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Master of Counselling

Master of Counselling (MCCO)

Study mode
  • External
  • -
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, Jul


  • Gain the knowledge and expertise to upskill to an advanced level in various specialist counselling areas, as well as research principles and methods.
  • Tailor your study and select different specialisations depending on your experience or interests.
    • The Master of Counselling (Advanced Practice) is for registered professionals in counselling, psychology, mental health nursing, human services, or social work who wish to extend their professional development. Students studying this degree aren’t required to undertake a placement or courses with mandated attendance requirements.
    • The Master of Counselling (specialisations other than Advanced Practice) is a qualifying degree into the counselling profession. Entry into the Master of Counselling (qualifying specialisations) requires partial completion of the Graduate Diploma of Counselling at UniSQ or equivalent. Subjects studied in the Graduate Diploma are credited towards the Master of Counselling. 
  • This degree provides you with the opportunity to undertake a substantial research project or choose to do a smaller capstone project to further your research skills.
  • Graduates who have completed a research project within this degree may be eligible to apply for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
  • Study online while gaining practical experience through on-campus residential schools.
  • All specialisations within the Master of Counselling, with the exclusion of Advanced Practice, are accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). The Advanced Practice specialisation is recognised by the ACA as meeting their bridging requirements to meet Level 3 membership under certain conditions.

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