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Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Edith Cowan University

24 months
34000 AUD/year
21200 AUD/year
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The Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy course offered at Edith Cowan University includes theoretical study, experiential-based skill development and self-reflective clinical practice in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy.  


The overall theoretical orientation of this The Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy course offered at Edith Cowan University coursework is psychoanalytic and to a lesser extent systemic.  

In the final year of study, students can hone their clinical skills in a year-long fieldwork placement, or as an alternative to the fieldwork placement, students with relevant previous experience may apply to complete a research project.

Why choose ECU? 

  • Good question. It's what other organisations ask our graduates every year...
  • It's how we discovered that the quality of teaching here is the best in Western Australia. 
  • It's also how we learned from QILT that we're Australia's top-ranked public university for student experience 
  • And it's how we know that we're one of the best young universities in the world under 50 years old.
  • So the real question is, why not choose ECU?

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Psychodynamic Practice
  • Psychodynamic Theories of Counselling 
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy Practice 
  • Object Relations and Attachment Theory 
  • Personal Issues in Counselling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We recommend you apply as soon as you can. It's best to receive an offer as early as possible so you can prepare for orientation and semester start.


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 083642A  

  • All applicants are required to have a three year degree from a recognised university, and attend an interview. Applicants will be asked to provide a written application and attend an interview if they are short-listed. Preference will be given to applicants with at least two years full-time (or equivalent) experience in a formal counselling role.
  • It is desirable that all applicants have a three-year degree from a recognised university, in an area such as social work, psychology, medicine, occupational therapy, nursing, theology or human services.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    21200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21200 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Joondalup

1400 - 2500 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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