Master of Counselling
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- 16 units
- 2 years or part-time equivalent
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
- Clinical Supervision
- Foundations of Practice
- Mental Health Counselling
This degree meets a range of professional requirements including the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for health professions and contains two units of placement.
The Master of Counselling is designed to address all of the training standards in the PACFA Training Standards 2014.
Graduates of the Master of Counselling will be able to apply for full membership of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and registration as a Counsellor with the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.