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   Qualification / Award    CO54 Master of Counselling
   Length    2 years full-time / 4 years part-time
   Credit Points    96 (16 Units)
   Delivery    On Campus
   Available to    Domestic / International
   IELTS    7.0 with no band less than 6.5
   Course Accreditation    PACFA, ACA
   CRICOS Code    056057J
   Financial Information    FEE - HELP for Domestic Students - Course Fees Page
    AQF    Level 9
    Key Dates    Application Deadlines and other Key Course Dates


The Master of Counselling degree prepares graduates for a range of counselling-related positions within the mental health sector. For example, graduates work in private practice and a variety of Christian, church-based and secular counselling services, centres and programs (such as schools; private, government and NGO agencies; and child and adolescent services). They work with varied age groups and target populations (children and adolescents, the homeless, troubled youth, adults with a range of mental health issues, the unemployed, the elderly); addressing a range of life issues including trauma, loss and grief, relationship and family issues, identity formation, spiritual concerns, illness and disability.

The Master of Counselling degree is a PACFA accredited course (PACFA - Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia) and an ACA accredited course (Australian Counselling Association). Historically graduates of the program have applied for membership with PACFA and The ACA subject to meeting their membership requirements. Students can also join the Christian Counsellors Association of Australia (CCAA). Concurrently graduates are able to apply for listing on the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP), subject to meeting the ARCAP registration requirements.

NOTE: It is not necessary to be a Christian to undertake this course.