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Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Counselling

This course offers professionals the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in counseling. Course learning can be applied to a number of professional settings, and students in this program come from nursing, education, community arts, justice, human services, and other allied health backgrounds.

During this program, you will learn about a range of approaches and techniques that can be applied to brief and collaborative counseling work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Graduates can articulate and reflect upon their evolving personal framework of counseling practice and apply counseling processes intentionally to support the wellbeing of clients in a number of contexts relevant to their profession.


  • Ideal for professionals who can see the value of developing advanced knowledge and skills in counselling therapy and in the effective supervision of professionals and counsellors.
  • Allows professionals from a variety of professional settings to develop skills in counselling.
  • Take an applied, experiential focus to your studies, with an emphasis on brief solution-focused and narrative therapies, family therapy, group work and supervision.
  • Gain practical experience in QUT's Psychology and Counselling Clinic.

Campus Information

Kelvin Grove

Kelvin Grove campus hosts the faculties of Creative Industries, Education, and Health as well as the QUT International College and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.


  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 40

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call From Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
5 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Careers and outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Counselling are prepared for specialised positions in the counselling field and are also equipped to contribute to the development and practice of counselling in the professional environment.

Possible careers

  • Child and Family Counsellor
  • Counsellor
  • Face to Face Counsellor

PSW Opportunity

  • Students who graduate with a Masters's by coursework degree are eligible for a 2-year work visa.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognized:

  • bachelor degree in health, education, or human resource management with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.0 on QUT's 7-point scale; or
  • bachelor honors, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, masters or doctorate degree in any discipline area with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.0 on QUT's 7-point scale; or
  • bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.0 on QUT's 7-point scale and with a minimum three years full-time equivalent relevant* experience.

*Relevant work experience could include:

  • The facilitation and management of ongoing helping relationships and that employs intentional use of therapeutic conversation and a therapeutic relationship;
  • Volunteer or community work that is supervised/mentored within an ethical framework;
  • Work that provides opportunities and support for professional development and reflective helping practice, including the provision of feedback and training.

Students applying on the basis of work experience must submit a detailed CV including position details and employment statements.
Additional entry requirement

Applicants who satisfy the above criteria will be contacted by QUT to an attend interview to assess their suitability for counseling training. Admission is based on prior studies and interviews.
Additional information

Entry to this course is competitive. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in mid-October for interviews in late October/early November.
Closing date

Entry into this course is competitive and applications have an early closing date of 30 September of the previous year.