Master of Guidance and Counselling

James Cook University JCU

Students undertake study by coursework to complete a core program in guidance and counselling, and additional 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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $32,280
International: $45,600

Entry Requirements:

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

Structure:

36 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Guidance and counselling

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.

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.

Recognition:

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

Who 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

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Townsville No info Yes Part time 3 years
Townsville No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Townsville No info Yes Online

Study for life

JCU’s commitment to providing you with the skills needed to be job-ready is consistently rewarded with a five-star rating for ‘full-time graduate employment’ (The Good Universities Guide 2018). JCU graduates are also leading the way in employer satisfaction, receiving the highest rating in a national report (QILT 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey).

University study areas

  • Arts (Social Sciences)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Dentistry
  • Diploma of Higher Education
  • Education 
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Practice
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medicine
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Planning
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Veterinary Science

Flexible learning options

You can choose an on-campus university lifestyle, study online and externally, or combine the two options. Within your degree, you also have the flexibility to enrol in a major from one discipline while broadening your knowledge by taking electives from other JCU disciplines. 

As part of your degree, you may also have the exciting opportunity to study overseas with one of JCU's many partner universities.

Campus locations

JCU is a multi-campus institution with our main campuses in the tropical cities of Cairns, Singapore and Townsville. A Russo Higher Education-run campus in Brisbane offers courses for international students and we have study centres in Mount Isa, Thursday Island and Mackay.

Progressive facilities

Huge investments in university infrastructure ensure you enjoy modern facilities, including: 

  • Technologically advanced lecture theatres that support teaching and learning 
  • A dental clinic
  • A variety of vet and dry laboratories 
  • Speech and language clinic
  • Exercise physiology and movement analysis labs
  • Veterinary hospital
  • Modern libraries
  • Computer labs 
  • Recording studio
  • Lighting studio
  • Art galleries
  • Accommodation halls of residence.

Field work at amazing locations

JCU’s access to the most spectacular and diverse natural laboratories in the world offer advantages to you that cannot be overstated. Field site environments for research on coral reefs, tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, woodland savannahs and the arid outback are all available in

our backyard. The university has field research stations available for field trips, study and research, including: 

  • JCU Fletcherview Research Station
  • JCU Orpheus Island Research Station
  • JCU Veterinary Teaching Resource Centre (Malanda)
  • JCU Daintree Rainforest Observatory.

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