Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy

Course Description

Qualification:     Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy (CRS1400328)
Duration:              3 years full time.

2017 intake:
 May 15 | QLD May – EOI | WA May 24  | VIC May – EOI | NSW May – EOI

This qualification is FEE-HELP approved for eligible applicants.
*EOI – Timetables are currently being finalised, please register your expression of interest here.

Course Overview
The Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy is designed to provide graduates with a broad and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of psychotherapy, with specific emphasis on the underlying principles and concepts of Arts Psychotherapy.


Course Sequencing and Structure
There are a total of 24 Units plus a 480-hour placement.
Please click here for the course sequencing and structure.

Delivery Format
Course delivery will be through a combination of facilitated classroom training, out of class self directed learning and on-the-job placement.

Each trimester is 13 weeks in duration, consisting of 12 teaching weeks and 1 week of self directed learning.  Students will attend 1 full day and 1 half day per week during each teaching week.

There are 3 subjects per trimester, with 3 trimesters in years 1 & 2, and 2 trimesters in year 3 allowing for completion of assessments and clinical placement in year 3.

  • Year 1, 3 trimesters of 13 weeks each
  • Year 2, 3 trimesters of 13 weeks each
  • Year 3, 2 trimesters of 13 weeks each plus completion of assessments and clinical placement

This qualification have been designed with PACFA eligibility requirements in mind.  Students are eligible to apply for Association membership with PACFA, ACATA, ANZATA and the ACA.


Graduate Pathways
The Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy will cater for:

  • Students with no prior learning in Arts Psychotherapy.
  • Students who have completed an accredited art therapy Diploma or Advanced Diploma and wish to further expand their knowledge in this area.  If you have previously studied an IKON Counselling / Art Therapy VET qualification,  details of applicable credit can be found here.

The Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy provides students with a clear pathway, directly engaging in Arts Psychotherapy for the entirety of their training, and providing a sound undergraduate foundation upon which to build further, higher level training.

The foundational subjects will also provide a solid grounding for other specialised modalities including dramatherapy, and dance/movement therapy, studied at a post graduate level.

In conjunction with the IKON Diploma / Advanced Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma, the Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy provides a progressing academic training pathway that offers individuals a structured method to become an accredited arts psychotherapist.


View the Entry Requirements


Please contact us to register your expression of interest for our 2017 intake.

Download the course brochure here.

Course Curriculum

  • Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy