Master of Counselling

Master of Counselling

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: December 1
Processing time: 30 days
Full-time, Part-time, Distance & online learning
Intakes: February 11
International tuition: A$29,000
Domestic tuition: A$9,359

Program overview

Study a Master of Counselling at UC and you will: work holistically in a number of community settings with a diverse range of clients, respecting the importance of social and cultural contexts access the most recent and relevant academic conventions and materials develop skills in critical thinking, communication, problem solving and project management experience the experiential, collaborative and holistic approaches to learning, enabling you to develop in-depth practical knowledge and skills, self-awareness and reflexivity fulfil the requirements towards eligibility for professional counselling association membership.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus
Completely online



  • PTE
Admission 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). Additional Admission Requirements Students are required to undergo a Working with Vulnerable People check and police check to be accepted for placement by an agency to meet the requirements of the Counselling Placement and Supervision unit, Advanced Counselling Skills unit and Supervision Field Experience unit. Applicants must submit a letter of application detailing relevant experience and addressing the knowledge assumed necessary for enrolment. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma of Counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychology will be eligible for 24cp in the Master's course (Articulation agreement currently being completed by ACAP). Assumed Knowledge Applicants are expected to demonstrate a level of mature life experience and self-awareness shown by the capacity to reflect on and learn from experience, including being open to positive and challenging feedback. English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an Overall Academic IELTS score of 7.0 with no band score less than 7.0.

Career opportunities

Counsellor Psychotherapist Researcher Youth worker Social worker Community educator Welfare worker Mediation facilitator Private practitioner Family counsellor Relationship counsellor Rehabilitation counsellor Prison counsellor Financial counsellor Telephone counsellor School guidance counsellor Trauma specialist counsellor Drug and alcohol counsellor Bereavement counsellor

Campus location

Bruce , Australia

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