pre and co-requisites. Visit www.acap.edu.au for details.

* At the time of printing this course was undergoing reaccreditation. Therefore course content may change. Visit www.acap.edu.au for the latest information.

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Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)*

Course structure

Available: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Distance Education and Online

For details refer to page 12.

Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Years 2 and 3 are made up of:

Modules: 24 (including common first year) Fieldwork: 2 placements totalling 400 hours Entry requirements: UAI 65, OP 14 or equivalent or, 21 years and over

Year 1

Core modules: •

Counselling Methods 2

Social Legal & Ethical Issues

Counselling in Loss

Cross Cultural Counselling

Why study this course?

Applied Social Research

The B App Soc Sc (Counselling) is ideal if you are interested in working effectively with people as a Counsellor in a variety of areas of specialisation. Completing this course will provide you with practical counselling skills as well as a firm understanding of the social and environmental contexts that impact on individuals in today’s society.

Social Policy

Mental Health Issues

Organisational Behaviour

Self-Esteem & Motivation

Managing in Ambiguity & Change

Professional Development & Reflective Practice

Professional recognition

Fieldwork:

This course is designed to satisfy the 2009 training standards of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

Practicum 1 (Including 200 hours Practicum Placement)

Career outcomes

Practicum 2 (Including 200 hours Practicum Placement)

As a graduate of this course you will be prepared to be a reflective counselling practitioner well suited to work in a range of private and public areas such as: casework and case management, pastoral care work, child & youth work, community welfare and support services, conflict resolution, coordination of community volunteer programs as well as work in areas such as aged care, addictions, bereavement and loss, migrant services and family and relationship counselling. Future study As a graduate of this course you are well placed to move into the Master of Applied Social Science at ACAP.

Two electives to be selected from: •

Alcohol & Other Drugs Counselling

Crisis Intervention

Existential Counselling (on-campus only)

Family & Relationship Counselling

Gender & Sexuality

Trauma Counselling

Working with Children

Working with Adolescents

Important: You cannot take a module unless you have completed the relevant pre and co-requisites. Visit www.acap.edu.au for details.

* At the time of printing this course was undergoing reaccreditation. Therefore course content may change. Visit www.acap.edu.au for the latest information.

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Bachelor of Applied Social Science*

Course structure

Available: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Distance Education and Online

For details refer to page 12.

Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Year 2 and 3 are made up of:

Modules: 24 (including common first year) Fieldwork: 2 placements totalling 400 hours Entry requirements: UAI 65, OP 14 or equivalent or, 21 years and over

Year 1

Core modules: •

Counselling Methods 2

Social, Legal & Ethical Issues

Counselling in Loss

Cross Cultural Counselling

Why study this course?

Applied Social Research

The B App Soc Sc without a specialisation allows you to gain a broad range of skills in the areas of management and counselling that can be used in a wide variety of professions. It is a good option if you are unsure whether you want to study counselling or management or, if you are interested in both areas.

Social Policy

Leading & Visioning

Organisational Behaviour

Mental Health Issues

Self Esteem & Motivation

Strategic Management & Planning

Career outcomes

Managing in Ambiguity & Change

As a graduate of this course you will be prepared to be a reflective peopleorientated employee, well suited to work in a range of private and public sector industries in areas such as: administration, project management or leadership, small business ownership, recruitment, operations management, workforce planning, organisational support work, career advice and human resources.

Professional Development & Reflective Practice

Future study As a graduate of this course you are well placed to move into the Master of Applied Social Science at ACAP.

Fieldwork: •

Practicum 1 (Including 200 hours Practicum Placement)

Practicum 2 (Including 200 hours Practicum Placement)

Important: You cannot take a module unless you have completed the relevant pre and co-requisites. Visit www.acap.edu.au for details. * At the time of printing this course was undergoing reaccreditation. Therefore course content may change. Visit www.acap.edu.au for the latest information.

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Postgraduate course information Available: Sydney, Brisbane, Distance Education and Online

You will also be prepared to work in positions in specialist areas such as aged care, addiction, bereavement and loss, migrant services and family and relationship counselling.

