This program offers preparation for a specialised position in counselling for practitioners in the counselling field and social science graduates. It also gives students knowledge, understanding and skills that will contribute to the development and practice of counselling in their professional environment.

Course Fee:

Australian: $33,000
International: $51,300

Entry Requirements:

A completed recognised Bachelor Degree (or higher) in health, education, or human resource management; or Bachelor Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters or Doctorate degree in a different discipline area; or a Bachelor Degree in any discipline with a minimum three years full-time equivalent relevant experience


144 credit points completed over 4 semesters full-time or 6 semesters part-time; students undertake a project over the final 2 semesters.

Subjects you can Study:


Further information:

Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be contacted by QUT to attend an interview to assess their suitability for counselling training. Admission is based on prior studies and interview. Classes are held in the evening.


This course is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association

Who for:

Practitioners in the counselling field, or graduates of social science degrees

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info No Full time 2 years
Kelvin Grove No info No Part time 3 years

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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