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 Master 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 Master 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 Master of Counselling Practice course work and clinical practice comprises 150 hours of client contact with 38 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.
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.
Graduate Certificate in Counselling
The Graduate Certificate in Counselling has been developed to allow those with a previous undergraduate qualification/s to continue developing skills for effective interpersonal engagement. The qualification also serves as a pathway as the subjects comprise the first semester of the Master of Counselling Practice course.
Graduate Diploma in Counselling
The Graduate Diploma in Counselling has been developed to allow those with a previous undergraduate qualification/s to continue developing skills for effective interpersonal engagement. The qualification also serves as a pathway as the subjects comprise the first year of the Master of Counselling Practice course.
- HSC200.8 Counselling Skills
- HSC201.8 Introduction to Counselling Theories
- HSC102.8 Working with Mental Health
- HSC103.8 Working with Grief and Loss*
- HSC202.8 Counselling Theories and Practice*
- HSC101.8 Human Lifespan Development
- MTO141.8 Meaningful Living
- HSS106.8 Trauma Informed Care*
- HSC218.9 – Research in Counselling & Psychotherapy (6cp)
- HSC214.9 Group Processes*
- HSC215.9 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy*
- HSC217.9 Hope in Practice: Facilitating Therapeutic Change*
- HSC209.9 Supervised Clinical Practice 1
- HSC210.9 Supervised Clinical Practice 2 (12cps)
* unit pre-requisites required
Electives (subject to availability and pre-requisites)
- HSC211.9 Relationship Counselling*
- HSC212.9 Child and Adolescent Counselling
- HSS201.8 Exploring Contemporary Spirituality
- EDU211.9 Ethical Understandings
- HSC127.8 Introduction to Pastoral Counselling
- HSC205.9 Counselling Theories & Practice 2
- HSC219.9 Research Project
Further electives can be chosen from:
- HSC213.9 Creative Therapy Approaches in Counselling (12 cps)
- Creative Writing and Communication Courses ― Master of Creative Writing and Communication
- Education Courses ― Master of Education
- Leadership Courses ― Master of Leadership
- Theology Courses ― Master of Divinity
* unit pre-requisites required
How long does it take?
2 years (24 months) full-time or part-time equivalent.
What do I need for entry?
Successful completion of a 3-year Bachelor’s degree with a Credit average of at least 5.0, or approved equivalent.
When can I start?
Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July
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.
SATAC: Not applicable
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