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Counselling, Master

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

You'll gain experience in adult, child and adolescent counselling, focusing your learning on:

  • counselling and psychological theory
  • counselling interventions and psychological therapies (for adults, children, adolescents and families)
  • practical skills through industry-based learning and placement.

Accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), the Master of Counselling covers:

  • insights into a range of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, grief, loss and addictions
  • an understanding of the ethics of counselling
  • the completion of a practice-based minor thesis.

Careers in counselling

This Master of Counselling at Victoria University course leads to careers in:

  • counselling
  • family support
  • multicultural services
  • community work
  • school counselling
  • welfare services
  • palliative care
  • refugee services
  • youth work.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Australia's largest single registration body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Individual Awareness
  • Theories and Techniques of Counselling
  • Child and Adolescent: Theories and Techniques of Counselling
  • Applied Techniques of  Counselling
  • Social and Ethical Issues in Counselling
  • Research Methods in Counselling

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description
      Only for domestic students
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

CRICOS: 042907J

  • Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.
  • Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
  • If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25800 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    19200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19200 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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