Duration

2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Counselling.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A Bachelor degree with demonstrated prior learning in the social and behavioural sciences (e.g. in social work, psychology, social welfare, behavioural studies, human services, nursing, therapies, medicine, or related fields).

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 6256

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Email: nmsw@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2068

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Counselling.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A Bachelor degree with demonstrated prior learning in the social and behavioural sciences (e.g. in social work, psychology, social welfare, behavioural studies, human services, nursing, therapies, medicine, or related fields).

CRICOS Code: 048816G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 22540

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Why study the Master of Counselling?

The Master of Counselling provides students with an in-depth knowledge base and practice skills in professional counselling. The program was established in 2004 and has a strong focus on Counselling and applied Psychotherapy strategies to enhance outcomes for clients struggling with a wide range of challenges which may vary from intra-personal issues to inter-personal (relationship) and systemic problems. A wide variety of theoretical models are taught with an emphasis on integrative approaches offering integrative themes including neurobiological understandings relevant to counselling.

The program is intended for students who desire to develop knowledge, skills and competencies for professional practice in counselling. Students will develop the skills to competently serve individuals, couples, families, and groups in the community.

This program also promotes the professional status, identity and visibility of counsellors within our community and seeks to extend students' abilities to consider counselling within the broader social context as well as within individual client work. The staff involved in this program provide leadership in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy and are involved in practice settings as well as national and international organizations.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Counselling.

Placement courses

Students are required to complete 364 hours of supervised practice over two semesters. Every effort is made to place students within a reasonable distance of the UQ campus but they can be expected to travel up to 60 minutes away and incur costs associated with travel and possible lost income over this period. Students are generally placed at Brisbane, Ipswich and the Southeast corner. Students undertake a major piece of work such as an action research project associated with their placement. Any costs associated with the major piece of work are negotiated with placement places and/or are the responsibility of students.

Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing placement. Further information can be found at http://nmsw.uq.edu.au/faqs.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

A Bachelor degree with demonstrated prior learning in the social and behavioural sciences (e.g. in social work, psychology, social welfare, behavioural studies, human services, nursing, therapies, medicine, or related fields).

Additional application information

Irrespective of professional background, entry to the program will be considered on the basis of previous academic study, experience and personal qualities.

Applicants are required to submit a certified copy of their university academic transcripts, a curriculum vitae, a personal statement, and supply the names and contact details for two referees^. Applicants may also be required to undertake an interview with staff of the program.

^ Referees must be of a professional or academic nature, from a workplace or from any prior study. Referees cannot be provided by a near relative or close associate. Examples of near relatives are partner, child, brother, sister, or parent. Examples of close associates are close friends, neighbours and partners or children of colleagues.

Domestic students enrolled in the Master of Counselling may be eligible to receive income support payments and should contact Centrelink to determine eligibility.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

A Bachelor degree with demonstrated prior learning in the social and behavioural sciences (e.g. in social work, psychology, social welfare, behavioural studies, human services, nursing, therapies, medicine, or related fields).

Additional application requirements

Irrespective of professional background, entry to the program will be considered on the basis of previous academic study, experience and personal qualities.

Applicants are required to submit a certified copy of their university academic transcripts, a curriculum vitae, a personal statement, and two referee reports^. Applicants may also be required to undertake an interview with staff of the program.

^Referees must be of a professional or academic nature, from a workplace or from any prior study. Referees cannot be provided by a near relative or close associate. Examples of near relatives are partner, child, brother, sister, or parent. Examples of close associates are close friends, neighbours and partners or children of colleagues.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Late Applications
Late applications may be considered however there is no guarantee of an offer as the program has restricted places.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 048816G

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 6256

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 22540

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Counselling

Careers

The Master of Counselling provides career opportunities in human service settings such as health, welfare, community services, human resources and personnel management and private practice. It is well suited to people who work with individuals, families, groups and communities in many different fields and circumstances, such as loss and grief issues, mental health and well-being, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and drug and alcohol issues, relationship issues and others.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Counselling Association
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

Accreditation body

  • Australian Counselling Association

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Counselling

To complete the Master of Counselling, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #32 from the MCouns course list. Refer to the MCouns rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Counselling.

Program Rules for the Master of Counselling