Master of Counselling (Domestic Students) Postgraduate Program By University of Canberra |Top Universities
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Program overview

Main Subject

Psychology

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

The Master of Counselling provides advanced training, as well as a pathway to full registration as a clinical practitioner with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). This course focuses on skills development, interactive teaching, experiential learning and self-awareness. It includes clinical practice across varied settings, and students will undertake relevant project work and applied research units too, becoming equipped to work across a range of public, private and community sector organizations in areas such as health, individual and family support services, addiction counselling, youth work, grief, disability and mental health. Students will demonstrate competence in a range of counselling skills, including collaborative goal setting, empathy, reflective listening, assessment, change and clinical interventions. 

Program overview

Main Subject

Psychology

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

The Master of Counselling provides advanced training, as well as a pathway to full registration as a clinical practitioner with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). This course focuses on skills development, interactive teaching, experiential learning and self-awareness. It includes clinical practice across varied settings, and students will undertake relevant project work and applied research units too, becoming equipped to work across a range of public, private and community sector organizations in areas such as health, individual and family support services, addiction counselling, youth work, grief, disability and mental health. Students will demonstrate competence in a range of counselling skills, including collaborative goal setting, empathy, reflective listening, assessment, change and clinical interventions. 

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

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7+
185+
65+

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline as approved by the University; demonstrate a minimum of two years relevant experience, paid or voluntary by submission of a CV including 2 referees; and attend a pre-admission interview at the University of Canberra.


Students who have a Graduate Diploma in Community Counselling (UC) or who can demonstrate that they have completed equivalent counselling units at a postgraduate level in an accredited course, will be considered for academic credit for the required units (up to 24cp).


Additional Admission Requirements


Students are required to undergo a Working with Vulnerable People check and police check to be accepted for placement by an agency to meet the requirements of the Counselling Placement and Supervision unit, Advanced Counselling Skills unit and Supervision Field Experience unit.


Applicants must submit a letter of application detailing relevant experience and addressing the knowledge assumed necessary for enrolment.


Applicants with a Graduate Diploma of Counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychology will be eligible for 24cp in the Master's course (Articulation agreement currently being completed by ACAP).

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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

13,368 AUD
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International Students

0 AUD
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The University of Canberra is a young, vibrant and pragmatic university based in Canberra – Australia’s capital city. We’re a place where ideas are born, creativity is explored and opportunity is created.

Whether it’s fostering innovation, meeting health-care needs, solving environmental challenges or equipping the leaders of the future, our University is an embodiment of our city. Though our home is in Canberra, our global connections are deep and far reaching through our research, business connections, alumni networks and partnerships.

With a real-world, practical approach to education and deeply embedded work-based learning, our graduates enjoy a 90 per cent employment rate and higher starting salaries than the Australian university average. Many of our 86,000 alumni hold influential positions in public and private sectors in 120 countries.

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