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Master of Counselling Practice

Postgraduate Course

About this Course

For more than 30 years, Tabor has been teaching students to listen.  And we’ve been teaching them in real-life environments.  The Masters of Counselling Practice places a significant emphasis on supervised practice in clinical situations where students of the program engage in delivering practical one-on-one counselling.

The Masters program will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of evidence-based therapeutic practice and equip you to apply both critical thinking and theory across an extensive range of human conditions.   This course builds the student’s self-awareness and capacity to relate to and engage with the broad range of clients in need of counselling.

The practice component of Masters of Counselling Practice takes place in a placement context and at Tabor’s dedicated training facility – Life Design Counselling & Education.  This space is fully equipped to enable students to conduct counselling sessions in a supportive learning environment.

The clinical practice of our Masters Counselling students is supervised in a variety of ways – including live observation of student counselling sessions, video review of student clinical practise, group supervision and case conference.  Tabor’s aim is to develop our students into empathic and effective counsellors.  Accordingly, in addition to coordinated group supervision, we provide considerable one-on-one supervision practise during the journey of each student.

The Masters of Counselling Practice course work and clinical practice comprises 200 hours of client contact with 50 hours of supervision.  Graduates will  be eligible for provisional membership with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia and, as a PACFA-registered practitioner, can look forward to a challenging and rewarding career in the world of counselling practice.

Read about Rina’s experience in the Master of Counselling Practice.

Professional Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Counselling Practice work as private practitioners or find work within the human services sector across a wide variety of government and/or non-government agencies.

Course Structure

11 Subjects total
6 Core
3 Specialisation
2 Practicum


Counselling Skills
Intro to Counselling Theories
Working with Mental Health
Professional Ethics
Counselling Theories and Practice
Human Lifespan Development


Specialisation 1
Specialisation 2
Specialisation 3


Supervised Case Work 1
Supervised Case Work 2

What do I need for entry?

Academic Requirements

Successful completion of a 3-year Bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 5.0, or approved equivalent.

How long does it take?

2 years (24 months) full-time or part-time equivalent.

Where can I study?

You can study on-campus and partially online.

How much does it cost?

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information

Exit Points

Graduate Diploma in Counselling after 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
Graduate Certificate in Counselling after 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent.

Course Codes

Tabor: SS914C
SATAC: Not applicable

Course Level

Make an Enquiry

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Phone: 1300 482 267
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