Master of Counselling

Studying UQ’s Master of Counselling gives you the accreditation and practical skills you need to become a professional counsellor.

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work and the School of Psychology offer a Master of Counselling to provide graduate students with an in-depth knowledge base and the practical skills of professional counselling.

What is Counselling?

Many people working within the human service professions (social workers, psychologists, medical practitioners, nurses, educators, the clergy, physical therapists, and others) consider counselling to be an important part of the work that they do. In addition, the number of full-time, professional counsellors is increasing. Counsellors are employed in many areas such as non-government organisations, government services, schools, general practice and community health settings as well as in private practice.

About the program

By enrolling in UQ’s Master of Counselling program you will gain in-depth knowledge, skills and competencies for professional practice in counselling.

It is our aim to ensure that you will be trained at the highest quality and competence level. We also seek to promote the professional status, identity, and visibility of counsellors within our community and support the ongoing professional and personal growth and development of our counselling graduates.

You will be exposed to a rich blend of content and experience as our program is jointly run by UQ’s School of Psychology and the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. The cooperation of these two Schools allows us to call on the expertise and knowledge of both disciplines.

Our program is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). As such, the program upholds counselling practices that are adhere to professional codes of ethics and standards of practice of the professional associations in Australia.

Postgraduate

What our graduates are doing

midwife holding newbornThe diversity UQ offers is the best learning experience and was the most enjoyable thing for me. Making connections with people from different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds has broadened my knowledge. This is complemented by the challenging assignments and the practical work I had to do. The field placement has helped me to develop my knowledge in counselling and apply my learnings in real settings.

Shehenaz Ismail