Master of Counselling

Summary information

Course title

Master of Counselling

Postnominals

MCouns

Colleges

  • Stirling Theological College

Overseas students

No

AQF level

Level 9 – Masters Degree

Study mode

  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Duration

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

Cost of study

The MCouns requires completion of 6 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2018 are $2,400 per unit or $14,400 for a full-time year (6 units).

Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.

Detailed information

What is this course about

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.

Students seeking professional accreditation may choose combinations of units that on successful completion of the award allow them to apply for advanced accreditation with professional industry bodies.

Find out more on the Master of Counselling page.

Course learning 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.

Follow on study

Graduates who have completed the Research Formation Program may be eligible for admission to higher degrees by research.

Admission

Admission dates

The MCouns commences delivery in first semester 2018.

Admissions for first semester 2018 close on Friday 16 February 2018.
Admissions for second semester 2018 close on Friday 20 July 2018.

Admission criteria

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

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Master of Counselling consists of 90 points comprised of one of the following programs:

1. Counselling Accreditation Program

a)    DP9730S The Art of Reconciliation

b)    DP9778S Human Development

c)    DP9779S Critical Incident Counselling, Trauma and Suicide

d)    CT8702S Interpreting Christological Presence within the Vicissitudes of Life

e)    XP9076S Supervised Counselling Practice Integration (Practicum), to be taken concurrently with XP9077S

f)    XP9077S Advanced Counselling Theories, Processes and Strategies, to be taken concurrently with XP9076S

2. Professional Development Program

a)    30 points of Elective units in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

b)    CT8702S Interpreting Christological Presence within the Vicissitudes of Life

c)    XP9076S Supervised Counselling Practice Integration (Practicum), to be taken concurrently with XP9077S

d)    XP9077S Advanced Counselling Theories, Processes and Strategies, to be taken concurrently with XP9076S

e)    A further 15 points of Foundational, Elective, Praxis or Capstone units.

3. Research Formation Program

a)    30 points of Elective units in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

b)    CT8702S Interpreting Christological Presence within the Vicissitudes of Life

c)    RQ9029C Research Methodologies

d)    A Research Essay on a topic that contributes to the course outcomes and is approved by the Coursework Coordinator

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Masters gown

Headwear

Black trencher

Hood

None

Where to get further information

Enquiry information