University of Queensland

Master On Campus
24 months
27536 AUD/year
6692 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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 If you have a background in social and behavioural sciences or the helping professions, This Counselling program offered at the University of Queensland will help you gain professional qualifications in counselling.


This Counselling program offered at the University of Queensland program is designed for those with an approved degree in social work, psychology, human services, nursing or a related field. It's accredited by the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.

Benefit from a program run jointly by the School of Psychology and the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. Learn the specific knowledge of counselling while gaining in-depth insight from the fields of psychology, social work and nursing. 

Study courses that will develop your knowledge and professional counselling skills. You will learn about research that informs counselling practice, understand key best-practice principles and master how to work with a diverse range of clients. 

Be confident and job ready with 360 hours of supervised clinical placements. While on placement, you will complete a major project, providing you with the opportunity to apply counselling theory and research skills as you work with clients.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Counselling typically work in human-service settings such as health, welfare, community services, human resources and personnel management and private practice.

Graduates work with individuals, families, groups and communities in a number of different settings in order to address issues like:

  • crisis
  • drug and alcohol problems
  • loss and grief
  • medical diagnoses or health challenges
  • mental health and well-being
  • relationship issues
  • sexual abuse
  • violence
  • working with children.


Accredited by the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Interpersonal Skills in Counselling
  • Theories of Counselling
  • Counselling and Mental Health
  • Understanding and Caring for Those Affected by Loss
  • Advanced Interpersonal Skills
  • Counselling Children and Young People
  • Ethics and Professional Practice Issues in Counselling
  • Family Therapy Traditions: Basic Concepts and Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

 CRICOS code: 048816G

  • An approved bachelor degree with demonstrated prior learning in the social and behavioural sciences (e.g. in social work, psychology, social welfare, behavioural studies, human services, nursing, therapies, medicine, or related fields).
  • The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27536 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27536 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6692 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6692 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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