Duration: 2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Course structure (Sydney, Brisbane, Distance Education and Online)

Modules: 16

As a student of this course you take a total of 16 modules of which 12 are core, 2 are electives and 2 are fieldwork.

Graduate Diploma of Counselling*

Fieldwork: 2 placements totalling 200 hours Entry requirements: Undergraduate degree Available: Melbourne* Duration: 1 year full-time Modules: 12 Fieldwork: 1 placement totalling 140 hours Entry criteria: Undergraduate degree

Core subjects: • Counselling Skills 1 • Conflict Management • Developmental Psychology • Social, Legal & Ethical Issues • Counselling Skills 2

Course structure (studied at the Melbourne Campus) As a student of this course you take a total of 12 modules of which 9 are core and 3 are electives. In addition you are required to undertake 140 hours of fieldwork. Core subjects: • Counselling Skills 1 • Conflict Management • Counselling Methods 1 • Counselling Skills 2 • Counselling in Loss • Counselling Methods 2 • Mental Health Issues • Theory & Practice of Supervision • Social, Legal & Ethical Issues

Why study this course?

• Counselling in Loss

If you already have a degree in another discipline and want to qualify as a Counsellor without undertaking an undergraduate qualification then you should consider this course.

• Counselling Methods 1

Three electives selected from:

• Theory and Practice of Supervision

• Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling

• Counselling Methods 2

• Crisis Intervention

• Mental Health Issues

• Cross Cultural Counselling

Course overview

• Professional Development and Reflective Practice

• Existential Counselling (on campus only)

• Integrative Project

• Gender and Sexuality

Two electives selected from:

• Groupwork Theory and Practice

• Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling

• Trauma Counselling

• Crisis Intervention

• Working with Adolescents

• Cross Cultural Counselling

• Working with Children

• Existential Counselling (on campus only)

Fieldwork:

• Family and Relationship Counselling

• Placement (140 hours)

This course will provide you with a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of counselling as well as an understanding of the ethical issues involved. Depending on which campus and which mode you study, you will either complete a two year course (Sydney, Brisbane, Distance Education and Online) or a one year course (Melbourne). Both courses are highly experiential, academically rigorous and practice-oriented.

• Gender and Sexuality Professional recognition

• Groupwork Theory and Practice

This course is designed to satisfy the 2009 training standards of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

• Trauma Counselling

Career outcomes As a graduate of this course you will be able to work in a variety of areas in counselling and related professions. This includes employment in a range of private and public sector industries in areas including: casework and case management, pastoral care, child & youth services, community welfare and support services, conflict resolution and, community volunteer programs.

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• Working with Adolescents • Working with Children Fieldwork: • Placement 1 (100 hrs) • Placement 2 (100 hrs including 40 hrs of clinical practice and 10 hrs of clinical supervision)

• Family and Relationship Counselling

Future study Students who complete the Graduate Diploma of Counselling are eligible for advanced standing into ACAP’s Master of Applied Social Science (Counselling). Important: You cannot take a module unless you have completed the relevant pre and co-requisites. Visit www.acap.edu.au for details. * At the time of printing this course was undergoing reaccreditation. Therefore course content may change. Visit www.acap.edu.au for the latest information.


Master of Applied Social Science (Counselling)

Course structure

Available: Sydney, Brisbane, Distance Education and Online

To complete this course you are required to complete 10 core modules and 2 specialisation electives over a minimum of two years.

Duration: 2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Core modules:

Modules: 12

• Theories of Contemporary Society

Entry criteria: An undergraduate degree with a credit average or above in a relevant area and an interview to assess applicants capacity to undertake study at this level.

• Research Practices and Methodologies • The Contextualised Self • Independent Project • Counselling Skills

Why study this course?

• Advanced Counselling Applications

This course is designed for those who already work as counsellors and want to develop their knowledge and skills in a specific area of counselling, or upskill to understand the latest developments in the field.

• Approaches to Therapy 1

Course overview This two year Masters responds to the needs of the counselling industry to allow Counsellors to develop specialised skills in a given field and to update their skills.

