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Master of Clinical Counselling


160 cp

Minimum duration: 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane Queensland
Melbourne Victoria
Sydney (Strathfield) NSW

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Bachelor degree in an appropriate field2;
  2. a satisfactory interview demonstrating suitability to undertake the course.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 130 cp from Core units;
  2. 20cp from Practicum units;
  3. 10 cp from Electives.

3. Maximum Period of Candidature

The maximum period of candidature will be five years from commencement of enrolment.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
COUN601 10 Counselling Theories and Techniques
COUN616 10 Relationship and Family Counselling
(Pre COUN601 Counselling Theories and Techniques; COUN626 Counselling Practice Skills)
COUN620 10 Grief and Loss: Issues and Approaches
COUN622 10 Mediation and Conflict Resolution
(Pre COUN626 Counselling Practice Skills)
COUN626 10 Counselling Practice Skills
COUN627 10 Life Span and Developmental Issues in Counselling
COUN628 10 Social and Cultural Critique
COUN631 10 Ethics and Professional Practice
(Pre COUN626 Counselling Practice Skills)
COUN632 10 Assessment and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
(Pre COUN626 Counselling Practice Skills)
COUN633 10 Assessment and Psychodynamic Therapy
(Pre COUN601 Counselling Theories and Techniques, COUN626 Counselling Practice Skills)
COUN634 10 Worldview and Spiritual Issues in Counselling
(Pre COUN626 Counselling Practice Skills)
COUN636 10 Emerging Approaches in Counselling
(Pre: COUN601 Counselling Theories and Techniques and COUN626 Counselling Practice Skills)
COUN637 10 Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Practicum Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
COUN623 10 Practicum I
(Pre COUN626 Counselling Practice Skills; COUN601 Counselling Theories and Techniques; COUN616 Relationship and Family Counselling; COUN636 Emerging Approaches in Counselling)
COUN635 10 Practicum II
(Pre COUN623)


Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
COUN617 10 Trauma Counselling
(pre COUN626 Counselling Practice Skills)
COUN619 10 Counselling Special Study
COUN629 10 Drug and Alcohol Counselling
(pre COUN626 Counselling Practice Skills)
COUN630 10 Group Processes in Counselling

1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2For example behavioural science, social work, psychology or social science.