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Master of Counselling

Provided by: Kaplan Higher Education Academy
Awarded by: Monash University

Course Introduction

The Master of Counselling programme in the Faculty of Education is a skill-based programme suited to those with an interest in counselling. The programme is taught by academics with extensive experience working as professional counsellors or psychologists, and it offers a professional qualification and an authentic counselling experience. It is suitable for people from a variety of professions such as counselling, psychology or social work. An integral component of the programme involves gaining professional experience, providing you with an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision in clinical settings. 

Curriculum Overview

INTAKES
There are 2 intakes per year.
Commencement
  • February
  • July
    Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedules.
Minimum Class Size
  • 20 students
    Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.

Area of Studies

Core Modules
This programme consists of 10 modules and 2 supervised counselling placement modules. Students must complete:
  • Advanced Ethics and Professional Issues in Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapies: Assessment and Intervention
  • Contemporary Counselling Approaches
  • Counselling Couples, Families and Groups
  • Counselling in the School Years
  • Diversity in Counselling
  • Emerging Counsellor Practice
  • Grief and Trauma Counselling
  • Learning and Career Counselling
  • Supervised Counselling Placement A
  • Supervised Counselling Placement B
  • Telehealth and Technology in Counselling
Supervised Counselling Placement A and B are field placements (practicums) for professional experience in counselling. Students must complete the required number of hours and the activities specified in the professional experience guide for these modules. Student learning is supported by professional practice consultants, coordinators and supervisors. These modules track the requirements for completing professional experience in the programme and during supervised placements in the fields.
While assistance will be provided, students are encouraged to secure their own practical placement with counselling agencies or social service centres. Cost of on-site or individual practicum supervision is negotiable between students and their supervisors and will be borne and paid directly by students to their supervisors.

 

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements
72-Credit Point Programme
  • An Australian Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) with at least a distinction (70% average) and a minimum of 2 years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience; OR
  • An Australian Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline including Counselling, Psychology or Social Work with at least a distinction (70% average); OR
  • A 4-year Australian Honours Bachelor’s Degree or an Australian Graduate Certificate or an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) with at least a distinction (70% average); OR
  • An Australian Master’s Degree (or equivalent) with at least a distinction (70% average).
48-Credit Point Programme
  • An Australian Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline including Counselling, Psychology or Social Work with at least a distinction (70% average) and a minimum of 2 years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience; OR
  • A 4-year Australian Honours Bachelor’s Degree or an Australian Graduate Certificate or an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) with at least a distinction (70% average) and a minimum of 2 years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience; OR
  • A 4-year Australian Honours Bachelor’s Degree or an Australian Graduate Certificate or an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a related discipline including Counselling, Psychology or Social Work with at least a distinction (70% average); OR
  • An Australian Master’s Degree (or equivalent) with at least a distinction (70% average) and a minimum of 2 years of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience; OR
  • An Australian Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline including Counselling, Psychology or Social Work with at least a distinction (70% average).
Applicants who do not meet the Master’s admission requirements will be assessed for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Counselling. Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Counselling with a 70% average, students will be admitted into the 48-credit point Master’s Degree programme directly.
In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the University.
Language Proficiency
  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no band lower than 7.0; OR
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): score of 65 overall with no band lower than 65; OR
  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test: score of 98 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 27, Listening: 24, Reading: 24 and Speaking: 23; OR
  • An equivalent English language test approved by the University

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fee
The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.
S$26,842
payable in 4 instalments
(48 credit points)
S$40,263
payable in 6 instalments
(72 credit points)
Fee inclusive of 9% GST
Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*
 
Non-Refundable Application Fee
​S$239.80​
Fee inclusive of 9% GST
 
Student Development Fee
​S$283.40* ​
Fee inclusive of 9% GST
*Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.
The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services.
 
GST
All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.
Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.
 
Education Loan
Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs.
  • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
  • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
  • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
  • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

 

Study Mode & Duration

Duration
  • 16 or 23 months (depending on level of entry)
Maximum allowed candidature period
72-Credit Point Programme
  • 60 months
48-Credit Point Programme
  • 48 months
If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.

Assessment & Exams
100% coursework-based Degree programme with no exams
 
Delivery Mode
Each semester covering 1-3 modules.
Classes are delivered through synchronous online teaching by Monash University faculty, usually once a week per module, subject to class scheduling.
 
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