Health

Master of Counselling (Advanced)

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What is a Master of Counselling (Advanced)?

The Master of Counselling (Advanced) qualification has been designed to prepare you for employment in a role that leverages counselling and coaching skills within a specialist work environment, or in community and business settings to facilitate positive human change. The course further develops your capability in providing counselling and support across the life-stages through a range of theoretical and practical skills.
You will be equipped with a wide range of skills to enable further lifelong learning, support continued resilience and professional boundaries in order to facilitate effective interpersonal communication across business, community, education and wellbeing settings. This accredited master's degree is the highest level of counselling training available in Australia and provides a holistic environment for students to gain hands-on experience practising their counselling skills. This degree has also been designed to accommodate study requirements for International students.

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Learning outcomes

  • Support clients with a range of issues within ethical and professional requirements.
  • Understand and apply psychosocial wellbeing to practice.
  • Deepen and broaden your communication skills.
  • Apply theories and practical skills to personal lived experience.
  • Apply theory and practice skills to demonstrate self-care.
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ACA Recognised credentials

Our graduates qualify for membership with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

Study mode
Online
Campus locations*
Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
2 years full time, 4 years part time
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 9 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Designed to fit in with you
With all your learning materials online, you can tailor a schedule to fit your personal needs.

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Learn from specialists in their field
Our academics understand where the industry is heading and will guide you on your learning journey.

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Tap into our knowledge
Our heritage with the Jansen Newman Institute ensures you’re learning from more than 40 years of counselling experience.
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Career opportunities

This course has been designed to prepare you for employment in a role which leverages counselling and communication skills. Graduates of this course will progress their careers in the professional domain of counselling and case management.

Potential career paths

  • Counsellor
    Average salary: $83,000 - $111,000
  • Case Manager
    Average salary: $77,000 - $109,000
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
    Average salary: $77,000 - $100,000
  • Addiction Counsellor
    Average salary: $60,000 - $66,000
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What I’ve enjoyed most about this degree is the sense of being looked after while studying, I’ve felt so supported through the course and loved the ability to collaborate and join in.
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Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Electives

Requirements

These eight core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • Advanced Therapeutic Communication | ATC401
  • Theoretical Approaches to Counselling | TAC402
  • Life Stages and Development | LSD403
  • Self Care & Developing Resilience | SDR404
  • Mental Health | MEH505
  • Digital Counselling | DGC506
  • Clinical Practice & Supervision | CPS507
  • Advanced Counselling Skills | ACS504

Requirements

These three core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to select five electives from the electives tab. 

Core subjects

  • Critical Literature Review | RES611 
  • Group Leadership | GRL610
  • Trauma Informed Practice | TIP611

Requirements

Choose five specified or unspecified electives subjects below in year two.

Elective subjects

  • Positive Aging | POA612
  • Grief and Loss | GAL613
  • Coaching and Positive Psychology | CPP614
  • Social and Emotional Well-being in Australian Indigenous Populations | SEW615
  • Working with at Risk Groups and Suicidality | WRG617
  • Empowerment and Advocacy | EPA618

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

This course is only offered online. International students requiring a student visa to study in Australia should choose another course that offers campus-based/blended options. For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about health, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of health scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the health industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent, OR
Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent in a non-related field of study and the completion of the Torrens University Work Life Entry Form and successful completion of the Torrens University Graduate Certificate in Counselling.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. This course is only offered online. International students requiring a student visa to study in Australia should choose another course that offers campus-based/blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent, OR
Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent in a non-related field of study and the completion of the Torrens University Work Life Entry Form and successful completion of the Torrens University Graduate Certificate in Counselling; AND
Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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