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Admission Requirements

A completed Bachelor of Nursing with a credit or higher average.

An Honours Supplementary Form must be completed as part of your application. This form can be found at:
http://www.canberra.edu.au/current-students/forms

Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
71.90%

Masters (Coursework)

If your ambition is to make a positive difference to the lives of children and adolescents, then this is the …

Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$6,566 per year
International Tuition Fees
$40,000 per year
Graduate Satisfaction
87.00%

Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Counselling prepares graduates for a career in counselling.
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Financial Support
Austudy
Graduate Satisfaction
66.70%

Bachelor

This four-year double degree is designed to allow students to pursue their areas of interest in both Arts and Health Sci…
Entry Requirements
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Courses
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
78.10%

Masters (Coursework)

This course provides training in family therapy with a focus on supervision of family work and integrating family therap…
Entry Requirements
Health sciences courses
Graduate Satisfaction
81.80%

Masters (Coursework)

The two-year, graduate entry coursework Master of Genetic Counselling is the entry-level qualification for work as a gen…
Entry Requirements
Admission requirements Admission requirements Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. Applicants must have completed either: an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline such as science, biomedical science, health science, social work, psychology, medicine, or related discipline, or an undergraduate degree in any discipline and documented relevant work experience including clear evidence of career development, professional writing, and professional achievement or practice comparable to that expected of undergraduate degree holders in cognate disciplines. In addition to one of the above, applicants must have also completed the following subjects at a tertiary level within the last 10 years and must provide relevant subject outlines with their application: one biology subject (to first-year undergraduate level) one human genetics subject (to second- or third-year undergraduate level, or equivalent). For prerequisite checking, students must provide a copy of the subject or unit descriptions from the university handbook (or equivalent) of the university where they completed the subjects. If students are unsure whether the previous study meets prerequisite requirements, they can submit the subject outlines for pre-assessment via email. Applicants must also provide the following. At least two, and no more than three written references as evidence of relevant voluntary/paid work experience in a caring role. Referees may include: teacher/lecturer/academic, employer/supervisor of paid work, supervisor of peer counselling/volunteer work/placement. Referees should include a statement regarding how long they have known the applicant and the capacity in which they know the applicant. Referees are asked to comment on the applicant's character, ability, and suitability to be a genetic counsellor. The references should be submitted as a PDF and, where possible, include the signature of the referee. A personal statement of up to 1000 words. The personal statement should describe the skills and qualities applicants bring to a career in genetic counselling and explain how they meet the selection criteria. Applicants should also include a statement confirming that this is their own work. Selected applicants are required to undertake a short interview with a panel and final offers are dependent upon interview rank. Applicants are assessed in the areas of communication skills, interpersonal skills, interest in genetic counselling, and commitment to genetic counselling as a career. Professional and clinical requirements All successful applicants are required to: acquire a Working With Children Check and an Australian National Police Check complete a series of NSW Health forms including a Code of Conduct, and demonstrate evidence of protection against a number of specified infectious diseases. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7. 0 overall with a writing score of 7. 0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5. 0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. International students International applicants, in addition to the above requirements, are required to obtain a police certificate/criminal clearance from every country they have resided in. If a country does not issue police certificates/criminal clearances, applicants are required to complete a Statutory Declaration for Overseas Students. Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international stude
Duration
2 years full-time

Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Counselling provides students with a range of counselling skills that can be applied across work settin…

Duration
3 years part-time
Domestic Tuition Fees
$31,400 per year
Graduate Satisfaction
85.90%

Bachelor

Find out about studying a Bachelor of Education ( Primary ) at James Cook University (JCU)
Intake Months
Jan, Jan, Feb, Feb, Mar, Mar, Jul, Jul, Sep, Sep, Oct, Oct
Duration
4 years full-time
Study Mode
Online, In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$6,550 per year / $26,200 total

Masters (Coursework)

Accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, this degree provides professional training for …
Entry Requirements
Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree. Applicants will also be required to demonstrate a suitable degree of mature life experience, including self-awareness, a capacity to relate to others and an understanding of ethical behaviour. Admission requires a selection interview with a member of the Counselling staff. At the interview the applicant will be required to demonstrate a suitable degree of mature life experience as defined by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). Successful applicants will be required to provide a current National Police Clearance.
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Financial Support
Austudy

Bachelor

Undertake communication studies with an emphasis on digital innovation, industry placements and connections. Take advant…
Entry Requirements
Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

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Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

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Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 3 Selection rank 96 OP 3 Selection rank 96 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 11 Selection rank 77 OP 11 Selection rank 77 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 14 Selection rank 70 OP 13 Selection rank 72

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$7,200 per year / $21,600 total
International Tuition Fees
$31,400 per year / $94,200 total
Graduate Satisfaction
82.30%

Master of Counselling overview

The Master of Counselling allows students to utilise their knowledge of theory in practice. Monash University is an example of this, providing extensive workplace placement to students so they might see the relevance of the curriculum as they progress. Unlike the certificates and diplomas, the coursework is more rigorous, requiring more contact hours and regular meetings with a supervisor through the two-year duration.

Employment options

Graduates from this program can expect a greater depth of counselling opportunities than the certificate and diploma level courses. The experience gained throughout makes trauma counselling a solid choice, as fresh graduates will have gained knowledge of how best to utilise their knowledge in a tactful manner. This particular line of work is well-suited to ambitious individuals wishing to open their own practice.

Another sound choice would be as a relationship counsellor. Family Relationships, a government-sponsored initiative, utilise graduates from these programs to help severed families come to agreements for the sake of their children.

The list of specialisations mentioned here are all equally viable opportunities for Master of Counselling graduates.

Scholarships and funding

Counselling-specific scholarships are rare, but there are general opportunities available. These often have esoteric requirements, however. ANU offers the John Monash Scholarship, for instance; this is a scholarship for master level students planning to study overseas. Other scholarships with different requirements are available, but aspirants are urged to consider the often-unique entry requirements.

Prerequisites and selection process

Entrants can be from any prior bachelor level degree, but as with the certificates and diplomas, prior experience is helpful. In the case of Monash University, just two years of experience can reduce the time it takes to complete the degree by up to a full year.

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