Master of Counselling
Become a leader in counselling
Upskill to an advanced level with USQ’s Master of Counselling. The Master of Counselling will give you the knowledge and expertise to upskill to an advanced level in a number of specialist counselling areas, as well as research principles and methods.
There are two options of study. The Master of Counselling (Foundations Practice) is an entry qualification into the counselling profession. Entry into the Master of Counselling (Foundations of Practice) requires completion of the Graduate Diploma of Counselling at USQ or equivalent. The Master of Counselling (Advanced Practice) is for qualified professionals in counselling, psychology, mental health nursing, or social work who wish to extend their professional development without being required to repeat foundational counselling training.
The Master of Counselling provides you with the opportunity to undertake research into issues that are relevant to the counselling field, such as counsellor/counsellee communications, online therapeutic interventions, and relevance of diagnostic criteria across cultural boundaries.
You can study our Master of Counselling online, to make it easier to fit study into your life.
Your study options
- Advanced Practice
- Alcohol and Drug Studies
- Child, Youth and Family Therapy
- Foundations of Practice
- Mental Health Counselling
Master of Counselling is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (PACFA).
The Master of Counselling (Mental Health Counselling) is designed to meet the PACFA Mental Health Practitioner Competencies. This qualification may assist Clinical Members of PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) who are applying for registration as mental health practitioners.