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Counselling (Advanced Practice)

24 months
30320 AUD/year
24560 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Counselling (Advanced Practice) program from the University of Southern Queensland provides you with the opportunity to undertake a substantial research project or choose to do a smaller capstone project to further your research skills. 


  • Specifically designed for qualified professionals who use counselling, you can diversify your expertise and study various counselling specialisations with Advanced Practice.
  • Progress your counselling practice and choose subjects that suit you career goals or allow you to expand and grow your current knowledge.
  • Develop your expertise and upskill in couple and family counselling, child and youth counselling, mental health practice, relapse prevention, and substance misuse.

Career outcomes after the Counselling (Advanced Practice) program from the University of Southern Queensland 

  • Allows helping professionals to develop or expand their counselling expertise in specialty areas of their choosing, and may provide an opportunity to progress into doctoral studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Assessment for Substance Misuse  
  • Motivational Interviewing   
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Couple and Family Counselling  
  • Child and Youth Counselling 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply throughout the year and for courses that start in three different semesters
  • Apply early, to make sure you secure a place


16 alternative credits




Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: QLD 00244B, NSW 02225M   

  • Current evidence of full membership of a relevant professional body, such as the Australian Psychological Society, Australian Counselling Association, Australian Association of Social Workers, Australian Counselling Association, or the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.

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

    24560 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24560 AUD per year during 24 months.


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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Counselling (Advanced Practice)
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