|University and Faculty:||University of Queensland
Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences
|Program:||Master of Counselling|
|University Location:||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|City Population:||2.1 million|
|Campus Location:||St. Lucia, Brisbane|
|Program Duration:||2 years full time|
|Semester Intake:||February each year|
|Next Intake:||February 2018|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$23,664 AUD (2017)|
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. The program provides career opportunities in human service settings and is well suited to people who work with individuals, families, groups and communities in many different fields and circumstances, such as loss and grief issues, mental health and well-being, domestic violence, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol issues, and relationship issues.
The 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 the community and seeks to extend students' abilities to consider counselling within the broader social context as well as within individual client work.
Students will complete 200 hours of supervised practice over two semesters. Students also undertake a major piece of work such as an action research project associated with one of their placements.
The program is a recognized training course of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
Master of Counselling at the University of Queensland 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.
The applicant is also required to submit two referee reports and complete the Master of Counselling application form that ascertains suitability for the program. Please contact Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston for more information about these forms.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Shannon Tilston
Application Deadline: November 29 each year