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Master of Counselling

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Masters (Coursework)

Fremantle
Accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia and Australian Counselling Association, this degree provides professional training for students who would like to work in the challenging but rewarding area of counselling.
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.

Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Coursework)

Canberra
Entry Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline as approved by the University; demonstrate a minimum of two years relevant experience, paid or voluntary by submission of a CV including 2 referees; and attend a pre-admission interview at the University of Canberra.

Students who have a Graduate Diploma in Community Counselling (UC) or who can demonstrate that they have completed equivalent counselling units at a postgraduate level in an accredited course, will be considered for academic credit for the required units (up to 24cp).

International Tuition Fees
$30,000 per year

Masters (Coursework)

City campus (Sydney)
The two-year, graduate entry coursework Master of Genetic Counselling is the entry-level qualification for work as a genetic counsellor.
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
Graduate Satisfaction
83.90%

Masters (Coursework)

Kensington
The Master of Counselling Social Work is a two-year part-time degree designed for those already employed in the social work field. You will undertake in-depth analysis of your own social work practice and be encouraged to participate in interactive theory seminars.
Duration
2 years part-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Coursework)

Armidale
The Master of Counselling offers an integrative approach to counsellor training and supervision, drawing upon a wide range of theories and evidence-informed practice to equip students with the advanced knowledge and skills-based competencies...
Entry Requirements

A candidate shall:

(a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification; or

(b) hold the 2015-2018 AQF Level 8 Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of New England; or

(c) hold the 2019-onwards AQF Level 8 Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of New England; or

(d) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or AQF Level 9 Masters or AQF Level 10 Doctorate degree in any relevant* discipline; or

(e) satisfy UNE by means of other relevant* professional experience by submitting a Statement of Service from your employer/s and a resume outlining a minimum of three years' full-time (or equivalent) relevant* professional experience and training undertaken in the past 10 years.

*Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to: Counselling, psychology, social work, nursing, teaching, human resources, life coaching, community services, children's services, youth work, care for the aged, care for the disabled, residential client care, welfare studies, human welfare studies, pastoral care and medicine.

Duration
6 years part-time
Study Mode
Online

Masters (Coursework)

Joondalup
Our Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy includes theoretical study, experiential-based skill development and self-reflective clinical practice in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy.
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Coursework)

Canberra
Exceptional research degrees at ANU The Australian National University provides our Master of Philosophy students with a vibrant research community and outstanding program support. When selecting a research program, an institution's reputation is everything.
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
International Tuition Fees
$48,860 total

Masters (Coursework)

Sydney
Are you passionate about helping people? Do you have an innate need to give back to your fellow human? If so, you should consider a Master of Counselling from The University of Notre Dame Australia.
Entry Requirements
  • Applicants must usually hold a first degree or equivalent in a related area and have completed a course in developmental psychology, or equivalent, as determined by the Dean.
  • An applicant who has not completed such a unit will usually be required to complete Notre Dame's Developmental Psychology course in the first semester of the Master of Counselling program.
  • 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 also 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).
  • Applications should be received at least one month prior to commencement. Postgraduate programs at the university are filled on a first-come first-served basis.
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Coursework)

City Flinders
Develop an understanding of the theory and practice of counselling with the Master of Counselling at VU.
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
International Tuition Fees
$28,100 per year / $56,200 total

Masters (Coursework)

Toowoomba
Are you wishing to extend your teaching career into the field of Guidance and Counselling as a guidance officer, guidance counsellor or school counsellor? The Master of Education (Guidance and Counselling) will help prepare you to make this transition.
Entry Requirements
Entry Requirements Approved bachelor degree, or equivalent, in education. Candidates with a bachelor degree, or equivalent, in a non-related discipline may be eligible for entry into USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education. Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4. 0, they may apply for entry into the Master of Education. 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
Intake Months
Feb, Jul, Nov
Duration
1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time
Study Mode
Online, In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$6,560 per year / $9,840 total
Graduate Satisfaction
81.80%

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.