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Master of Counselling

  • Masters (Coursework)

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$15,840 per year

About this course

The Master of Counselling provides students with advanced professional skills for counselling ministry and for pastoral and spiritual formation. It nurtures the formation of a professional identity and vision suitable for individual and relational counselling. The course equips graduates to engage in supportive and intensive therapies with psychological competence and theological congruence.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) from the Australian Institute of Family Counselling (AIFC) and satisfactory completion of an interview with a designated Coursework Coordinator.

Study locations

Stirling Theological College

What you will learn

Graduates of the Master of Counselling

  1. have expert counselling skills
  2. have knowledge and experience of supervisory leadership and management structures
  3. apply skills to initiate and plan counselling interventions
  4. apply critical self-evaluation and theological reflection to their practice of counselling
  5. apply professional practice in counselling with diverse people in a wide range of contexts including multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environments.

Course structure

The Master of Counselling consists of 144 points comprised of one of the following programs:

1. Counselling Accreditation Program

a) DP9730S The Art of Reconciliation

b) DP9778S Human Development

c) DP9779S Critical Incident Counselling, Trauma and Suicide

d) CT8702S Christ amid life's complexities

e) XP9076S Supervised Counselling Practice Integration (Practicum), to be taken concurrently with XP9077S

f) XP9077S Advanced Counselling Theories, Processes and Strategies, to be taken concurrently with XP9076S

2. Professional Development Program

a) 48 points of Elective units in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

b) CT8702S Christ amid life's complexities

c) XP9076S Supervised Counselling Practice Integration (Practicum), to be taken concurrently with XP9077S

d) XP9077S Advanced Counselling Theories, Processes and Strategies, to be taken concurrently with XP9076S

e) A further 24 points of Foundational, Elective, Praxis or Capstone units.

3. Research Formation Program

a) 48 points of Elective units in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

b) CT8702S Christ amid life's complexities

c) DP9034S / DP9734S Human Research Methodologies

d) RQ9748M Minor Thesis, on a topic that contributes to the course outcomes and is approved by the Academic Dean