Our Master of Guidance and Counselling degree is designed for teachers who are interested in qualifying as school guidance counsellors, and others who wish to pursue professional careers in Counselling as well as those with experience in the human resource sector who would like to develop highly effective interpersonal skills at work generally.
This course is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) in Australia and in Singapore by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC), giving graduates the ability to pursue careers in both countries as well as internationally.
This program is available to Singapore citizens, Singapore PR or Dependant Pass Holders
Students are required to complete 12 subjects (36 credit points) based on availability and scheduling.
8 Core Subjects (24 credit points)
- Foundations of Counselling Theory
- Foundations of Counselling Practice
- Advanced Counselling
- Atypical Development
- Careers and Leisure Guidance & Counselling
- Reflective Practice Research in Guidance & Counselling
- Practicum in Guidance and Counselling
+ 4 subjects (12 credit points) from the following
- Introduction to Educational Research
- Behaviour Management
- Educational Leadership
- Leading for Change in Curriculum Pedagogy
- Education for Sustainability
- Communicating Sustainability and Climate Change
- Individual Researched Action Project
- Each 3 credit point subject requires a minimum of 130 hours of study per trimester including one 25-hour intensive contact block.
- Practicum consists of 130 hours of practice (100 hours minimum face to face counselling) over a period of 2 trimesters.
- Students are supported in sourcing and making arrangements for practicum placements. The University meets supervision requirement costs (within University guidelines).
Students may be granted advanced standing if, in addition to meeting the entry requirements, they have a minimum of two years full time relevant working experience.
The Master of Guidance and Counselling degree equips graduates with skills, knowledge, understanding and personal awareness to become professional counsellors in a variety of locations and settings.
For those who do not wish to pursue the professional counselling route, the Course will advance them professionally by equipping them with a sophisticated range and depth of interpersonal skills, knowledge, understanding and personal awareness which can be applied to a diverse range of work settings.
- Domestic* S$35,952
*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding Student's Pass).
Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)
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Last updated October 17, 2017