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Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Bond University Master of Counselling

The field of social sciences at Bond University has a strong focus on the provision of specialist knowledge and skill to meet industry needs, accreditation requirements, and workplace standards in their courses.

Bond University Master of Counselling

Study at beautiful Bond University!

Within the Bond Faculty of Society & Design and in the division of Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling, the Master of Counselling is designed to provide graduates with expertise in delivery of individualised assessment and therapy procedures suited to the presenting problems which occur in the counselling context.

The Master of Counselling degree extends teaching content across the lifespan and range of presenting issues which impact adversely on the capacity of individuals to function effectively in their day-to-day lives. This degree incorporates coursework, practical experience gained in class and during practicum placement, and research. The teaching curriculum emphasises development of personal competencies, broad-based knowledge, and applied skills required for registered practicing counsellors.

The counselling program draws from a range of theoretical models derived from current research and practice. Graduates complete a number of practicum placements under the supervision of appropriately qualified and experienced supervisors where they gain experience in applying best-practice models which meet the standards for appropriate ethical and professional practice. The philosophy which underpins the processes used to train graduates is embedded in core principles which are considered to guide ethical and professional practice in the counselling context.

The Master of Counselling program at Bond University is designed to train students for work as general or specialist counsellors. Graduates of this program are also suitable for careers as mental health professionals. This program also assists teachers who are interested in developing expertise in the area of counselling.

Program: Master of Counselling
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intake: January
Duration: 1 year

Entry Requirements

Completion of an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, in a related discipline (psychology, education, vocational guidance, allied health, social work, welfare, human services or related fields).

Apply to the Bond University Master of Counselling!

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Find out more about studying counselling at Bond University. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Counselling Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady for more information at rachel@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

OzTREKK orientation at Monash University

OzTREKK Orientations are in place to make sure that you are well prepared, organized and ready to tackle your studies and get the most of your time in Australia and overseas. But sometimes we can’t be in two places at once—even though we try!

Sydney Dental School

Serena, Andrea, and Nicole enjoying dumplings

As part of the OzTREKK Orientations, we usually host a welcome breakfast, lunch or dinner—a great way to meet other new Canadian students, so that you can establish a network and friends right away and help alleviate any homesickness. It’s also a great way to meet upper-year Canadians who can show you the ropes and share their experiences with you so that you know what to expect.

So why do we love our OzTREKK students so much? Because even after they have begun their studies at their Australian university, they are still willing to help new OzTREKK students get settled.

This past March, new OzTREKK Monash University students were treated to a campus tour and lunch, hosted by second-year Monash MBBS student Assia Comella. New Monash students Nicole (Master of Counselling), Serena and Andrea (both MBBS) met on a sunny Sunday and enjoyed a day of sightseeing and a bite to eat in Clayton.

Sydney Dental School

Andrea (MBBS) and Nicole (Master of Counselling)

A big thank you goes out to Assia, for offering your time to help new students. You guys are the reason we love what we do!

About the Monash University Medical School Program

The Monash Medical School’s graduate-entry degree emphasizes clinical communication skills and early clinical contact visits to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals.

Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Location: Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria (approx. 2 hours southeast of Melbourne)
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: September 28, 2015 (Round 2)

Apply to Monash Medical School!

About the Monash University Counselling Program

Program: Master of Counselling
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March and July each year
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Please contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Rachel Brady.

Apply to the Monash University Master of Counselling program!

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Are you interested in studying medicine? Contact OzTREKK Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson for more information about studying at Monash Medical School. Email Sarah at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

About the UQ Master of Counselling

The Master of Counselling at the University of Queensland provides graduate students with an in-depth knowledge base, and practice skills in professional counselling. The program is one of the largest in Australia and has a strong focus on counselling and applied psychotherapy strategies to enhance outcomes for clients struggling with a wide range of challenges. These challenges may vary from intra-personal issues to inter-personal (relationship) and systemic problems. A wide variety of theoretical models are taught with special emphasis on cutting edge brain-based therapies.

UQ Master of Counselling

Study counselling at the University of Queensland

This program is intended for students who desire to develop knowledge, skills and competencies for professional practice in counselling. Graduates will develop the skills to competently serve individuals, couples, families, and groups in the community. This program also promotes the professional status, identity and visibility of counsellors within our community and seeks to extend students’ abilities to consider counselling within the broader social context as well as within individual client work. The staff involved in this program provide global leadership in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.