• Approaches to Therapy 2 • Development Throughout the Lifespan • Advanced Clinical Supervision (In order to complete this module you are expected to have access to a minimum of three clients) Two specialisation electives selected from the following:

The high level academic rigour combined with the practical nature of this course results in graduates who will be highly regarded for their ability to integrate theory into practise as well as their ethics and professionalism.

• Existential/Humanistic Therapy

Professional recognition

Important: You cannot take a module unless you have completed the relevant pre and co-requisites. Visit www.acap.edu.au for details.

This course is designed to satisfy the 2009 Training Standards of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

• Family/Systemic Therapy • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy • Cognitive/Behavioural Therapy

Career outcomes As a graduate of this course you will be trained in counselling at an advanced level allowing you to pursue careers in counselling or counselling-related fields such as groupwork, the caring and welfare professions, human service delivery in private, public, and community sectors, family support services, youth work and mental health work, and within community centres and agencies.

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Master of Applied Social Science (Management) Available: Sydney, Brisbane, Distance Education and Online Duration: 2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent Modules: 12 Entry criteria: An undergraduate degree with a credit average or above in a relevant area. Why study this course? This course is designed for graduates who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in areas of management that focus on working or communicating with people.

Course structure To complete this course you are required to complete 8 core modules, 2 electives and 2 specialisation electives over a minimum of two years. Core modules: • Theories of Contemporary Society • Research Practices and Methodologies • The Contextualised Self • Independent Project • Complexities of Change • Society & Culture in Organisational Behaviour • The Challenges of Leadership

Course overview

• Managing Groups in Organisations

This two year Masters responds to the demands of industry for well-rounded graduates who can work effectively with people, can understand and apply practical and theoretical social science, and who can think critically and analytically.

Two electives selected from the following: • Managing Cultural Complexity • Managers and Strategic Work-Based Learning

The high level academic rigor, yet practical nature of this course results in graduates who will be highly regarded for their ability to integrate theory into practise and for their ethics and professionalism.

• Strategy and Planning Frameworks

Career outcomes

• Change Management/Agent

As a graduate of this course you will be trained at an advanced level to be a reflective business and organisational people manager well suited for employment in a range of management positions. Areas a graduate of this course might work in include: administration, project management or leadership, small business ownership, recruitment, operations management, workforce planning, organisational support, career advice and human resources.

• Leadership

• Supervision for Managers Two specialisation electives selected from the following:

• Coaching in Organisations • Strategic Analysis and Design Important: You cannot take a module unless you have completed the relevant pre and co-requisites. Visit www.acap.edu.au for details.

“Everything that we are doing in our study at ACAP is applied, so all this knowledge can be applied in our day to day life while we are studying. Once I graduate I plan to set up my own private practice with some friends who studied counselling as well.“ Jennifer Phillips, Graduate Diploma of Counselling

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Fees and financial assistance fee-paying students to help pay all or part of their tuition fees. For more information visit www.acap.edu.au/EnrolNow/ payment_methods.html

• ACAP’s courses are priced per module. • You pay term by term, paying only for the modules in which you have enrolled. • If you are an Australian Citizen or hold a humanitarian visa and are thinking of studying one of ACAP’s higher education courses you are eligible to receive FEEHELP, a government loan given to eligible

• Study that is linked to your work or career development may be tax deductible – ask your accountant.

Domestic students The following fees apply to domestic students. Domestic students include: • Australian citizens

Permanent residents

New Zealand citizens

Course

Modules

Cost per module

Total Course

Certificate IV in Community Services

9

$450

$4,050

Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)

12

$450

$5,400

Bachelor of Applied Social Science

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$1,465

$35,160

Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Melbourne Campus only)

12

$1,465

$17,580

Graduate Diploma of Counselling

16

14 x $1,465

$21,900

2 x $695 Master of Applied Social Science

12

$1,600

$19,200

Please note: The total course cost given above is indicative only as course fees are subject to change.

