University of Canberra

Master of Counselling

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

The Master of Counselling provides advanced training in counselling, as well as a pathway to registration with the Australian Counselling Association – the nation’s professional accreditation body for counsellors and psychotherapists. The course places an emphasis on skills development, interactive teaching, experiential learning and self-awareness, supporting the student to: Develop skills in critical thinking, communication, problem solving, and advanced approaches to working with clients. Access experiential, collaborative and holistic approaches to learning, enabling the development of in-depth practical knowledge and skills, self-awareness and reflexivity. Work with diverse range of clients, respecting the importance of social and cultural contexts.Access the most recent and relevant academic conventions and materials to complete a research project. Students will undertake counselling placements within an appropriate agency, while being guided by qualified clinical supervisors and learning from peers.


36 credit points


  • Counselling

Standard entry requirements

Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit, work experience and the number of available places. Applicants must: have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline. Students are required to undergo a National Police check and relevant state-based checks (i.e. Working with Vulnerable People Check, Working With Children Check) as required by each placement agency in order to be accepted for each unit that includes a placement.

Study pathways

Exit awards: Graduate Certificate in Counselling; Graduate Diploma in Counselling. The Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision; and the Graduate Diploma in Counselling are subsumable into the Master of Counselling award.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $38,550
  • Full-time : 2 years

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