Master of Counselling

Duration

One year full-time or
up to three years part-time

Modes

Online, Mixed

Total cost

$16,392 (At 2022 fees)

Next intake

February, July

Course Overview.

The Master of Counselling provides students with advanced professional skills for counselling ministry and for pastoral and spiritual formation. It nurtures the formation of a professional identity and vision suitable for individual and relational counselling. The course equips graduates to engage in supportive and intensive therapies with psychological competence and theological congruence.

Committed engagement in supervision for personal and professional integration is essential to successful completion of the course.

For more information on the Master of Counselling and it’s course regulation please follow this link.

Course outcomes.

Graduates of the Master of Counselling
  1. have expert counselling skills
  2. have knowledge and experience of supervisory leadership and management structures
  3. apply skills to initiate and plan counselling interventions
  4. apply critical self-evaluation and theological reflection to their practice of counselling
  5. apply professional practice in counselling with diverse people in a wide range of contexts including multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environments.

Course structure.

The Master of Counselling consists of 144 points comprised of one of the following programs:  
  • 48 points of Postgraduate Elective units in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies or Professional Counselling or further Capstone or Research units
  • 24 points of Postgraduate Foundation or Elective units in the discipline of Biblical Studies or in the discipline of Systematic Theology
  • DZ9076S Supervised Counselling Practice Integration (Practicum), to be taken concurrently with DZ9077S
  • DZ9077S Counselling Theories, Processes and Strategies
  • Further units at postgraduate level.
  • Research option
    • 48 points of Postgraduate Elective units in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies or Professional Counselling or further Capstone or Research units
    • 24 points of Postgraduate Foundation or Elective units in the discipline of Biblical Studies or in the discipline of Systematic Theology
    • DP9034S / DP9734S Human Research Methodologies
    • RQ9748M Minor Thesis, on a topic that contributes to the course outcomes and is approved by the Academic Dean

Admission criteria.

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) from the Australian Institute of Family Counselling(AIFC) or an equivalent counselling qualification and satisfactory completion of an interview with a designated Coursework Coordinator.

Have questions about the course or application process?

Call us on (03) 9790 1000
Enquire online here

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*These details relate to domestic students only. For information for overseas students, please contact the Registrar’s Office at info@stirling.edu.au

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2022 Intake!

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Applications close 30th January