Monash is a member of the Group of Eight, an alliance of 8 leading Australian universities. Group of Eight universities produce graduates who find full-time employment sooner, begin on higher salaries, and are morelikely to move onto postgraduate studies than graduates from other Australian universities. Monash takes its reputation seriously and has achieved an enviable national and international reputation for research and teaching experience.
But while rankings are important, Monash cares as much about your individual experience as they do about their position on the blobal scale. Leaders from he world’s most successful companies consistantly rate Monash as a preferred university from which to hire gradutes. Global Employability Rankings, 2011 – 2014, New York Times.
Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Master of Counselling from Monash University.
The degree awards will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.
The Master of Counselling in the Faculty of Education is a skill-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. It is taught by academics with extensive experience working as 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 provides a professional qualification and offers authentic counselling experience. It is suitable for people from a variety of professions such as human resources, health, social welfare and education.
An integral component of the course is 300 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.
Graduates work in a variety of fields including careers counselling, education, child and family services, child protection services, child psychology, health policy, counselling, family counselling, health services management, and rehabilitation counselling.
Monash University helps students connect with employers, find jobs and explore career options.
This course consists of eight 12-point coursework units plus one 0-point professional experience unit.
Students must complete:
|EDF 4530||Lifespan Development and Counsellor Identity|
|EDF 4531||Professional Practice in Counselling|
|EDF 4532||Introduction to Mental Health Issues|
|EDF 4533||Counselling Children and Adolescents|
|EDF 5530||Counselling Skills for Individuals, Couples and Groups|
|EDF 5531||Cognitive Behaviour Therapies|
|EDF 5532||Ethics for Counsellors|
|EDF 5533||Advanced Counselling Practice|
|EDF 5534||Supervised Professional Counselling Practice (0 points)|
At a minimum, applicants must have successfully completed a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent qualification with a credit average.
Applicants who have successfully completed one of the following will be admitted with some credit:
Each term is a 3-month period covering 1 course of study. Each unit consists of 20 contact hours and will be conducted on week 4 or week 5 of the term, from Thursday till Sunday, after office hours in the evenings and/or over the weekends/public holidays. Professional experience intervention and support policy.
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