Taught course

Master of Counselling

University of Queensland · Health and Behavioural Sciences

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: Bachelor degree with demonstrated prior learning in the social and behavioural sciences (e.g., in social work, psychology, social welfare, behavioural studies, human services, nursing, therapies, medicine, or related fields). Additional application requirements Irrespective of professional background, entry to the program will be considered on the basis of previous academic study, experience and personal qualities. The applicant is required to submit a certified copy of their official transcript and/or degree certificate, two referee reports and complete the Master of Counselling application form that ascertains suitability for the program. Students may also be required to undertake an in-depth interview with staff from the School of Social Work and Applied Human Sciences and the School of Psychology. This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement. International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International. English proficiency: IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy. How to apply? Applications must be lodged through UQ International. Closing date: To commence study in semester 1 - September 30 of the previous year. Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Months of entry


Course content

Why study the Master of Counselling?

The Master of Counselling provides graduate students with an in-depth knowledge base, and practice skills in professional counselling. The program is one of the largest in Australia and has a strong focus on Counselling and applied Psychotherapy strategies to enhance outcomes for clients struggling with a wide range of challenges. These challenges may vary from intra-personal issues to inter-personal (relationship) and systemic problems. A wide variety of theoretical models are taught with special emphasis on cutting edge brain-based therapies. The program is intended for students who desire to develop knowledge, skills and competencies for professional practice in counselling. Graduates will develop the skills to competently serve individuals, couples, families, and groups in the community. This program also promotes the professional status, identity and visibility of counsellors within our community and seeks to extend students' abilities to consider counselling within the broader social context as well as within individual client work. The staff involved in this program provide global leadership in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Information for international students

http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/english-language-requirements http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/student-visas http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/application-instructions http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/svp http://www.immi.gov.au/Study/Pages/student-visa-assessment-levels.aspx

Fees and funding

International students
AU$ 22540
Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 22540

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

(To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.)

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

UQ International
+61 3 8676 7004