Counselling, Master | The University of Notre Dame Australia | Fremantle, Australia
24 months
33800 AUD/year
26900 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia and Australian Counselling Association, this degree provides professional training for students who would like to work in the challenging but rewarding area of counselling. The Counselling program at The University of Notre Dame Australia combines classroom based study with practical counselling experience.


Why study this degree?

The Counselling program at The University of Notre Dame Australia is designed to suit the needs of people from a variety of professional backgrounds including, but not limited to, social work, human resources, social welfare, nursing, psychology and education. At the end of this postgraduate program, you will have the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in counselling needed to work in a wide variety of situations.

The degree takes an integrative approach to counselling practice, with a focus on contemporary and evidence-based approaches, group-work, mental health, research skills and counselling across the life-span. You will also be encouraged to develop self-awareness, identify and discuss links between theory and practice, and showcase your ability to assess and intervene in response to a range of presenting issues. You will also develop research skills relevant to the field of counselling. In the second year, you will undertake an industry placement. The length of the placement is normally 200 hours, which includes at least 40 hours of client contact and 10 hours of individual, clinical supervision. The duration of this Program may be reduced if you enter with a Bachelor degree in Counselling or a cognate discipline area, providing all program learning outcomes and content and training requirements for accreditation are met.

By the end of the Master’s degree you will be able to register as a counsellor and work with clients in a variety of settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interpersonal Group Practice
  • Counselling Skills
  • Theoretical Approaches to Counselling
  • Approaches to Mental Health
  • Theory and Process of Group Facilitation
  • Family Systems and Couples

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


400 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 055386M
  • Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree. Applicants will also be required to demonstrate a suitable degree of mature life experience, including self-awareness, a capacity to relate to others and an understanding of ethical behaviour.
  • Admission requires a selection interview with a member of the Counselling staff. At the interview the applicant will be required to demonstrate a suitable degree of mature life experience as defined by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). Successful applicants will be required to provide a current National Police Clearance.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33800 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    26900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26900 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Fremantle

1700 - 2700 AUD /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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