The Monash University Master of Counselling in the Faculty of Education is a skill-based programme taught by academics with extensive experience professional counsellors/psychologists. It can be completed in 12 months, 18 months or 24 months as part-time study depending on the level of entry.
The Master of Counselling is a professional qualification that offers authentic counselling experience and is accredited by the Singapore Association of Counsellors (SAC), Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). It is suitable for individuals from a variety of professions such as human resources, healthcare, social welfare, and education, as well as people with no counselling background but are looking for a career switch into the counselling filed.
An integral component of the programme is 200 hours of professional placement, which includes contact and non-contact hours. Non-contact hours include any counselling-related duties associated with the placement centre that do not involve counselling clients. Examples include: administrative duties, observation of groups or activities, writing case notes, research into a particular case or attending meetings. Contact hours include client counselling or discussions about case managers, teachers, social workers and/or family members.