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Master of Guidance and Counselling

Make a lasting impact on the lives of others by developing the skills to support the social and emotional welfare of people and communities. Gain practical experience in advanced counselling methods and learn how to design, plan, and ethically implement professional guidance programs in a variety of contexts.

Flexible study options

Study online or on campus

Enhance your expertise

Build the skills to progress your career

Work internationally

Qualify to practice in Australia and Singapore

Location

Available to off-shore students with some on-campus attendance required

Commencing

  • Online: February, July

Fees

$30,960.00+

+estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load


Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

Duration

1.5 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor in cognate discipline

English language requirements

Band 2

If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.

Course Code

34704

Course detail

Real stories

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    Student

    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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    Alumni

    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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    Lecturer

    Jon Woodend

    Master of Guidance and Counselling

    The course prepares students to work with a range of clients, covering foundational up to advanced counselling skills, including ethical and diversity considerations and contemporary approaches. Students can study independently or join in workshops where they receive one-on-one feedback on their counselling skills.

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    Employer

    Colette Wasson

    Director, Human Resources Business Partnering, Education Queensland

    The Department of Education finds JCU students to be equipped with the knowledge, skill set and willingness to make a difference in Queensland State Schools. Graduates leave JCU with a well-rounded ability to succeed in the classroom, while also stepping outside their comfort zone to begin their professional careers.