Master of Play Therapy

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

This program is designed to enhance the knowledge and practice skills of education, nursing, allied health and social work professionals to work with children and adolescents, through the therapeutic use of play.

Course Fee:

Australian: $42,064

Entry Requirements:

An approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification; Supporting statement the outlines your reasons for studying play therapy; Criminal History Check: students must have cleared a Police Check and/or Working With Children Check before they can undertake some of the assignments. Students whose Police Check and/or Working With Children Check are not cleared will not be able to undertake some of the assignments and will not therefore be able to complete the requirements of the course.


5 core units, 2 units of supervised practice, 2 units of research and 3 electives

Subjects you can Study:

Children's medicine and health


Australasia Pacific Play Therapy Association.

Related Careers:

Early Childhood Educator,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Casuarina No info Yes Part time 4 years
Casuarina No info Yes Full time 2 years
Casuarina No info Yes Online
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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