“In a gentle way, you can shake the world”

Mahatma Gandhi

Whether your passion lies in the world of Counselling, Psychotherapy, Arts Therapy, or Early Childhood Education, study with Ikon Institute and you’ll find yourself on a journey towards a deeply rewarding career.

Study online or on-campus

Bachelor of Arts Therapy

Bachelor of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Enquire now for Trimester 3, 2024 (september)

Get in touch today!

A new life-altering career awaits…

Whether you choose to become an Arts Therapist, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, or Early Childhood Teacher, our degrees will help open the door to a meaningful career. At the end of our dynamic and inspiring program, you’ll walk away with the experience and ingrained skills to profoundly change lives for the better.


Behaviour Support Practitioner

Ikon Graduate

After a career in Sales & Client Management, Ryan changed careers to become a Behaviour Support Practitioner. Ryan now provides positive behaviour support services to children and adults with complex needs.



Ikon Graduate

Isabelle works as a Psychotherapist in a private practice. She provides support to people with issues concerning self-esteem, relationships and intimacy, somatic difficulties such as chronic illness and pain, grief and loss, along with anxiety, depression and emotional stress.


Early Childhood Educator

Ikon Graduate

After completing the Diploma of Early Childhood Education, Natalie began working at the same location where she did her work placement. She is currently studying to complete her Bachelor’s and become a qualified Early Childhood Teacher.

Why Ikon?

As an Institute of Higher education that is dedicated to propelling students toward more meaningful careers, we pride ourselves on our values as an institute and a community.

Endless Curiosity

We value discovery over knowing. We pride ourselves on staying open-minded, vulnerable, and inquisitive. As a business and as individuals, we know we don’t have all the answers. We invite questions and we actively listen and explore, to help us improve and grow.

Deeply Ambitious

We are extremely passionate about what we do. By guiding others to find their own fulfilment and success, we in turn realise our own dreams. We are driven to maximise our impact, in our community and in the world, through the pursuit of better and we never stop honing our craft.

Future Focused

We constantly look beyond ourselves to ensure that we remain relevant, progressive, and inspiring. We stay aware of the global landscape, education trends, environmental matters, and social issues. We continually innovate and stay connected to what matters to our community.

Positively Different

Our diverse cultures, backgrounds and individual ways of thinking makes us stronger as a whole. As a business and a community, we are united by shared values and passion. We fiercely protect the need to respect and celebrate our unique qualities and ideas.

Self Discovery

We believe the biggest transformations come from within. Through learning to help others, we learn about ourselves. We see a student’s interaction with us as a journey ventured together into new territory, intellectually and emotionally. We arm the individual with the tools to carve their own unique path.

Human At Heart

We always put people first. Our courses are about human interactions and helping others. We know minds are most receptive when they feel respected and safe. We display an exceptional level of care, empathy, and support to all members of our community.

Your Dream. Supported.

Our degrees are ambitious and require you to give your all. But you’ll be supported at every stage of your journey with us and beyond. Before you even begin, we make sure the program is aligned to your goals, abilities, and your mindset. You’ll then have unmatched access to our dedicated support crew and academic staff. We believe it pays to have experts in human care rallying behind your success.

Boutique learning experiences.

As a specialist institute, we deliver world-leading instruction with the luxury of more intimate class sizes. We believe minds absorb best when people feel comfortable and heard. We have a range of electives that you can curate around your individual passions, and you’ll have the opportunity to get to know your educators.

Globally aware, community driven.

The world has never been more connected or motivated by common beliefs. At Ikon, we stay eyes-wide-open to issues impacting our community and our world. Everything that matters to you – from social justice to human rights to sustainability – is interwoven into the specialist content we teach.

Potential unearthed.

Through your journey at Ikon, you’ll uncover just as much about your own potential as you’ll develop the ability to really understand and connect with others. There is no more rewarding feeling than getting to see what you’re really made of as you positively impact other lives. Our degrees are built for those who want to nurture their intellect but also deeply reward the soul.

Feed your intellect. Nourish your soul.

Our degrees explore deeper, challenge more and ultimately reward you on a more holistic level. Our unique approach takes you on a journey where you’ll learn as much about yourself as you will about positively impacting the world through changing the lives of others.

FEE-Help Approved Degrees

Ikon’s courses are priced by subject or module. Students are able to pay via any of the options below:

  1. Tuition fees deferred via the Australian Government FEE-HELP loan scheme (if eligible).
  2. Payment upfront in advance of each trimester.
  3. Payment upfront in advance of each trimester and partially by tuition fees deferred via FEE-HELP  


Ikon’s higher education courses are approved for FEE-HELP. For more information about FEE-HELP, visit the StudyAssist website.

What Our Students Say

Ikon’s highly qualified academics deliver an exceptional curriculum integrating both theory and practice to emerging counselling psychotherapists, I would like to thank Ikon’s dedicated staff both in Melbourne as well as the Head Office who were extremely supportive throughout my degree…


Ikon Graduate

Ikon made me feel really prepared for entering into the workforce due to their high emphasis on practice sessions between the students. Within the first few months we were already practicing the skills as we learned them. This gave me the confidence to start working right away.


Ikon Graduate

Ready to apply?

Applications are now open for Trimester 3 2024 (September)

© 2022 Proteus Technologies Pty Ltd trading as the Ikon Institute of Australia.
ABN: 95 112 989 581 | CRICOS NO. 03581E | TEQSA NO. PRV14055.