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Graduate Counselling Programs in Australia

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Bond University Graduate Counselling Programs

Program Overview - Master of Counselling

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University and Faculty: Bond University
Faculty of Society & Design
Program: Master of Counselling
University Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
City Population: 550,000
Student Population: 4,500
Campus Location: Robina, Gold Coast, Queensland
Program Duration: 1 year full time
(three semesters in total)
Semester Intake: January each year
Next Intake: January 2019
Est. Indicative Annual Tuition: $31,968 AUD (2017)
Entry Requirements: completion of an approved undergraduate degree

The Faculty of Society & Design at Bond University is one of Australia’s most innovative. The faculty is dedicated to applying the latest theory, research and sustainable practices to its programs. With a strong focus on practical experience, students will be offered a range of Australian and international internships, ensuring they are workplace ready. The faculty prides itself on offering a challenging academic environment with direct access to lecturers, encouraging students to widen their sense to what is humanly possible.

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.

Within the Bond Faculty of Society & Design and in the field of Social Sciences, 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 (i.e., childhood, adolescence, and adulthood) a nd 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.


Unique Features of the Program

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

Practica are an integral part of this program. Students work in a counselling setting for a total of 200 hours.

The Counselling program at Bond University assists its graduates to meet the professional challenges they will confront in the field by ensuring that their skills extend beyond talk therapy to methods for treatment development and application.

  • Training in the scientist-practitioner model
  • Respect for the client-counsellor bond at all times
  • Emphasis is on idiographic understanding of client presenting issues
  • Non-manualised therapies designed to enhance client competencies


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

Completion of an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, in a related discipline.


Application Deadline: There is no official application deadline. It is recommended that students from Canada apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Charlynn Lecompte

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