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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

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Master of Education (School Guidance and Counselling)

  • Masters (Coursework)

ideal for current teachers seeking a qualification in school guidance and counselling leads to employment in a school setting from Prep to Year 12 equips graduates to lead a comprehensive student support and wellbeing agenda in a school Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens...

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
EU73
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jan, Jun
Domestic Fees
$4,000 per year / $6,000 total
International Fees
$29,800 per year / $44,700 total

About this course

  • ideal for current teachers seeking a qualification in school guidance and counselling
  • leads to employment in a school setting from Prep to Year 12
  • equips graduates to lead a comprehensive student support and wellbeing agenda in a school
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

Study locations

Kelvin Grove

What you will learn

The course is designed to build on your existing knowledge and professional experience to deepen your understanding school guidance and counselling theory, research and practice.

Flexible delivery

You may study the course full-time or part-time. Most units in the School Guidance and Counselling study area are offered in the internal and online/external mode, with all study materials available online. This program also includes block units, which are usually held before semester begins and require your compulsory attendance on campus for one-week of intensive study, during Queensland school holidays.

Assessment items or practicum

This course includes a practicum unit to provide the opportunity for you to apply your learnings under the supervision of guidance practitioners in schools.

Career pathways

Careers and outcomes

Guidance officers or guidance counsellors provide an array of specialised services to school communities. They lead and implement a comprehensive student support and wellbeing agenda within schools by working with students, school personnel, families and child/adolescent support specialists and organisations. Their work can include:

  • counselling for educational, behavioural, vocational, personal, social, family, and mental health and wellbeing issues
  • psychoeducational assessment
  • leading verification and education adjustment processes to support students with identified impairments
  • career development and advice for students
  • student case management
  • leadership and support in responding to complex and challenging circumstances including student protection matters, critical incidents, mental health issues, and suicide prevention and postvention support.
Professional recognition

The Master of Education (School Guidance and Counselling) is approved by the Australian Counselling Association. Graduates are eligible to join the Australian Counselling Association.

The study area is also recognised by Education Queensland, Catholic Education, and Independent Schools as a guidance officer qualification in Queensland schools. Please consult other states' registering authorities if you are seeking employment outside of Queensland.

Early exit

You can exit the course with a Graduate Certificate in Education following completion of any four masters units.