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Master of Counselling


Course Description

Introduction
Special Note: This Masters course has been approved by DEEWR for student income support payments (i.e. Youth Allowance and Austudy).
This course is offered on a full fee paying basis to eligible domestic students commencing in 2013. Fees are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule. Click on 'View fees for this unit' and select 'Tuition fee (domestic) Post 2008' as the fee type.
The Master of Counselling provides opportunities for graduates with a background in psychology or another area of human services to undertake advanced level training in counselling. The course is offered on a full-time or part-time study basis on the Hobart campus.

Objectives
The Master of Counselling is a skill based course which aims to provide students with the advanced knowledge and skills in counselling, assessment and research and preparation for employment in a range of counselling roles. The course focuses on developing an advanced understanding of theoretical basis of counselling and the ethical, legal and professional issues in relation to the practice of counselling, and the acquisition of advanced level counselling skills. Students will develop an ability to demonstrate a range of skills in relation to assessment, intervention, evaluation, consultation and referral; and an understanding of approaches to research in counselling and the ability to successfully undertake independent projects within the community in the area of counselling.

Career Outcomes
Counselling graduates work in a wide range of settings including relationship counselling organisations, secondary and postsecondary education, community welfare centres, drug and alcohol agencies, church agencies, and private practice. Other graduates utilise their knowledge and skills in counselling in their existing employment.

Professional Recognition
The Master of Counselling meets the requirements for eligibility for listing on the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) Register. Admission to the Register based on recognition of prior learning, practice and supervision is also possible. For further information, go to the PACFA website (www.pacfa.org.au/). Psychology graduates should note that the Master of Counselling is not an accredited postgraduate program in psychology and a graduate will not be eligible for registration as a psychologist.

Course Abbreviation
MCouns

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/equivalent-undergraduate-entry-requirements-by-country .

English Language Requirements
International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability.
For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.
Alternatively, applicants can provide evidence that English has been the sole medium of instruction and examination in their most recent studies, for a minimum of 2 years, and within the last 24 months. Academic transcripts and a letter from your institution will be required.

International students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/general-admission-requirements .

Entry Requirements

Requirements for entry to the course are completion of a degree with a major in psychology or behavioural science, or a degree in an affiliated area or other equivalent qualifications. Applicants must have completed all units required for the Graduate Diploma in Counselling (See also Graduate Diploma in Counselling for more details). Candidates will be interviewed and may be required to submit a professional statement including professional references, statement of intent, work history and police records check. Applicants must also provide a one page summary of an empirical article (article and summary guidelines are provided to applicants prior to interview).

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