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Master of Counselling (Child & Adolescent)

Not offered in 2011

MCouns

120 cp

Minimum duration: 3 years part-time.

Course available at: 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.  
    1. a Bachelor degree with honours with substantial studies in a related field2;
    2. a Graduate Diploma in a related field8;
    3. a four year Bachelor degree with substantial studies in a related field8; or
    4. a Bachelor degree with substantial studies in the social sciences plus at least three years’ relevant work experience;
    and

  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 120 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of –

  1. 60 cp from Core units;
  2. 20 cp from Practicum units; and
  3. 40 cp from Research units.

3. Maximum Period of Candidature

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

4. Exit point

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Child and Adolescent) may exit from the course with that award.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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

Core units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Title
COUN650 10 Attachment Organisation and Adaptation
COUN651 10 Emotional Development and Disturbance
COUN652 10 The Child and Adolescent in the Family System
(Pre: COUN650 Attachment Organisation and Adaptation or COUN651 Emotional Development and Disturbance)
COUN654 10 Counselling Children
(Pre: 30 cp of 600-level COUN units)
COUN655 10 Counselling Adolescents
(Pre: 30 cp of 600-level COUN units)
COUN656 10 Therapeutic Play

Practicum units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Title
COUN653 10 Supervised Practicum A
(Co-req: COUN652 The Child and Adolescent in the Family System)
COUN657 10 Supervised Practicum B
(Pre: COUN653 Supervised Practicum A)

Research units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Title
COUN658 10 Introduction to Research Methods
COUN660 30 Research Project
(Pre: COUN658 Introduction to Research Methods)


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