The Master of Counselling prepares graduates for a career in counselling. This practical program focuses on the counselling relationship as the key feature of effective counselling practice.
Throughout the course critical appraisal of selected counselling literature and research is combined with extensive practical training, building each graduate’s personal and professional capacity for a counselling career. In the second year, students complete a substantial research project addressing counselling theory or practice, or choose to complete the award through coursework and case study. Two supervised placements provide the opportunity to develop skills in assessment, individual and group treatment, working with children and adult clients, working with other professionals and within the supervisory relationship.
When you graduate you may be employed in government and non-government counselling organisations working with adults, children, families and couples. This course will also prepare you for employment in settings requiring individual and group therapy competence.
This course is accredited by Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
Graduates are eligible to apply for intern registration with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and to then work towards clinical registration with PACFA. Graduates are eligible to apply for Level 2 membership with the Australian Counselling Association and then work towards Level 3 / 4 Clinical membership.