12 months
39700 AUD/year
30100 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Counselling program at Monash University provides a professional qualification and offers a combination of theory and professional experience, providing you with the knowledge and skills to begin a rewarding career as a counsellor.  

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The Counselling program at Monash University  is suited to people from a variety of professions, such as human resources, health, social welfare and education. It is taught by leading academics with extensive experience working as counsellors and psychologists.

You'll examine the various forms of professional counselling, including online and distance counselling, child and adolescent counselling, and individual, couples and group counselling. You'll be introduced to the ethical and professional issues faced by counsellors, and explore creative approaches to counselling, including play and art therapy. You'll also gain in-depth knowledge across a range of contemporary cognitive-behaviour therapies. 


The Counselling Placement Team source many placements and communicate these opportunities to students. Please note most placement providers will require you to submit an application and/or attend an interview to secure the placement. Students located interstate, overseas or rurally will be required to source your own placements, under the guidance of the Counselling Placement Team.

Graduates work in a variety of fields, including careers counselling, education, child and family services, health policy, family counselling, health-services management and rehabilitation counselling.


This course is accredited in Australia by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lifespan development and counsellor identity
  • Counselling settings and populations
  • Counselling children and adolescents
  • Counselling skills for individuals, couples and groups 
  • Cognitive behaviour therapies 
  • Ethics for counsellors

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International students can apply for a place anytime throughout the year.


96 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 083043B  

  • Entry level 1: 96 points to complete: An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least a distinction (70%) average.
  • Entry level 2: 72 points to complete: An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least a distinction (70%) average and a minimum of two years of full time equivalent relevant professional experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39700 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    30100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30100 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • Fees for domestic students: Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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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