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Mental Health Counselling

University of Southern Queensland

24 months
Duration
30320 AUD/year
23440 AUD/year
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About

The Mental Health Counselling program at the University of Southern Queensland is a qualifying specialisation – students from a non-counselling background can study this postgraduate counselling degree. Graduates of this specialisation meet the educational requirements for entry into the counselling profession. 

Overview

  • Specialise in supporting those with mental health conditions. Develop your expertise in topics including mental health paradigms, psychological disorders, their aetiology, evidence-based treatment approaches, and assessment models.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the context of mental health practice and study the theories, legislation, policies and standards that underpin mental health practice in Australia.
  • This degree provides you with the opportunity to undertake a substantial research project or choose to do a smaller capstone project to further your research skills. 
  • You can study the Master of Counselling online to fit study into your life.
  • To enhance your practice, you’ll attend mandatory residential schools at USQ Ipswich campus to meet the required number of hours of face-to-face instruction.

Career outcomes after the  Mental Health Counselling program at the University of Southern Queensland

  • Career opportunities exist in a range of counselling and human services roles within government, non-government, and private organisations, or alternatively, graduates may become self-employed in private practice. Additionally, graduates may have opportunities to progress into doctoral studies.

Accreditation

This specialisation within the Master of Counselling is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counselling Skills and Applications

  • Professional Counselling Practice, Identity and Ethics

  • Counselling Frameworks

  • Counselling Issues and Contexts 

  • Contexts of Mental Health Counselling

  • Mental Health Practice 

  • Child and Youth Counselling

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

16 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: QLD 00244B, NSW 02225M   

There are two different admission requirement processes depending on whether the student is studying stream 1 – the qualifying Master of Counselling, or stream 2, the Master of Counselling (Advanced Practice).

Stream 1: Qualifying Master of Counselling

  • Completion of an Australian university 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in any area. 
  • Completion of at least 50% of the Graduate Diploma of Counselling at USQ and have a grade point average (GPA) of 5 or higher, or equivalent qualification from another institution.
  • Provide two satisfactory Referee Reports and a report to address the Selection Criteria indicating the applicant's abilities to successfully undertake the professional and research components of the program; and
  • Participate in an interview with a panel of School staff.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30320 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30320 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23440 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23440 AUD per year during 24 months.

Funding

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