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Bachelor of Trauma and Healing

Bachelors Degree

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The Bachelor of Trauma and Healing responds to the increasing interest within both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities regionally, nationally and internationally, for courses which address the effects of trauma and which facilitate skills to support healing. Students will be provided with an informed education of the origins and effects of trauma. They will also be provided with a learning pathway to develop the skills and insight to deal with social and emotional trauma in various interpersonal and professional contexts.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

demonstrate a command of theories of trauma and healing using a diverse set of conceptual frameworks.


apply critical analysis, reasoning and reflexivity to Indigenous and other diverse cultural contexts.

Ethical practice

investigate and evaluate issues with reference to professional practice and ethical conventions.

Knowledge of a discipline

demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to interact in a culturally competent way in Indigenous and other cultural diverse communities.

Lifelong learning

work collaboratively with others to achieve mutually agreed outcomes.

Communication and social skills

demonstrate a command of one discipline within health and human sciences, humanities, law or education.

Cultural competence

Data conversion

Several majors from across the University are available that complement the core units of this degree, enabling students to tailor the course to suit their area of interest. Student can also select units to complete specialisations in counselling, cultural studies and environmental science.

Majors include:

  • Communication and Cultural Studies
  • Education
  • Indigenous Australian Studies
  • Law and Justice
  • Organisational Management
  • Psychology
  • Sustainability.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Lismore Session 1 , Session 2 337101 057101


We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

  1. To be eligible for the award of the Bachelor of Trauma and Healing degree a candidate shall successfully complete not less than twenty-four (24) units comprising:
    1. all units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units; and
    2. any eight (8) units from Part B of the Schedule of Units; and
    3. another eight (8) units from Part B of the Schedule of Units, or any eight units from Part C of the Schedule of Units, or the Psychology Major, or any University-Wide Major.
  2. A candidate who, while enrolled for the Bachelor of Trauma and Healing:
    1. has successfully completed eight (8) units from Part A of the Schedule of Units, may elect to be awarded the Diploma of Trauma and Healing following withdrawal from candidature for the Bachelor Degree; or
    2. has successfully completed sixteen (16) units comprising all units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units and any four (4) units from Part B of the Schedule of Units, and any four (4) units from Part B and/or Part C of the Schedule of units not being Units previously completed, may elect to be awarded the Associate Degree of Trauma and Healing following withdrawal from candidature for the Bachelor Degree.

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Level of learning Notes

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes

Part A

BIO01302 Human Anatomy Introductory
BHS11001 Introduction to Psychology I Introductory
HEA10200 Trans- and Intergenerational Trauma Introductory
HEA10204 Secondary Traumatisation Introductory
BIO00307 Human Physiology Introductory
BHS11002 Introduction to Psychology II Introductory
HEA10201 The Biological Effects of Traumatic Stress Introductory
HEA10203 Healing Childhood Traumatisation Introductory

Part B

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
CSL00416 Cultural and Spiritual Well-Being Intermediate
SOC00417 Race and Racism Advanced
HEA10202 The Story of Healing/Indigenous Healing Introductory
CUL00401 Indigenous World-Views Introductory
CUL00409 The Mental Health of Australian Indigenous Peoples Introductory
SOC10205 Indigenous Research Theory and Practice Introductory
CUL00412 Indigenous Ways of Cultural Expression Introductory
CUL00408 Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples Intermediate
CUL00420 History of Invasion of Aboriginal Nations Advanced
CUL00402 Contemporary Australian Indigenous Issues Intermediate
CUL00413 Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples Intermediate
LAW00215 Dispute Resolution and Aboriginal Communities Introductory
SOY00419 Caring for Kuntri: Indigenous Environmental Management Advanced

Part C

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
HLT10115 Relaxation and Therapeutic Massage Introductory
HLT10116 Advanced Therapeutic Massage: Lymphatic Technique and Physical Activity Introductory
HLT10117 Advanced Therapeutic Massage: Myofascial Techniques Advanced
HLT00257 History and Foundations of Herbal Medicine Introductory
NUT00214 Food and Nutrition in Health Introductory
LAW00059 Welfare Law Intermediate
LAW00529 Restorative Justice Intermediate
LAW00526 International Criminal Justice Advanced
LAW10171 Mediating Across Cultures Introductory
COM10001 Effective Communication Introductory
NUT00330 Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity Intermediate
HEA00331 Principles of Behaviour in Physical Activity Introductory
HMS00202 Principles and Practices of Sport and Exercise Science Introductory
EDU10514 Understanding Children and Young People Introductory
TCH10515 Play and Pedagogies in the Early Years Introductory
TCH10516 Constructions of Childhood Introductory
EDU10130 Sociology of Children, Family and Communities Intermediate
HUM00270 Doing Cultural Studies Introductory
HUM00271 Unruly Subjects: Citizenship Introductory
HUM00272 Space, Place and Travel Intermediate
CUL00210 Australia, Asia and the World Introductory
HUM00273 Borderlands: Identity, Culture and Belonging Advanced
SOC10400 Gender, Sexuality and Culture Intermediate
BHS20006 Social Psychology Advanced
BHS30003 Development across the Lifespan Intermediate
BHS30006 Behaviour Change Intermediate
BHS30007 Health Psychology Introductory
BIO00202 Ecology Introductory
BIO00213 Plant Identification and Conservation Intermediate
ENV10656 Extension and Professional Practice in Natural Resource Management Advanced
BIO10187 Global Environmental Issues Introductory
BIO00244 Protected Area Management Advanced
CMM10471 Nursing and Health Promotion Intermediate
CMM10469 Enquiry and Critique in Health Intermediate
SOY10105 Introduction to Social Welfare Introductory
CSL10297 Issues of Protection Intermediate
CSL10242 Trauma Informed Practice Intermediate


Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
BHS20001 Psychological Assessment Intermediate
BHS20006 Social Psychology Advanced
BHS20007 Learning and Memory Advanced
BHS20008 Quantitative Methods in Psychology Intermediate
BHS30001 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology Advanced
BHS30002 Abnormal Psychology Intermediate
BHS30003 Development across the Lifespan Intermediate
BHS30004 Biological Psychology Advanced