Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
Master's Degree + Postgraduate Unit
FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
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Counsellor | Psychotherapist | Therapist
If you're pursuing a career in professional counselling, and want to give yourself a competitive edge by advancing your skills and development, a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy from Edith Cowan University is the ultimate postgraduate course for you.
This coursework degree combines theoretical study with experiential-based skill development and self-reflective clinical practice. You'll cover core subjects such as couples and family therapy, group psychotherapy, and the theories and principles of psychodynamic practice. You'll also have the option of completing a year-long fieldwork placement or applying to complete a research project.
Studying at ECU's Joondalup campus, you'll complete two years of full-time study (or four years part-time), graduating with the advanced skills and hands-on experience you need to pursue your dream career in counselling or psychotherapy.
You may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
In this counselling course, the subjects you may study include:
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy from Edith Cowan University.
Graduates who complete the Clinical strand of the degree are eligible for professional accreditation with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). Graduates are prepared to pursue professional counselling and psychotherapy careers in a number of different areas, including relationship/family/school/return-to-work counselling, youth work, group therapy and private practice.
Students may also choose to pursue further study with a Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated).
Wondering where a career in counselling could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Bereavement Counsellor, Relationship Counsellor, Family Counsellor, School Counsellor, Rehabilitation Counsellor, Youth Worker, Community or Welfare Worker.
Students may pay for this course upfront or apply for a government FEE-HELP loan to cover all or part of their fees (eligibility criteria applies).
Scholarships and ECU Student Loans are also available to eligible students.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).
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