Master of Guidance and Counselling
Professional accreditation status
This course is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and by the Singapore Association of Counselling (SAC). Graduates are eligible for professional membership of the ACA or the SAC.
Masters Degree (AQF Level 9)
Tropical Environments and Societies
Completion of a cognate, three year, AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree Cognate disciplines include education, psychology, social work, law, health or career development.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional selection requirements
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 Division.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
36 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Master of Guidance and Counselling, graduates will be able to:
ED5859:03 Atypical Development
ED5862:03 Foundations of Counselling Theory
ED5863:03 Foundations of Counselling Practice
ED5864:03 Advanced Counselling
ED5310:03 Practicum in Guidance and Counselling
ED5311:03 Reflective Practice Research in Guidance and Counselling
ED5853:03 Career and Leisure Guidance and Counselling
Select 12 credit points of ED level 5 subjects from List 1
ED5190:03 Introduction to Educational Research
ED5510:03 Teaching ESL to Indigenous Students
ED5812:03 ICTs for Learning and Teaching
ED5831:03 Research in Early Childhood Education
ED5833:03 Issues in the Education and Care of Young Children
ED5855:03 Behaviour Management
ED5871:03 Language Acquisition and Reading
ED5873:03 Teaching and Learning Literacy
ED5880:03 Educational Leadership
ED5881:03 Contemporary Curriculum
ED5911:03 Education for Sustainability
ED5912:03 Co-Learning for a Sustainable Future
ED5913:03 Communicating Sustainability and Climate Change
ED5914:03 Individual Action Project
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
18 months full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students.
Students may be required to undertake placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled at their own expense.
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Graduates are eligible for professional membership of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) or the Singapore Association of Counselling (SAC).
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
18 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
Advanced standing will not be granted for ED5311.
Students who have accrued two years of full-time (or equivalent) professional experience in a cognate discipline area or have an AQF Level 8 cognate qualification may be granted advanced standing of up to 12 credit points for non-core subjects.
Students seeking admission without a cognate degree must first complete the Graduate Certificate of Career Development. Then, within the Master of Guidance and Counselling, they must complete 6 credit points of ED level 5 subjects instead of ED5853 and ED5862.
MASTER OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students 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 Education.