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Master of Counselling

Program code: 5333
CRICOS code: 048816G

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)

Why study the Master of Counselling

This program will provide students with in depth knowledge and practical skills for a successful career in professional counselling. Taught in collaboration with UQ's School of Psychology, the program is well-established in Australia. It is accredited with both major professional associations, Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). The program has a strong focus on integrative approaches to counselling and applied psychotherapy that seek to effectively and respectfully enhance outcomes for people struggling with a range of challenges. These challenges may vary from intra-personal issues to inter-personal (relationship) and systemic problems across areas from prevention to clinical care.

Summary

  • Program code
    5333
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    32
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    048816G

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree with demonstrated prior learning in the social and behavioural sciences (e.g. in social work, psychology, social welfare, behavioural studies, human services, nursing, therapies, medicine, or related fields).

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Counselling are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Counselling are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Counselling. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

Students will undertake approximately 350 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals and a variety of public and private agencies. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life setting.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • Australian Counselling Association
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

Accreditation body

The Master of Counselling is accredited by:

  • Australian Counselling Association, Psychotherapy And Counselling Federation Of Australia

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $24,848
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Counselling for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Master of Counselling can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Counselling is 5333. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

Irrespective of professional background, entry to the program will be considered on the basis of previous academic study, experience and personal qualities.

Applicants are required to submit a certified copy of their university academic transcripts, a curriculum vitae and a personal statement. Applicants may also be required to undertake an interview as part of the admission process.

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

Late Applications
Late applications may be considered however there is no guarantee of an offer as the program has limited places.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Counselling is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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