Master of Counselling
Are you passionate about helping people? Do you have an innate need to give back to your fellow human? If so, you should consider a Master of Counselling from The University of Notre Dame Australia. This fully-accredited program, which can be completed over two years of full-time study, combines classroom-based study with hands-on practical counselling experience in the real world.
Why study this degree?
Our Master of Counselling is an innovative program which has been designed for graduates who would like to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies required for counselling practice. Fully accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, the program is made up of a combination of coursework, practical components.
The Master of Counselling is based on the scientist/practitioner model and incorporates a significant practice component off Campus. This means that in addition to your coursework and research, you will be required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours at a counselling placement. Students are encouraged to complete more hours for their own training. Based on your client counselling experiences during your placement, you will also need to submit two case studies as part of your degree.
Our Sydney Campus is based across two sites – Broadway and Darlinghurst – both located in the vibrant social hub of the harbour city. The Broadway site is at the heart of Sydney’s uni precinct, a short walk from Central Station and close to Darling Harbour. Darlinghurst is situated to the east of the CBD, nestled in Sydney’s shopping and cafe district.
Application Processing Time in Days: 20
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane:
Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates
Other Locations (Regional centres and other regional areas):
International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
- Applicants must usually hold a first degree or equivalent in a related area and have completed a course in developmental psychology, or equivalent, as determined by the Dean.
- An applicant who has not completed such a unit will usually be required to complete Notre Dame's Developmental Psychology course in the first semester of the Master of Counselling program.
- 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 also 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).
- Applications should be received at least one month prior to commencement. Postgraduate programs at the university are filled on a first-come first-served basis.
- Course Code: 055386M
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 02 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: N/A
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