Text books and readings You will need to buy copies of the text books for each module you take at ACAP and you will need to either purchase or, download from the web, copies of the required readings. Text books and readings cost approximately $100 per module and can be purchased from selected Co-op Bookstores. For information visit: www.acap.edu.au/Course-Materials/index.html

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Important dates Term dates

What is the workload? • For each on-campus module, you attend a weekly 3 hour class. We recommend an additional 4.5 hours per week per module for reading and assessment. For example, an on-campus student doing 3 modules per term will attend classes for 9 hours per week and do a recommended 13.5 hours of reading and assessment work per week. • A Masters module is 13 hours per week, 3 hours face-to-face or self-directed/tutor-assisted study, plus 10 hours for reading and assessment. • The total duration and workload of each module in each study mode, includes 36 hours of face-to-face or self-directed/tutor-assisted study, 24 hours of related reading/research and 30 hours of assessment-related activities over a 12 week period.

ACAP has three terms in any one year and each term lasts 12 weeks. You can start your course in any of the three terms depending on what suits your timetable.

A full-time study load is three modules each term, for the Bachelors, Graduate Diploma of Counselling, Certificate IV and Diploma of Community Services. A full-time load for the Masters is 2 modules per term.

Term

2009 Term Dates

Application Date

Census Date

Term 1

23 February – 22 May

Two weeks before term starts

13 March

Term 2

8 June – 4 September

Two weeks before term starts

26 June

Term 3

21 September – 11 December

Two weeks before term starts

9 October

If you want to accelerate your learning ACAP offers some modules over summer.

undertake our condensed Summer School program via Distance Education (DE) or online.

On-campus Summer School is offered at Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. However, if you don’t want to come on to campus during the summer but still want to study, you can

Not all modules are available in this intensive format. For more information on available modules please visit: www.acap.edu.au/ courses/timetables.html

Summer school dates

Summer School Options

Summer School Dates

Application Date

Census Date

On-Campus Summer School – Week 1

28 January – 3 February

Two weeks before Summer School starts

29 January

On-Campus Summer School – Week 2

4 February – 10 February

Two weeks before Summer School starts

5 February

On-Campus Summer School – Week 3

11 February – 17 February

Two weeks before Summer School starts

12 February

DE or Online Summer School

5 January – 27 February

Two weeks before Summer School starts

16 January

For more detailed information on class times and the academic calendar visit: www.acap.edu.au/courses/timetables.html

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Psychologist registration ACAP has a respected reputation and extensive networks in the psychology sector. As a result we are in a position to act as an advocate for over 100 psychologist interns each year. Certificate in Psychological Practice Available: On-campus New South Wales and Queensland Duration: 2 years part-time Entry criteria: 4 year approved psychology degree Recognition: State Government Psychologists Registration Boards

Why complete this program? ACAP has been offering a two year part-time Psychologists Registration Supervision program for over 10 years. The program meets all requirements for registration as a Psychologist, as specified by the NSW Psychologists Registration Board and the Psychologists Board of Queensland. As it is a complete package, everything you require to become a Provisionally Registered Psychologist and then a Registered Psychologist is included. All you need to do is apply yourself. The ACAP Psychologists Registration Supervision Program provides a stimulating learning environment allowing you to progress confidently through the requirements of the State Registration Boards and ultimately register as a Psychologist.

ACAP provides group supervision covering all competencies required for registration and recommended for professional practice. This means that throughout your two years you will gain a thorough practical and theoretical foundation in psychology, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the ethical issues related to the practice of psychology.

Program structure

ACAP’s Psychologist Placement Coordinators help all interns find an appropriate work placement. Interns have the opportunity to select an area of psychology in which to work, including; counselling, community and clinical psychology or organisational psychology.

Work placement

Professional recognition and career outcomes Interns enrolled in ACAP’s Psychologists Registration Supervision program are eligible for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) by virtue of their completion of an approved four-year psychology program. On successful completion of the Psychologists Registration Supervision Program, graduates will have met the requirements of their State Psychologists Registration Board and become fully registered Psychologists.

The ACAP Psychologists Registration Supervision program is made up of five components; work placement, individual supervision, group supervision, professional development workshops, and organisational visits.

Interns are provided with a work placement where they gain experience and competence in counselling, assessment, intervention strategies, record keeping and research. Note: Interns who already have their own work placement can use this placement in the program, as long as it meets the Board’s criteria. Individual supervision Interns select an ACAP Supervisor to complement their work placement and their own area of interest. Interns may also choose a Secondary Supervisor to develop expertise in other areas. ACAP provides experienced and accredited supervisors with expertise in a number of speciality areas, such as organisational, community, clinical and counselling psychology.

