24 months
26000 AUD/year
24696 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


With a Master in Counselling from the University of the Sunshine Coast you'll learn to provide professional counselling support. 

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At the Master of Counselling program from the University of the Sunshine Coast you'll:

  • Immerse yourself in a holistic integrated and evidence-based pathway to becoming a registered counsellor 
  • Acquire advanced skills, theoretical knowledge and clinical experience through classroom activities, blended learning and internship placements
  • Be exposed to advanced counselling skills and theories, counselling and mental health, counselling and addictions, counselling children and young people, mindfulness-based interventions, expressive therapies and solution focused brief therapy.
  • Learn the art of assessment and case conceptualisation
  • Build a strong ethical framework for practice


  • Counsellor
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Private practice
  • Researcher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Expressive Therapies: Counselling with the Creative Arts
  • Advanced Counselling Skills: Interpersonal Processes
  • Professional Development: Clinical Practice
  • Internship
  • Professional Development: Grief, Loss and Trauma
  • Counselling Children and Young People 
  • Counselling and Mental Health
  • Counselling and Addictions
  • Solution Focused Therapeutic Approaches

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


192 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 079913F  
  • A student entering the Master of Counselling will normally be required to hold an approved 3-year degree in Counselling (AQF Level 7) or a Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) in other cognate areas as approved by the University.
  • Entry by non-graduates who have extensive relevant industry experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Head of School, Social Sciences.
  • Applicants are required to complete an additional personal statement and attend an interview (refer to application form). Interviews for International students on a Student visa will be conducted by Skype.
  • Applicants must hold a valid Suitability Card (Blue Card), which is issued by the Public Safety Business Agency, prior to commencement. Please see the Blue Card link for further details.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    24696 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24696 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National students are commonwealth supported - A$8,842/ year


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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