Master of Counselling

Are you an experienced professional wanting to make inroads into the challenging but rewarding area of counselling? The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Master of Counselling is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia and the Australian Counselling Association. It provides professional training that combines classroom-based study with practical counselling experience.

Apply Now

Key Facts



() Master of Counselling

Degree Duration

2 Years :


Start Dates

February | July

Degree Overview

Our Master of Counselling is designed to suit the needs of people from various professional backgrounds, including social work, human resources, social welfare, nursing, psychology, and education. At the end of this postgraduate program, you will have the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to work in the counselling field.

The degree takes an integrative approach to counselling practice, focusing on contemporary and evidence-based approaches, group work, mental health, research skills and counselling across the lifespan. You will also be encouraged to develop self-awareness, identify, and discuss links between theory and practice, and showcase your ability to assess and intervene in response to various presenting issues.

You will also develop research skills relevant to the field of counselling. In the second year, you will undertake an industry placement. The length of the placement usually is 200 hours, which includes at least 40 hours of client contact and 10 hours of individual clinical supervision.

By the end of the Master’s degree, you will be able to register as a counsellor and work with clients in various settings.

Apply Now
  • CRICOS code: 055386M
  • Available in Sydney and Perth

Why Study this Degree

Graduate job-ready with industry-specific skills and knowledge

Benefit from a unique, personalised approach to education and pastoral care

Lecturers are industry professionals and leaders in their field

Discover The university of Notre Dame Australia

University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth (CRICOS: 01032F)

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi-campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth.

Notre Dame has a strong commitment to honouring the individual,  and recognises that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. Notre Dame believes that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path.

Notre Dame has been rated 5 stars in the Good Universities Guide 2024, undergraduate and postgraduate categories for Learner Engagement, Skills Development, Graduate Salary, Full-Time Employment

Find out more about The University of Notre Dame Australia