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Do you want to extend your teaching career into the field of counselling? Develop your skills within Counselling in Education and understand more about the key issues faced by students and how professionals in education are tackling them. Learn more about key theories and practices of counselling in education contexts, as well as the legal, ethical and professional skills that apply when working with children, adolescents and adults. 

Explore UniSQ's Counselling in Education degrees


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What will I learn when studying a UniSQ’s Counselling in Education degrees?

Are you considering advancing your education and teaching career with a focus on counselling? At UniSQ, we offer a range of school counselling courses tailored to meet the evolving needs of educators. Our school counsellor degrees are designed to provide comprehensive knowledge and practical skills, emphasising hands-on experience to ensure you are well-prepared for real-world challenges.

When studying UniSQ's Counselling in Education degrees, you will delve into the key issues faced by students and understand how professionals in the field of education address them. We equip you with knowledge about the principal theories and practices of school counselling courses in educational settings. Additionally, you will gain insights into the legal, ethical, and professional skills required when working with children, adolescents, and adults. Study education and counselling at UniSQ to enhance your professional expertise and make a meaningful difference in the lives of students and the broader educational community. 

What is the difference between a Counselling degree and a Counselling in Education degree?

A Counselling degree at UniSQ primarily focuses on the general principles, theories, and practices of counselling across various settings and populations. This equips you with the skills to provide therapeutic support to individuals, couples, families, and groups, addressing a wide range of emotional, psychological, and behavioural challenges.

On the other hand, a Counselling in Education degree at UniSQ is specialised postgraduate and research area of counselling and education, tailored towards the educational setting. These degrees sit within our Education and Teaching study area and gives you the necessary skills to work within schools and educational institutions to support students' emotional and social well-being in tandem with their academic progress. 

Why study a Counselling in Education degree with UniSQ?

Studying a school counsellor degree at UniSQ allows you to extend your teaching career into the specialised field of counselling. UniSQ offers a comprehensive understanding of the key issues faced by students and the strategies employed by education professionals to tackle them. Our program emphasises both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared for real-world challenges.

Gain a strong start to your career in education and counselling with UniSQ.

  • UniSQ’s expert lecturers model the latest teaching approaches ensuring maximum support for face-to-face and online learning. 
  • UniSQ is rated 5/5 stars* for Education and Training:
    • Learning resources
    • Student support
    • Teaching quality.
    • We are rated 5/5 stars* for postgraduate starting salary and overall educational experience. 
* Good Universities Guide 2024. 
What are the career opportunities for those with a Counselling in Education degree?

Graduating with Counselling in Education degree from UniSQ can lead to a range of career options within education and counselling settings, including:

  • school counsellor
  • guidance officer
  • guidance counsellor
  • special education counsellor
  • student welfare officer. 
Are flexible study options available?
UniSQ understands the need for flexibility in our school counselling courses. We provide a range of study options including on-campus, external and school counselling courses online. Regardless of whether you opt for part-time or full-time study, our education counselling degrees are designed to provide the adaptability you need to balance your education with other responsibilities. 

You can adjust your degree enrolment to meet your needs. Take one subject at a time, or study extra subjects when life allows it. Discover the different ways to study at UniSQ.  
Are there any scholarships or financial aid options available?
We know that cost can play a big part in your decision to study. Learn about the fees related to university and the financial support options we have available during your education and counselling studies on our fees and scholarships website

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