Master of Guidance and Counselling

Build on your professional knowledge and expertise, and gain real world experience applying your knowledge through professional placement opportunities.

Connect to experts

Learn from academics and industry contacts

Flexible delivery

Make study work for you

Make a difference

Conduct an individual research project


This course requires some on-campus attendance by online students.


  • Online: February, July
  • Townsville: February, July




+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee

^estimated annual tuition fee

Fees are based on 2020 figures and are subject to change

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


1.5 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor in cognate discipline

Course Code


Course detail

Real stories

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    Garrett McKenzie

    Master of Guidance and Counselling

    Working within a wellbeing role already, I am now able to better understand students and their behaviour to support them more effectively in the classroom. Some of the best school leaders I’ve worked with have a Masters of Guidance and Counselling and are some of the greatest and most inspiring leaders in their fields.

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    Irna Spigariol

    Master of Guidance and Counselling

    The course prepared me fully for my new career and I have gained my first position as a Guidance Officer in The Torres Strait Islands. As a first generation Australian from a minority background, I hope to assist other students who have had adversity in their lives, to stretch their success and lead fulfilling lives.

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    Dr Judi Reardon

    Course Coordinator, Master of Guidance and Counselling

    I bring to my lecturing and work with students my experience as a qualified children’s counsellor and teacher. If you are thinking about working in this field, do your homework about the job you want and the course you will take — list your goals for study and your professional aspirations and make them happen.