Reasons to study counselling at UQ

Important issues to consider when choosing to become a professional counsellor at The University of Queensland:

  1. The Master of Counselling is a multi-disciplinary program that is based on the development and use of integrative theoretical approaches to counselling.
  2. It offers full-time and part-time options.
  3. The program seeks to develop a strong sense of community among its students and provide a supportive atmosphere for students.
  4. It recognises and seeks to develop not only skills, but actively encourages personal reflection and understanding of the person as counsellor
  5. It also draws students from other programs into its courses broadening the ability of students to work with other professions.
  6. It offers a comprehensiveness list of courses that will equip students to work among varying groups and in varying situations.
  7. It is taught by lecturers and tutors who also work as practitioners and/or maintain very strong connections to the broader community in a professional capacity.
  8. It seeks to develop in students skills beyond face-to-face counselling that will make the student able to work independently as a counselling practitioner in small organizations and within multi-disciplinary teams.
  9. It seeks to consider counselling across the broad spectrum from mental health promotion to early intervention to therapy.
  10. It offers varied placement experiences.
  11. It seeks to ensure students are able to meet milestones of competence across the period of their study.
  12. It seeks to maintain contact with graduates from the program to enrich the experience of both graduates and new students.

The Master of Counselling provides career opportunities in human service settings:

  • Health
  • Welfare
  • Community services  and Non-Government Organizations
  • Human resources and personnel management
  • Private practice
  • Schools

It is well suited to people who work with individuals, families, groups and communities in many different fields and circumstances:

  • Loss and grief issues
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Violence
  • Sexual abuse
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Crisis
  • Working with children
  • Challenges to health

Program: Master of Counselling
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline for 2016 intake: September 30, 2015

Apply to the UQ Master of Counselling program!

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Would you like more information about studying the Master of Counselling at UQ. Contact OzTREKK Australian Counselling Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady for more information about at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Monash University Master in Counselling applications are open

Monash University Master in Counselling applications for the 2014 intake are now open via OzTREKK!

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

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

Program: Master in Counselling
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March and July each year
Duration: 1.5 years
Application deadline: Please contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Rachel Brady

Entry Requirements

Master in Counselling at Monash University applicants must hold an approved four-year undergraduate qualification, or an approved three-year undergraduate qualification plus two years of relevant work experience. Selection into the program will be based on qualifications, academic merit, relevant work experience, referee reports and/or interviews.

Apply to the Monash University Master in Counselling program!

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For more information about how to become a counsellor, including counselling program entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian Counselling Programs page.

If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Counselling Programs Admissions Officer Rachel Brady:

Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone Rachel toll free at 1 866-698-7355.

Contact OzTREKK for more information about how you can study in Australia and about counselling programs at Australian universities.

 

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

UQ Master of Counselling applications are open

UQ Master of Counselling applications are now open for the 2014 intake via OzTREKK!

The Master of Counselling at the University of Queensland provides graduate students with an in-depth knowledge base and practice skills in professional counselling. This program achieves this through the encouragement of scholarship in counselling, professional skills training and attention to the recognition of the counsellor as a person within counselling. Students are required to complete 200 hours of supervised practice over two semesters.

Program: Master of Counselling
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: September 30, 2013

Entry Requirements

Master of Counselling applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, social welfare, behavioural studies, human services, nursing, the therapies, medicine or related fields. Entry to the program will be considered on the basis of a recognition of previous academic study, experience and personal qualities.

Apply to the UQ Master of Counselling program!

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For more information about how to become a counsellor, including counselling program entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian Counselling Programs page.

If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Counselling Programs Admissions Officer Rachel Brady:

Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone Rachel toll free at 1 866-698-7355.

Contact OzTREKK for more information about how you can study in Australia and about counselling programs at Australian universities.

 

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Australian Counselling program applications are open

Australian counselling program applications are now open for 2014 intake via OzTREKK!

Many students who are interested in undertaking postgraduate counselling degrees have already completed undergraduate studies in psychology or social work. In Canada and most other jurisdictions, the most common entry standard for being registered as a counsellor (regulated or non-regulated) is a master’s degree in counselling.

Two of OzTREKK’s Australian universities offer postgraduate counselling programs for students with an undergraduate degree who wish to practice as counsellors. All of these programs are recognized training courses of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

The following OzTREKK Australian universities offer postgraduate counselling degrees:

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For more information about how to become a counsellor, including counselling program entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian Counselling Programs page.

If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Counselling Programs Admissions Officer Rachel Brady:

Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com, or phone Rachel toll free at 1 866-698-7355.

Contact OzTREKK for more information about how you can study in Australia and about counselling programs at Australian universities.