Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

150704 v.2 Master of Health Counselling


Course CRICOS Code: 029824K
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


This is an applied counselling course designed for professionals such as health professionals, pastors, educationists and other human service workers using counselling and group work skills. It offers an opportunity to expand on existing counselling andgroup work skills for individual, organisational and community work. A feature of the program is flexibility, enabling focus on specific applied areas of interest.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A four-year degree or equivalent, or a three-year undergraduate degree and a postgraduate diploma in a related area. Applicants without this requirement but holding a three-year degree in a related area with relevant work experience undertaking counselling, management, and policy-related activities at a senior level are considered.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. Entry into this course is available at the commencement of the year and mid-year. Applicants should consult the Course Coordinator to determine availability of units. Counselling Fieldwork 668 may commence four weeks prior to each semester. Other units follow the standard semester format.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Diploma in Counselling Health.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure




Year 1

13637 v.2   Theories and Applications of Counselling 661 3.0 25.0
13638 v.2   Counselling Assessment 662 3.0 25.0
13639 v.2   Socially Relevant Contexts 663 3.0 25.0
13640 v.2   Group Processes 664 3.0 25.0
13641 v.2   Counselling Evaluation 665 3.0 25.0
13642 v.2   Interpersonal Processes 666 3.0 25.0
13644 v.2   Counselling Fieldwork 668 16.0 50.0
307229 v.1   Counselling Professional Practice 667 3.0 25.0
Optional units (No year level specified) Hrs/Wk Credits
5941 v.6   Addiction Studies 501 4.0 25.0
5943 v.5   Addiction Studies 502 4.0 25.0
5949 v.8   Sexology 651 4.0 25.0
5951 v.6   Sexology 652 4.0 25.0
N1 See the course coordinator for other available options


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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