Master Online

Counselling (Accelerated Online)

Edith Cowan University

24 months
42350 AUD/year
42350 AUD/year
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If you are passionate about making a difference to individuals, families and communities, Edith Cowan University’s Master of Counselling (Accelerated Online) will give you tools that you can apply to a range of settings.


In a noisy world that is complex, uncertain and constantly changing, it’s more important than ever that there are people who can listen.

The number of full-time counsellors continues to grow, and counselling skills are becoming increasingly relevant in other professions, such as nursing, social work, teaching and other community-based roles.

Edith Cowan University's Master of Counselling (Accelerated Online) has been accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and will develop your capabilities in working with individuals and communities in a way that emphasises cultural awareness and person-centred approaches. You will learn how to translate and deliver counselling across modalities, as well as develop key practices to continue your own development.

You will also benefit from the opportunity to put your skills into practice on placement.

Who should study this course

ECU’s online Master of Counselling provides advanced, evidence-based counselling knowledge and skills for professionals who want to make a difference to the lives of individuals, families and communities. Students may study this course to prepare to become a counsellor. Alternatively, they may wish to add to their existing skill set in roles including:

  • Social work
  • Career coaching
  • Psychology
  • Other allied health
  • Human resources
  • Youth work
  • Human welfare roles
  • Local government support/community development roles
  • Case work
  • Disability support work
  • Cognate undergraduate social science or behavioural science

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics in Counselling
  • Counselling in a Digital World
  • Trauma Informed Counselling
  • Child and Adolescent Counselling
  • Counselling at the Cultural Interface: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Practice
  • Mental Health Counselling

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Graduate Certificate of Counselling, with equivalents considered
  • A personal statement about motivations to complete the course
  • Submission of academic transcript, two referee reports and an online interview
  • Academic Admission requirements 
  • English Language requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42350 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42350 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    42350 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42350 AUD per year during 24 months.

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