Graduates are also awarded an ACAP Certificate in Psychological Practice.

Program overview The main component of the ACAP Psychologists Registration Supervision program is supervised work placement. This means the program is very different to pathways to registration offered by universities which have a greater focus on research and theory. ACAP’s program is designed to provide you with invaluable experience working as an Intern Psychologist, with support in the form of both individual and group supervision as well as professional development workshops.

Combined program In addition to their Certificate in Psychological Practice, interns with a strong interest in counselling can choose to undertake a combined program and gain an additional qualification in the Graduate Diploma of Counselling. See page 16 for more information about this course.

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Group supervision Flexibility and practicality are the key features of ACAP’s Supervision Program: • There are four intakes each year • Individual supervision session times are scheduled at a time and place convenient to both intern and supervisor • Group supervision is conducted during evenings and on weekends • Professional development or training modules are available during the day, evenings, weekends and in summer school

In NSW, group supervision topics are arranged around the five core competencies outlined by the NSW Psychologists Registration Board. Interns will cover the following topics: • Ethical, legal and professional conduct • Psychological assessment and measurement • Service delivery: counselling, diagnosis and intervention • Communication: counselling, interviewing and record keeping

• ACAP has access to over 60 supervisors across Australia

• Professional development: data collection, evaluation and maintenance of skills

• A program can be arranged to meet the needs of regionally located interns in New South Wales and Queensland

In second year interns can also choose a number of elective groups depending on their interest area:

• Interns will have access to a wide variety of quality work placements, specialist supervision and workplace support • Interns will have the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and experience in multiple aspects of psychological practice in a structured and well-managed intensive professional skill development program.

• Anger Management, Assertiveness and Self-Esteem • Private Practice and Stress Management for Psychologists In QLD, group supervision consists of intensive training in psychometric testing and assessment, as well as ethical, legal, and professional matters. Professional Development Workshops Interns can choose from over 60 ACAP modules for their professional development component. Classes are offered at ACAP in a number of different modes. You can attend a morning, afternoon or evening class during the week, or do an intensive weekend module or study during summer school.

• Trauma and Bereavement

In NSW, Interns undertake supervised training in psychological testing to develop specialist diagnosis and assessment expertise in a range of psychometric tests. Achieving competency in psychological testing is mandatory across the State Psychologist Registration Boards. In NSW it is completed in a Professional Development Workshop and in QLD via group supervision.

• Forensic Psychology & Medico-Legal Assessment

Organisational visits

• Clinical Issues • Family and Children • Depression and Anxiety

• Organisational Psychology • Leadership and Change Management • Human Resources Counselling, Motivation and Burnout • Counselling and Intervention

During the two year Psychologists Registration Supervision Program in NSW, Interns are required to complete two half day organisational visits, in addition to their placement. ACAP has a range of organisations for interns to visit for this purpose.

• Couples Counselling and Mediation

“ACAP has instilled the confidence in me to pursue my career in psychology. The educators were fantastic – they knew their stuff. My individual supervision was second to none. And I’m now working as a full-time psychologist for my placement organisation Pain Logic.” Gabriel Ruddy, Certificate in Psychological Practice. Registered Psychologist

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Psychologist registration board The two year program meets all the requirements for registration as a psychologist, as speciďŹ ed by the NSW Psychologists Registration Board and the Psychologists Board of QLD. Requirements NSW

QLD

Individual supervision

60 hours

Group supervision

40 hours

Professional development

60 hours

Workplace experience

20 hours per week for 2 years (2000 hours)

Individual supervision

60 hours

Group supervision

40 hours

Professional development

60 hours

Workplace experience

16 hours per week over 2 years (1600 hours)

Fees and applications ACAP has four intakes per year starting in February, April, July and October. 2009 Intake dates

Application dates

Orientation

February

20 January

3 February

April

10 March

7 April

July

9 June

7 July

October

15 September

6 October

Fees schedule for psychologist registration supervision program Program

Payment option 1*

Payment option 2

NSW

2 x $9,300

8 x $2,450

QLD

2 x $8,560

8 x $2,265

* Payment option 1 receives a $1,000 discount

For further details or to apply online, visit www.acap.edu.au/PsychologistRegistration

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How to apply Step 1

Step 3

Complete the Application and enrolment form in this guide or on our website www.acap.edu.au Attach a 150 word statement, describing how your interest in an ACAP course relates to your career aspirations.

