Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Australian College of Applied Psychology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01328A

This program is designed as an advanced (second) training in contemporary counselling and psychotherapy.

Designed for

Graduates with a Bachelor Degree in a cognate field of study


16 coursework units (each with on-campus and online components), 2 applied research units undertaken on a negotiated project, an in depth placement taken over 2 consecutive terms with 240 hours in total of placement (including 80 hours of client contact), and an additional 24 hours of clinical supervision provided in small groups.


  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy

Standard entry requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in a cognate field of study
  • A Counselling Applicant Screening questionnaire
  • 2 referee reports
  • A National Criminal History Record check within 30 days of accepting the offer


The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

Study pathways

Students who have completed ACAP's 2 year Graduate Diploma of Counselling, a 4-year full-time APAC-accredited Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) or a 4-year full-time AASW accredited degree Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), are eligible for up to 50% credit in the Masters course (1 year full-time).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Brisbane Domestic: $37,424
International: $37,424
Melbourne Domestic: $39,296
International: $39,296
Sydney Domestic: $39,296
International: $39,296

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