Do you already have an undergraduate degree and are you interested in gaining a counselling qualification? USQ’s Master of Counselling (Foundations of Practice) is designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills required for counselling practice.
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
$20,230 per year / $40,460 total
About this course
Do you already have an undergraduate degree and are you interested in gaining a counselling qualification? USQ’s Master of Counselling (Foundations of Practice) is designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills required for counselling practice. During this degree you will study counselling frameworks, professional practice and ethics, and counselling assessment and interventions. The knowledge gained from this specialisation is transferable across nursing, psychology, teaching, welfare, human services or allied health practices.
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; and
commit to attend residential schools when enrolled in courses in the Foundations of Practice specialisation.
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.
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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.
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