Send your Application and enrolment form, either via mail or fax, including all attachments to:

Step 2

For Sydney Campus, Distance & Online ACAP Admissions Locked Bag 11 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012

Attach certified copies of all academic qualifications including school and English language test results and any relevant employment documents (if applicable). Please ensure that your current name is added to any documents obtained under a former name and that certified translations accompany documents that are not in English.

Phone (02) 9964 6308 Fax (02) 9964 6370

Copies can be certified by:

For Melbourne Campus

• A Justice of the Peace,

ACAP Admissions PO Box 12322 A’Beckett Street Melbourne VIC 8006

• An authorised ACAP representative or, • An Australian Diplomatic Mission, Police Officer or Lawyer/Solicitor.

For Brisbane Campus ACAP Admissions PO Box 10469 Adelaide St Brisbane QLD, 4000 Phone (07) 3234 4400 Fax (07) 3236 0037

Phone (03) 8613 0600 Fax (03) 9614 0531 Or submit your application online at www.acap.edu.au Step 4 If your application is successful, you will receive an Acceptance Letter from ACAP, within approxima approximately 10 days, explaining the course you h have been offered, the fees payable and the commencement date.

Further Infor Information Should you requ require further information, please contact o our Course Information Centre on our Na National Freecall number: 1800 061 199 or via email info@acap.edu.au

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Please attach your photo

Application and enrolment form Please print in BLOCK LETTERS. Please read this form carefully and complete all relevant sections. Please keep a copy for your reference.

(1) Personal details Title:

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Family name: Given names: Date of birth:

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Gender:

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(2) Contact details Home Address:

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Country: Postal Address (if different from above):

Suburb: Country: Home telephone:

Telephone (other):

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(3) Citizenship Are you an Australian Citizen:

Yes

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Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?

Are you an Australian Permananent Resident or New Zealand Citizen?

Yes

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Note: Students who are not Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents, or New Zealand Citizens must complete the International Application form.

(4) Secondary and further education What is your highest completed secondary school level: Year 10 or lower School:

Year 11

Year 12 Year of completion:

HSC Score:

Are you applying to study under Mature Age Special Entry Provisions (21 years and over):

Yes

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Have you successfully completed any further qualiďŹ cations? Qualification

Institution

Completed (Y or N)

Last year of attendance

Are you applying for Recognition of Prior Learning (Advanced Standing)? Yes - a seperate application is required - please contact ACAP for more information. No

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(5) Employment history What is your current occupation? Which of the following best describes your current employment status? (tick one box only) Full-time employee

Employed – unpaid worker in a family business

Part-time employee

Unemployed – seeking full-time work

Self-employed – not employing others

Unemployed – seeking part-time work

Employer

Not employed – not seeking employment

If you believe you have relevant employment experience, please attach relevant resume and references.

(6) Course selection Please select the course that you are interested in: Certificate IV in Community Services Work CHC40902 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) CHC50902 Bachelor of Applied Social Science Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Management) Graduate Diploma of Counselling Master of Applied Social Science Master of Applied Social Science (Counselling) Master of Applied Social Science (Management) Single Module (Undergraduate) Single Module (Postgraduate) Please select the mode/s of study that you are interested in:

Sydney

Brisbane

Melbourne

Distance Education

Online

ACAP Course Commencement Please indicate the year and term you wish to begin your studies.

Year

Term

Please note: not all courses are available at all campuses. Please check www.acap.edu.au for the latest course information.

(7) Enrolment Details This section allows you to enrol in specific modules for the course that you have selected. Modules can be found at www.acap.edu.au. Select up to three modules for your first term, the delivery mode, class time and campus (if known). Module Name

Delivery Mode*

Class Day

Campus

Payment Method

Time

Fee Help

* Delivery Mode: Distance education, online or on-campus.

