The Master of Clinical Counselling is a two-year full-time equivalent programme of study designed to prepare students for professional work as counsellors in Australia.
The programme consists of sixteen units studied over two years covering a range of key people-helping themes including: grief and loss, trauma, the functioning of groups, drugs and alcohol, and mediation and conflict management.
Graduates will have developed a comprehensive framework for their counselling practice, involving knowledge of theories and interventions in counselling, critical thinking, ethical decision-making, behavioural assessment and evaluation.
It involves two practicum units designed to provide students with experience in counselling settings. The Master of Clinical Counselling enables graduates to gain extensive knowledge of human behaviour including mental health issues, and to have skills in critical thinking, ethical awareness, good communication, behavioural assessments, and counselling interventions.
Applicants must have an overall academic IELTS of 6.5, including an individual score of 6.0 for all tests along with:
- Bachelor degree in an appropriate field and
- A satisfactory interview demonstrating suitability to undertake the course
The Master of Clinical Counselling will enable graduates to become graduate members of the Australian Register of Counselling Psychotherapy (ARCAP).
A range of counselling and human service careers is available including: Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP), Local Community Neighbourhood Centres, community services (e.g. Centacare, Kinnections, Lifeline), Kids Help Line, Relationships Australia, Mission Australia, regional domestic and family violence services, school counselling, government agencies (e.g. child protection, addiction recovery centres), crisis counselling centres, and private practice.