24 months
38000 AUD/year
29000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Counsellors support others in exploring and overcoming emotional, mental and lifestyle issues. The Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy from University of Adelaide supports the development of ethically aware, research-informed and clinically effective counsellors. 


What will you do?

You will:
  • learn from academics with extensive professional counselling experience
  • build hands-on skills through experiential learning
  • benefit from case-based learning in small group workshops
  • gain a core understanding of CBT, grief, attachment theory and ethical practice.
  • From second year you’ll begin tailoring your studies to your personal interests, eventually choosing between a clinical or research pathway.

Where could it take you?

You could support young people in your community through roles and programs in schools or youth work. You might run a private practice or conduct group therapy at a centre. Perhaps you’ll be a relationship or return-to-work counsellor.

Our clinical pathway graduates can register as an intern with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia and, after further clinical experience, apply for full registration.

Career Readiness

Graduates of the Counselling and Psychotherapy from University of Adelaide are prepared for a wide variety of roles in broad range of areas including youth work, relationship counselling, group therapy, school counselling, return-to-work counselling and private practice.

Programme Structure

    Courses include:
  • Counselling Skills
  • Ethics in the Workplace 
  • Attachment Across the Lifespan 
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy Theories 
  • Overview of Mental Health 
  • Nature of Grief  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 091225G 

  • A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    38000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29000 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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