(8) Medical/Disability Do you have a disability, impairment or long-term medical condition that may affect your studies?:

Yes

No

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(9) Other information How did you first learn about ACAP? You may tick more than one. Education Agent

Newspaper/Magazine

Internet

Website

Recommended by a friend/relative

Other

Exhibition/Seminar

Please specify:

(10) Payment Options I would like to defer my fees through FEE-HELP. I have filled out the online Request for FEE-HELP Assistance form at http://www.acap.edu.au/Enrolment/FeeHelp/index.html I would like to pay my Term fees up front. My payment details are recorded below. I would like to defer a portion of my fees through FEE-HELP and pay a portion upfront. I have completed Request for FEE-HELP Assistance Form and my payment details are recorded below. Enclosed please find AUD $_______________________________ Payment Method Cheque/Money Order

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(11) Application Checklist Please ensure the following are included with your application, otherwise there will be a delay in processing. This application and enrolment form completed in full (all four pages) A brief statement in English (approximately 150 words) describing how your interest in the course relates to your career aspirations Completed online Request for FEE-HELP Assistance Form (if applicable) Include certified* copies of all academic qualifications, including English translation if applicable (school, college, university) Proof of age (undergraduate course applicants only) An up-to-date resume (if applying for the Master of Applied Social Science) * A certified copy is a photocopy signed by an authorised officer to acknowledge that it matches the original document exactly.

Authorised officers are: Justice of the Peace, Lawyer/Solicitor, Police Officer, Teachers and University Professors.

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(12) Privacy Statement ACAP collects, stores and uses personal information only for the purposes of administering prospective, current and graduate student admissions, enrolment and education. The information provided is confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent, except to meet government, legal or other regulatory requirements. For more information please refer to www.acap.edu.au

(13) Declaration Important: This document contains and refers to contractual terms. I wish to be considered for enrolment as a domestic student in a course at ACAP. I declare that all information submitted is correct and complete and that I can and will produce to ACAP originals of all submitted documentation on request. I authorise ACAP to obtain further academic information or official student records from any educational institution or recognised educational qualifications assessment body necessary and/or, where my work experience is relevant, to verify my employment history for the purposes of making an informed decision about my application. I authorise ACAP to release any personal information held about me to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), should I enrol at ACAP. DEEWR may disclose this information to the Australian Taxation Office. I acknowledge that ACAP reserves the right to vary or reverse any decision regarding admission made on the basis of incorrect, incomplete or fraudulent information. I am aware that the ACAP Student Handbook is available on-line at www.acap.edu.au. By signing this form I acknowledge that I have read and understood the policies, procedures and terms set out in the ACAP student Handbook and I agree to be bound and abide by the policies, procedures and terms set out in the Student Handbook, as amended from time to time. I acknowledge and agree that the acceptance of my application by ACAP is conditional upon my agreement to be bound and abide by the policies, procedures and terms set out in the Student Handbook, as amended from time to time.

Refund policy Please note students may be liable for tuition fees if withdrawing from study after enrolment and prior to course completion. By signing this form you acknowledge that you have read and understood ACAP’s refund policy. For more information go to our website www.acap.edu.au/EnrolNow/refund_policy Applicant’s signature: ____________________________________________________________ Date:

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(14) Post or fax your application Send your application to: For Sydney Campus, Distance & Online: Locked Bag 11 Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012 Phone: (02) 9964 6308 Fax: (02) 9964 6370 For Brisbane Campus: ACAP Admissions PO Box 10469 Brisbane QLD 4000 Phone: (07) 3234 4400 Fax: (07) 3236 0037

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When will you know?

For Melbourne Campus: ACAP Admissions PO Box 12322, A’Beckett Street Melbourne VIC 8006 Phone: (03) 8613 0600 Fax: (03) 9614 0531

If the application is complete, with all the relevant original or certified documents attached, a Letter of Acceptance will be sent to you. The more complete an application the quicker it will be processed. If you are applying for credit for previous study, or if an academic needs to review your application, you should allow more time.

Should you require further information, please contact our Course Information Centre on our National Freecall number or email: Freecall: 1800 061 199 Email: info@acap.edu.au

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