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Master of Counselling

  • Masters (Coursework)

Tailor-made for working professionals, this flexible masters attracts graduates who are already working in the teaching, counselling, nursing, social work or other related professions and want to become a counsellor or to advance their counselling...

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Feb
Domestic Fees
$7,848 per year

About this course

Tailor-made for working professionals, this flexible masters attracts graduates who are already working in the teaching, counselling, nursing, social work or other related professions and want to become a counsellor or to advance their counselling qualification. This programme provides opportunities to examine and develop the inter-related components essential to effective counselling practice - theory, research, advanced skills and reflexivity. If you are a teacher, social worker or professional in a related field, this programme will enable you to become a professional counsellor. If you are an experienced counsellor, the Master of Counselling will provide you with an opportunity to advance your skills and research capabilities and gain a highly regarded postgraduate qualification.

Study locations

Epsom

Course structure

The programme includes lectures, discussions, student presentations, skills laboratories, seminars, workshops, group work, individual investigation and self-directed study. Practicum work in community settings is supervised on-site by counselling practitioners and overseen by University staff. Your research portfolio will be guided by at least one supervisor.

120-point programme: 120 points: Research Portfolio (PROFCOUN 797)*

240-point programme:

  • 90 points: Counselling Laboratory (PROFCOUN 701), The Counselling Process (PROFCOUN 705), Cultural Issues in Counselling (PROFCOUN 706), Professional Issues in Counselling (PROFCOUN 708), Research and Counselling (PROFCOUN 709)
  • 30 points from Education Professional Studies, Education, Professional Counselling, Professional Supervision, Social Work Health Practice, or a 700-level course in another subject as approved by the Associate Dean (Postgraduate)
  • 120 points: Research Portfolio (PROFCOUN 797)*

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*The prerequisite Research and Counselling (PROFCOUN 709) must be completed before enrolment in this course.