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University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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Master of Counselling (Alcohol and Drug Studies)

  • Masters (Coursework)

USQ’s Master of Counselling (Alcohol and Drug Studies) specialisation has been developed for those passionate about gaining the practical skills that will allow them to support people struggling with substance misuse and gain an insight into psychoactive drugs.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$20,230 per year / $40,460 total

About this course

USQ’s Master of Counselling (Alcohol and Drug Studies) specialisation has been developed for those passionate about gaining the practical skills that will allow them to support people struggling with substance misuse and gain an insight into psychoactive drugs. You will learn a range of treatment approaches including motivational interviewing and relapse prevention.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements Completion of an Australian university three year bachelor degree in any area (or equivalent) and completion of the Graduate Diploma of Counselling at USQ and: have a grade point average (GPA) of 5 or higher from the courses in the Graduate Diploma of Counselling (USQ) (or equivalent); and provide two satisfactory Referee Reports and a report to address the Selection Criteria indicating the applicant's abilities to successfully undertake the professional and research components of the program; and participate in an interview with a panel of School staff. Staff will also take into account dispositional and behavioural characteristics observed in previous USQ residential schools from the Graduate Diploma in Counselling. There are two different admission requirement processes depending on whether the student is studying stream 1 – the qualifying Master of Counselling, or stream 2, the Master of Counselling (Advanced Practice). English Language Requirements You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6. 5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program. We can help
Level of Study
Bachelor

How to apply

How to apply Apply with USQ Closing dates Applying directly to USQ: Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 28 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020. Credit for previous study or work experience You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Psychology courses at University of Southern Queensland (USQ).
88%
Overall satisfaction
96%
Skill scale
84%
Teaching scale
90.6%
Employed full-time
$77.2k
Average salary