Counselling courses

Study counselling at Monash University

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a positive difference to the lives of others?

Designed by experienced educators with substantial experience working as professional counsellors and psychologists, our courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to make an impact on the lives of others.

You can choose from a range of degrees and short courses to meet your goals, whether you want to develop skills in counselling to apply to your current career, or start a brand new career in counselling.

Counselling graduates can work in a variety of fields, including careers counselling, education, child and family services, health policy, family counselling, health-services management and rehabilitation counselling.

Approaches to counselling are wide-ranging, and by studying counselling with Monash you can explore methods like cognitive behaviour therapies, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivation interviewing, person-centred, narrative, play and art therapies, existential, and emotion-focused, as well as essential approaches to working with couples, families, and groups.

Degrees and Careers in Counselling Information Evening

Thursday 15 September 2022, 6:30pm

Join us at this information evening to ask questions and find out everything you need to know about these programs. Hear from our course leader, current students and alumni and learn about the kind of opportunities a career in counselling has to offer.

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Master of Counselling

When teacher and tutor Sascha Rixon saw an increasing number of her students coming to her with anxiety, she knew it was time to shift her career.

Postgraduate courses

Graduate Certificate of Counselling

The Graduate Certificate of Counselling will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge in essential counselling principles and practices.

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Master of Counselling

The Master of Counselling will provide you with a professional qualification and offers a combination of theory and professional experience. This course is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association.

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Professional development short courses