Master of Counselling
Support your clients and take care of yourself
Practice a wide range of skills, support continued resilience and facilitate effective communication across varied contexts in a holistic, supervised environment. Graduates qualify for membership with the Australian Counselling Association.
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At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
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As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready. During this course you will:
- Support clients with a range of issues within ethical and professional requirements.
- Understand and apply psychosocial wellbeing to practice.
- Deepen and broaden communication skills.
- Apply theory and practice skills to demonstrate self-care and personal lived experience.
This course has been designed to prepare you for employment in roles that require counselling and communication skills, or to progress your career in the professional domain of counselling and case management. Potential career paths include:
- Case Manager
- Rehabilitation Counsellor
- Addiction Counsellor
Professional recognitionOur graduates qualify for membership with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change. Entry requirements for this course includes:
- AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above in a relevant discipline.
- A Bachelor's degree and complete the Torrens Work Life entry form demonstrating your interest in and suitability to gain entry to the course.
Work and Life
Work and life experience that demonstrates skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Visit our admissions centre for more information: https://www.torrens.edu.au/how-to-apply/admissions-criteria
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
A counselling master's is the highest level of counselling training available in Australia and provides a holistic environment for you to gain hands-on experience, practising your counselling skills in a professional and supervised setting. You will be equipped with a wide range of skills to enable further lifelong learning, support continued resilience and set professional boundaries to facilitate effective interpersonal communication across business, community, education and wellbeing settings. Work placement during your course will allow you to put your skills into practice and complement your theoretical learning.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support. Participate in live classes, connecting with specialist lecturers and fellow students. When studying online, you’ll complete the same set of self-paced study modules as on-campus students, and graduate with the same qualification. Best of all, you get access to view live content on demand.
Course duration: 1.5 years full time, 3 years part time