The Master of Counselling in the Faculty of Education is a skill-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. It is taught by academics with extensive experience working as professional counsellors/psychologists. It can be completed in 12 months, 18 months or 24 months as part time study depending on the level of entry.
The Master of Counselling provides a professional qualification and offers authentic counselling experience. It is suitable for people from a variety of professions such as human resources, health, social welfare and education.
An integral component of the course is 300 hours of professional placement, which includes contact and non-contact hours. Non-contact hours include any counselling-related duties associated with the placement centre that do not involve counselling clients. Examples include: administrative duties, observation of groups or activities, writing case notes, research into a particular case or attending meetings. Contact hours include client counselling or discussions about case managers, teachers, social workers and/or family members.
Graduates work in a variety of fields including careers counselling, education, child and family services, child protection services, child psychology, health policy, counselling, family counselling, health services management, and rehabilitation counselling.
This course consists of eight 12-point coursework units plus one 0-point professional experience unit. Students must complete:
Supervised Professional Counselling Practice is a field placement (practicum) that develops a range of professional skills and acquaints students with issues of professional ethics and practice in counselling. Students are required to complete 300 placement hours in total, of which 100 hours are ‘contact’ hours (face-to-face counselling) and 200 hours are ‘non-contact’ (e.g. observation). Students are also required to participate in weekly online discussion groups and postings throughout the duration of the placement.
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Duration: 18 months part-time (6 units, 72 points to complete)
Duration: 12 months part-time (4 units, 48 points to complete)
Applicant who do not meet the Master admission may be given the entry into the Graduate Certificate of Educational Studies. Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Education Studies with a credit average, students will be admitted into the 4 units’ Master directly.
Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement https://www.monash.edu/admissions/english-language-requirements
Each term is a 3-month period covering 1 course of study. Each unit consists of 20 contact hours and will be conducted on week 4 or week 5 of the term, from Thursday till Sunday, after office hours in the evenings and/or over the weekends/public holidays. Professional experience intervention and support policy.
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Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Master of Counselling from Monash University.
The Degree awards will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.
Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs
Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years
Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.
*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 7 March 2018. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.
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There are 2 intakes per year. Please contact our consultants to obtain a copy of the class schedules