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Counselling
Master of Counselling
Master of Counselling

Master of Counselling

  • ID:VU610015
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$28,100.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,145.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$28,100.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,145.00
Estimated Total/program:
$76,490.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline; or
  • Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline, and
  • Suitability for the profession of counselling as determined at an interview.

English requirements

  • IELTS (academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79. Section score no less than:
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Reading: 18
    • Writing: 22
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50)
  • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.
  • VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved.

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing your course. 

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Course Information

You'll gain experience in adult, child and adolescent counselling, focusing your learning on:

  • counselling and psychological theory
  • counselling interventions and psychological therapies (for adults, children, adolescents and families)
  • practical skills through industry-based learning and placement.

Accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), the Master of Counselling covers:

  • insights into a range of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, grief, loss and addictions
  • an understanding of the ethics of counselling
  • the completion of a practice-based minor thesis.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This course leads to careers in:

  • counselling
  • family support
  • multicultural services
  • community work
  • school counselling
  • welfare services
  • palliative care
  • refugee services
  • youth work.

Salaries

Employment for counsellors in Australia rose strongly over the last five years and is expected to grow very strongly until at least November 2020.

The average annual earnings of a counsellor is $59,956.

Ability to settle

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