Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01032F

The Master of Counselling is a postgraduate coursework degree suited to people from a variety of professional backgrounds such as social work, human resources, social welfare, nursing, psychology, and education. It provides graduates with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in counselling that can be applied in a variety of human service contexts. Students are taught an integrative approach to counselling practice, with a focus on contemporary and evidence-based approaches, group- work, research skills and counselling across the lifespan. In the second year of the program an industry placement is undertaken. An accelerated pathway through the Master of Counselling is available to students who enter with a Bachelor qualification in a cognate discipline area, such as Counselling and Behavioural Science.


  • Must complete a minimum of 400 Units of Credit, which include the following required and elective Courses: 25 Units of Credit from one (1) Core Curriculum Course
  • 300 Units of Credit from twelve (12) compulsory Counselling Courses
  • 75 Units of Credit from three (3) Elective Courses at least two (2) of which must be Research electives.


  • Counselling

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must usually hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Applicants will also be required to demonstrate a suitable degree of mature life experience, including self-awareness, a capacity to relate to others and an understanding of ethical behaviour. Admission also requires a selection interview with a member of the Counselling staff. At the interview the applicant will be required to demonstrate a suitable degree of mature life experience as defined by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
  • Successful applicants will be required to provide a current National Police Clearance.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Fremantle International: $69,966 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
Sydney International: $69,966 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years

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