Master of Counselling (Advanced)
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Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
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- 8 core units (100 credit points)
- 4 specialisation units (100 credit points)
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Master of Counselling (Advanced) is 50 credit points (normally four units)
Units of study
PSC60011 Professional Ethics and Supervision
PSC60012 Specific Skills in Counselling
PSC60013 Theories and Foundations of Counselling
PSC60014 Counselling Processes and Interventions
PSC70002 Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Disorders
PSC80010 Advanced Counselling Theories * (25 credit points)
PSC80011 Professional Practice and Counselling Settings * (25 credit points)
PSC80004 Advanced Counselling Placement * (25 credit points)
PSC80012 Advanced Training in Cognitive Behavioural Interventions * (25 credit points)
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and professional recognition.
Counselling in mental and/or community health, educational counselling and guidance.
Aims and objectives
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- exercise independent judgement relevant to counselling theory and practice in the field of human services counselling, couple counselling and forensic counselling
- initiate, plan, implement and evaluate basic counselling interventions with a range of client groups and presentations across the lifespan
- apply basic and more advanced skills to work therapeutically with a range of clients in human services and couple counselling contexts using counselling methods and techniques that are drawn from different evidence-based approaches, all of which emphasise the important role of assessment, empathy, the therapeutic relationship, ethical decision-making and professional supervision
- reflect on, and take responsibility for, their own learning and self-management processes in relation to counselling work with clients that promotes self-reflection and the development as a professional counsellor in a human services, couple counselling or forensic counselling context
- demonstrate competence in assessment (including risk assessment and mental state examinations) case formulation and treatment planning, implementation and evaluation for clients presenting with a range of complex issues in a human services and couple counselling context
- use written and oral communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of basic and advanced theoretical concepts and methods relevant to trauma, loss and grief counselling, addiction counselling, couple counselling and forensic counselling; and to transfer this knowledge to different client groups, including individuals, couples and families
- critically apply research principles, skills and methods to inform evidence-based practice, that include a broad and specialist understanding of the treatment literature for individuals, couples and groups presenting in a human services, couple counselling or forensic counselling context.
The Singapore Association of Counselling recognizes the nested suite of courses as appropriate training in professional counselling. The course has been approved by the Singapore Government’s Council for Private Education, May be eligible for Australian Counselling Association, PACFA, and the Australian Association for Relationship Counsellors.
The Swinburne experience
- Study abroad.
Study abroad opportunities
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn at Room 132, Building TD. Book now or call +61 3 9214 3584 for more information.
Applicants must also satisfy the following requirements:
- completion of an approved undergraduate or postgraduate degree or approved equivalent, or
- Graduate Certificate of Counselling
- Graduate Diploma of Counselling
Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.
The university may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
- Or equivalent measures available at English language requirements.
How to apply
Find out more
Executive Counselling and Training Academy Pte Ltd
1 Kay Siang Road #08-02
Tel: +65 6346 6411
Fax: +65 6334 2911