Master of Guidance and Counselling

Course Code

34704

Version

2

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an appropriate three year undergraduate degree or diploma, from this or another university.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Masters degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU).

Special admission requirements

In exceptional cases applicants may be admitted to the course if they submit other evidence of academic and professional attainments and their candidature is approved by the Faculty.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

36 credit points as per course structure

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Masters degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

ED5310:03 Practicum in Guidance and Counselling

ED5311:03 Reflective Practice in Guidance and Counselling

ED5853:03 Careers and Leisure Guidance and Counselling

ED5857:03 Assessment

ED5859:03 Atypical Development

ED5862:03 Foundations of Counselling Theory

ED5863:03 Foundations of Counselling Practice

ED5864:03 Advanced Counselling

Options

Select 9 credit points of postgraduate ED subjects

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any level 5 subjects

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Singapore

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

18 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

6 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Yes

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students

Candidates may be required to undertake placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled at their own expense.

Special assessment requirements

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

18 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 16 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

A candidate who has accrued two years of full-time (or equivalent) professional experience may be granted advanced standing up to 12 credit points for non-core subjects.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 12 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate of Career Development.

Course articulation

Not applicable