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Counselling (Advanced), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) Singapore, Singapore
This Counselling (Advanced) program offered at the Swinburne University of Technology   is only available in Singapore. A comparable and equivalent program for Australian domestic students residing in Melbourne is the Master of Counselling (MA-COU).
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Course description

 Counselling (Advanced) program is offered at the Swinburne University of Technology  as a pathway to the Master of Counselling (Advanced). The three programs constitute an accredited nested suite of courses with different exit points.

The Master of Counselling (Advanced) refines skills in the area of professional counselling. The course is designed to advance counselling and research skills of people currently employed or interested in employment in one of the human services sectors (i.e. education, mental health, health, community, justice and welfare sectors).


Graduates of the program would be eligible to register as professional counsellors in Singapore.

Career opportunities

Counselling in mental and/or community health, educational counselling and guidance.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professional Ethics and Supervision 
  • Specific Skills in Counselling 
  • Theories and Foundations of Counselling 
  • Counselling Processes and Interventions 
  • Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Disorders 
  • Counselling Research Processes 
  • Specific Approaches to Counselling 
  • Advanced Interventions in Counselling and Group Processes 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

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  • Credits
    200 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

The program is taught in English. If necessary, applicants will need to provide evidence of advanced proficiency in written and spoken English.

  • Applicants must also satisfy the following requirements: 
  • completion of an approved undergraduate or postgraduate degree or approved equivalent, or
  • Graduate Certificate of Counselling 
  • Graduate Diploma of Counselling 

Tuition Fee

For fees Contact Executive Counselling and Training Academy

This course is not available to local students.

Living costs for Singapore

  • 1878 - 3880 SGD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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