Course Description

Develop your knowledge and practical skills to make a real impact in families’ lives with USQ’s Master of Counselling (Child, Youth and Family Therapy). As part of your studies, you’ll gain the required knowledge to work in relationship, family, child and youth counselling, as well as child abuse prevention and intervention.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $20,230 per year full-time, $40,460 total course cost


2 years full time, 4 years part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Psychology postgraduate courses at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 75.8% (national average 72.6%)
Improved skills: 84.8% (national average 80.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.9% (national average 82.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Southern Queensland (USQ). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Psychology postgraduate courses at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 87.3% (national average 81.2%)
Studying full time: 11.8% (national average 15.0%)
Median full time salary: $76,600 (national average $75,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

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.