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Master in Counselling for 2014

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Why study Master in Counselling?

The Master in Counselling is an innovative skill-based program suited to professional people with an interest in counselling. The program attracts people from a variety of professions such as human resources, health, social welfare and education.

The Master in Counselling provides a professional qualification and real-life counselling experience for people who may not be practising as psychologists or social workers.

The program aims to provide you with: advanced knowledge about major counselling approaches, training in counselling practice an understanding of ethical and professional issues relating to the counselling profession. An integral component of the program is the supervised professional placement which includes contact and non-contact hours.

You will spend the equivalent of 35 days undertaking professional placement. You normally start your placement in Second Semester (July), although you may choose to begin your non-contact hours in first semester. Non-contact hours includes any duty associated with the placement centre that is not counselling. Examples include: administrative duties, observation of groups or activities, writing case notes, research into a particular case or attending meetings. Contact hours include client counselling or discussions about clients with colleagues involved in counselling those clients. Placements offer valuable professional experience and the opportunity for students to establish contacts in the field of counselling psychology.

For more information on the course structure visit the coursemap page.

Please note: Students who are eligible for advanced standing must commence the program in Semester 1. It is not possible for students with advanced standing to commence in Semester 2. Please contact the Faculty for further information.

Professional recognitions

Australian

Australian Counselling Association (ACA) recognised training course.

Domestic

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Commonwealth supported place not offered for this course.

Domestic fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 24,200 AUD

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time
  • Off-campus: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Education

Course code: 3236

CRICOS code: 065140F

Find out more

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Contact

Course Enquiries
Tel: 1800 MONASH
(1800 666 274)
monash.edu/education

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

1.5 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 29,200 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time
  • Off-campus: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Education

Course code: 3236

CRICOS code: 065140F

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

An approved three-year bachelors degree with a credit average in the final year or have qualifications or experience that the faculty considers to be equivalent to, or a satisfactory substitute for, the above.

Advanced standing:

Credit may be granted for the first two units of this program whereby students may achieve the master's degree by completing four units in one year. Students applying for advanced standing must demonstrate the equivalent of an approved 4th year qualification completed at Monash University or at another tertiary Institution, including overseas universities.

Advanced standing may also be granted for nonacademic work. Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements and who can provide evidence of a minimum of two years full-time relevant work experience will be granted credit for the first two units.

Applicants should also meet the faculty's English Language Requirements.

Extra requirements

All applicants must submit a Master in Counselling Professional Referee Report Form. For more information please visit the How to apply for a Postgraduate course webpage.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

An approved three-year bachelors degree with a credit average in the final year or have qualifications or experience that the faculty considers to be equivalent to, or a satisfactory substitute for, the above.

Advanced standing:

Credit may be granted for the first two units of this program whereby students may achieve the master's degree by completing four units in one year. Students applying for advanced standing must demonstrate the equivalent of an approved 4th year qualification completed at Monash University or at another tertiary Institution, including overseas universities.

Advanced standing may also be granted for nonacademic work. Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements and who can provide evidence of a minimum of two years full-time relevant work experience will be granted credit for the first two units.

English language requirements: See the English Language Requirements web page

English requirements for international students

See the English Language Requirements web page

Special entry requirements

All applicants must submit a Master in Counselling Professional Referee Report Form. For more information please visit the How to apply for a Postgraduate course webpage.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

This course currently doesn't have places available for mid-year entry.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

  • At a glance

  • Career opportunities

    Graduates work in a variety of fields including careers counselling, education, child and family services, child protection services, child psychology, health policy, counselling, family counselling, health services management, and rehabilitation counselling. The Master in Counselling is a recognised training course of the Australia Counselling Association (ACA).

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