James Cook University JCU

Master of Guidance and Counselling

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Students complete a core program in guidance and counselling, with elective study in chosen areas of education. The Master of Guidance and Counselling provides students with extended knowledge and skills in guidance and counselling, within the education context.

Designed for

Teachers wanting to qualify as school guidance counsellors and others with experience in the human resource sector wishing to work in non-school areas


36 credit points by coursework


  • Guidance and counselling

Standard entry requirements

Completion of a AQF level 7 bachelor degree in education, psychology, social work, law, health or career development.


Australian Counselling Association (ACA). Graduates are eligible for professional membership of the ACA.

Study pathways

Candidates with 2 years of full-time (or equivalent) professional experience or have an AQF Level 8 cognate qualification may be granted credit or recognition of prior learning.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Townsville Domestic: $32,940
International: $45,600
  • Full-time : 1.5
  • Part-time : 3
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5

Further information

This course is also available to international students by offshore external study. For more information: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study.

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