Build your personal and professional capacity for a counselling career through the critical appraisal of counselling literature and research, combined with extensive practical training.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
The Master of Counselling prepares graduates for a career in counselling. This practical program focuses on the counselling relationship as the key feature of effective counselling practice.
Throughout the course critical appraisal of selected counselling literature and research is combined with extensive practical training, building each graduate’s personal and professional capacity for a counselling career. In the second year, students complete a substantial research project addressing counselling theory or practice, or choose to complete the award through coursework and case study. Two supervised placements provide the opportunity to develop skills in assessment, individual and group treatment, working with children and adult clients, working with other professionals and within the supervisory relationship.
Graduates may be employed in government and non-government counselling organisations working with adults, children, families and couples. This course will also prepare you for employment in settings requiring individual and group therapy competence.
Graduates are eligible to apply for clinical registration with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and/or the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
This course is accredited by ACA and PACFA.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- School of Health Professions
- Master of Counselling (MCounsel)
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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