James Cook University

Master of Guidance and Counselling


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Brisbane, Queensland


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Guidance and Counselling

Format: Campus

Program Description:

JCU’s Master of Guidance and Counselling is designed for those wanting to pursue a career in counselling either in the education system or outside. Previously, this course has been completed predominately by teachers wishing to qualify as school guidance officers. The scope has now widened and people with experience in the human services sector are also encouraged to apply. The Master of Guidance and Counselling is accredited with the Australian Counsellors Association (ACA) and the Singapore Association for Counselling, making it possible for graduates to pursue a counselling career in the general community. Prerequisite/s: A three-year degree or diploma approved by the Faculty; or in exceptional cases applicants may be permitted to enrol if they submit other evidence of academic and professional attainments and their candidature is approved by the Faculty. Candidates with two years’ relevant work experience in the education and human services sectors can apply for up to 12 credit points of advanced standing for professional experience. Note: This award does not lead to registration as a teacher.


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