GC&M Counselling HB

Master of Counselling

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  • Overview

  • About the Programme

    The Master of Counselling programme in the Faculty of Education is a skill-based programme suited to those with an interest in counselling. The programme is taught by academics with extensive experience working as professional counsellors or psychologists, and it offers a professional qualification and an authentic counselling experience. It is suitable for people from a variety of professions such as counselling, psychology or social work. An integral component of the programme involves gaining professional experience, providing you with an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision in clinical settings. 

     

    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Master of Counselling from Monash University, Australia.

    The Graduate Certificate will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in Australia.

    Key facts
    Duration
    16 or 23 months
    Intakes
    February & July
    Career Opportunities
    Clinical Mental Health Counsellor
    Community Mental Health Counsellor
    Mental Health Advocate
    Private Practice Counsellor
    Rehabilitation Counsellor
    Social Services Coordinator
    Assessment
    100% coursework-based Degree programme with no exams

Ranking & Accreditation

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Accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

Applicable for Master of Counselling programme. (ACA)

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Accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)

Applicable for Master of Counselling programme. (PACFA)

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Member of the Group of Eight of Australia's leading Universities
  • Intakes

    There are 2 intakes per year.

    Commencement
    • February
    • July

      Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedules.

    Minimum Class Size
    • 20 students

      Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.

Curriculum

Modules

Core Modules

This programme consists of 10 modules and 2 supervised counselling placement modules. Students must complete:

  • Advanced Ethics and Professional Issues in Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapies: Assessment and Intervention
  • Contemporary Counselling Approaches
  • Counselling Couples, Families and Groups
  • Counselling in the School Years
  • Diversity in Counselling
  • Emerging Counsellor Practice
  • Grief and Trauma Counselling
  • Learning and Career Counselling
  • Supervised Counselling Placement A
  • Supervised Counselling Placement B
  • Telehealth and Technology in Counselling

Supervised Counselling Placement A and B are field placements (practicums) for professional experience in counselling. Students must complete the required number of hours and the activities specified in the professional experience guide for these modules. Student learning is supported by professional practice consultants, coordinators and supervisors. These modules track the requirements for completing professional experience in the programme and during supervised placements in the fields.

While assistance will be provided, students are encouraged to secure their own practical placement with counselling agencies or social service centres. Cost of on-site or individual practicum supervision is negotiable between students and their supervisors and will be borne and paid directly by students to their supervisors.

Click here for module descriptions.

  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements

     

    72-Credit Point Programme

    • An Australian Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit (65% average) and a minimum of 2 years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience; OR
    • An Australian Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline including Counselling, Psychology or Social Work with at least a credit (65% average); OR
    • A 4-year Australian Honours Bachelor’s Degree or an Australian Graduate Certificate or an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) with at least a credit (65% average); OR
    • An Australian Master’s Degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit (65% average).

    48-Credit Point Programme

    • An Australian Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline including Counselling, Psychology or Social Work with at least a credit (65% average) and a minimum of 2 years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience; OR
    • A 4-year Australian Honours Bachelor’s Degree or an Australian Graduate Certificate or an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) with at least a credit (65% average) and a minimum of 2 years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience; OR
    • A 4-year Australian Honours Bachelor’s Degree or an Australian Graduate Certificate or an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a related discipline including Counselling, Psychology or Social Work with at least credit (65% average); OR
    • An Australian Master’s Degree (or equivalent) with at least a credit (65% average) and a minimum of 2 years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience; OR
    • An Australian Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline including Counselling, Psychology or Social Work with at least a credit (65% average).

    Applicants who do not meet the Master's admission requirements will be assessed for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Counselling. Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Counselling with a 65% average, students will be admitted into the 48-credit point Master's Degree programme directly.

    In all cases, the final decision for admission to the programme rests with Monash University.

    English Language Requirements
    • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no band lower than 7.0; OR
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic): score of 65 overall with no band lower than 65; OR
    • TOEFL Internet-Based Test: score of 98 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 27, Listening: 24, Reading: 24 and Speaking: 23; OR
    • An equivalent English language test approved by the University

    Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement. Click here for more information.

  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
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      Part-time (Local Applicants) – Click here to apply online

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

      S$26,842
      payable in 4 instalments
      (48 credit points)

      S$40,263
      payable in 6 instalments
      (72 credit points)

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*

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      NTUC members are eligible for funding support under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). The maximum claimable is capped annually at S$250 for NTUC members below 40 years old and S$500 for NTUC members aged 40 and above.

      For application guidelines, please click here.

      For FAQs, please click here.

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$239.80
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Student Development Fee

      S$283.40* 
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      *Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.

      The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. More details can be found here.

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.

      GST

      All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

      Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.


      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024 

      9% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      Education Loan

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs.

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

  • Duration
    Duration
    • 16 or 23 months (depending on level of entry)
    Maximum allowed candidature period

    72-Credit Point Programme

    • 60 months

    48-Credit Point Programme

    • 48 months

    If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.

SUCCESS STORIES
MON_V Erika Nissa

Monash University’s teaching methodology, the dedicated and caring lecturers who made themselves easily accessible despite the time difference, and the diverse student population made my time there engaging, interesting and made it possible for me to achieve my goal. My answer is a resounding “yes”, if asked whether I would recommend my University to others – a quality education at a reasonable cost.

V Erika Nissa 
Principal Manager, Government Organisation 

Master of Counselling 
Monash University (2020) 

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