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Online learning can offer the flexibility you may need to balance your study commitments with your lifestyle and location. Through online study, you can complete most of Jansen Newman Institute counselling courses and social work courses from anywhere in the country. Completing more than 25% of a JNI course online is an option only available to Australian students.

Here what another student has to say about online study.

JNI’s approach to digital learning combines high-quality study materials with online support from our staff. You’ll be guided through the curriculum and your learning journey, while allowing for independent study. The qualification you receive as an online student is exactly the same as that gained through on-campus study.

Students completing course components online also attend compulsory workshops in person ranging from two to five days. Here you’ll meet lecturers and fellow students and gain the experience and confidence to work effectively as a counsellor, therapist or community service worker.

Our online study options offer:

  • Responsive one-on-one, personalised tutorial support
  • Facilitated communication between students, academics and support staff
  • Participation in group activities, discussion forums, message boards and blogs
  • Subject study guides, relevant textbooks and reference materials
  • Online self-review quizzes to help you monitor your own progress and receive immediate feedback from staff
  • Access to the online library collection
  • Collaborative resources shared through RSS feeds, online library collections, databases and an e-portfolio
  • High-quality curriculum and learning materials, including our state-of-the-art Online Learning Portal

JNI’s Online Learning Portal is a digital extension of our library and educational services. Through the portal you will have 24-hour access to our databases, online catalogue and extensive list of books and online videos. On the portal you’ll also find a range of regularly updated resources to support your studies, such as assignment cover sheets, client consent forms, and ongoing course information.

Course available as online study (ONLY FOR AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS)

CHC51712 Diploma of Counselling 1 year full-time
1.5 years part- time
Diploma of Applied Social Science 1 year full-time
2 years part- time
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) 3 year full-time
6 years part- time
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Service) 3 year full-time
6 years part- time

Case Study 2


Mature Age Part-time
On-Campus Student
Diploma of Counselling

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“I was on campus but still used online stuff, it was great to be able to go back and look at bits that I'd missed in class. Or often if we got into discussion in class, not all the powerpoints were covered so you could do them in your own time. I work 4 days a week and being able to go to class in the evening and study whilst also still earning was a massive attraction to the course. It works really well for me.

"My favourite part of the JNI experience was finding other people as passionate about learning and helping people to talk to and discuss things with. I love learning and this has been such a positive experience."

Andrea's typical study schedule (in a trimester in which she is enrolled in 1 subject):

  • Time on campus:
  • At home online study:
  • Study support:
  • 3 hours per week
  • approximately 7 hours a week
  • learning portal discussion forums approximately 30 mins-1 hour per week but did not use every week