Master of Counselling
Course Registration No. 212512
Master of Counselling
The Master of Counselling program at Monash University aims to provide a skill-based training of counselling that can gear you up for counselling practice in Hong Kong.
The program draws on contemporary theories and approaches to counselling and psychotherapy and will develop your appreciation of the mental-health issues that arise across the lifespan. You will examine the various forms of professional counselling, including online and distance counselling, child and adolescent counselling, and individual, couples and group counselling. You will also be introduced to the ethical and professional issues faced by counsellors.
While counselling skills are widely applied in areas of social work, community service, the field of counselling has also recognised as one of the core professions. Master of Counselling graduates work in a variety of fields, including careers counselling, education, child and family services, child protection services, health policy, family counselling, health services management and rehabilitation counselling.
|4 units||6 units|
|- Lifespan development and counsellor Identity^
- Professional practice in counselling^
Ethics for counsellors
Introduction to mental health issues*
|Term 2||Cognitive behaviour therapies||Counselling children and adolescents*|
|Term 3||Counselling skills for individuals, groups and couples||
Ethics for counsellors
|Term 4||Advanced counselling practice||Cognitive behaviour therapies|
|Term 5||Counselling skills for individuals, groups and couples|
|Term 6||Advanced counselling practice|
*Exemption can be given to those already have 4th year of tertiary education, 2 units will be exempted and the program can be completed in 12 months. For details, please refer to Advanced Standing section.
**While assistance will be provided, students are expected to secure their own practicum placement with counselling agencies or social service centres. Monash and Kaplan Higher Education have ongoing associations in the local market in this respect and will assist as necessary. The cost of on-site or individual practicum supervision is negotiable between students and their supervisors, and be borne and paid directly by students to their supervisors.
^Subject to applicants' prior qualification, exemptions may be granted to certain units.
Can be completed in 12 - 18 months
Medium of Instruction
Each unit will be formally assessed by reports, essays, examinations and/ or case studies
CRICOS Provider: 00008C
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.
Program Start Date
Credit / Advanced Standing
Students are expected to undertake all 6 units in the programme content unless granted credit / advanced standing by the University. Applicants may be eligible for exemption of the first 2 units of the program based on additional approved academic qualifications and/or recognition of prior learning
To apply for credit / advanced standing, please visit the Monash Application Forms website and download, complete and submit the credit form.
(Pay upon successful application & non-refundable)
|1st instalment||AU$ 5,400||AU$ 5,400|
|2nd instalment||AU$ 5,400||AU$ 5,400|
|3rd instalment||AU$ 5,400||AU$ 5,400|
|4th instalment||AU$ 5,400||AU$ 5,400|
|5th instalment||-||AU$ 5,400|
|6th instalment||-||AU$ 5,400|
|Total:||AU$ 21,600||AU$ 32,400|
Candidates who do not comply with the fee schedule will not be permitted to proceed with the programme.
# For details of the advanced standing entry, please refer to the Advanced Standing section.
This programme is eligible to apply for Extended Non-Means-Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS).
Students will not need to pay for the exempted units (i.e. modules)
|1.||Graduates can be admitted as a registered counsellor at Australian Counselling Association (ACA)||http://www.theaca.net.au/|
|2.||Graduates can be admitted as a registered counsellor at Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)|
|3.||Graduates can apply for full membership and/or status of registered counsellor at Asian Professional Counselling Association (APCA H.K.)|
|4.||Graduates can apply for membership at Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association (HKPCA)|
|5.||Graduates can apply for membership at Hong Kong Society of Counseling & Psychology (HKSCP)||http://hkscporg.weebly.com/|
|6.||Graduates can apply for membership within one year of graduation date at British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)|
Monash University was established in Melbourne, Australia in 1958 and is one of Australia's largest and most dynamic universities. Its research is internationally recognised, its faculties are acclaimed for teaching excellence throughout Australia, and its graduates hold prestigious positions worldwide in industry, commerce and education.
With over 70,000 students (and 250,000 alumni) from over 170 countries, we are today Australia's largest university. Monash offers a breadth and depth of courses that are unique. Monash University's vision is defined by 3 themes: Innovation, Engagement, and Internationalisation.
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“Monash University - Master in Counselling programme was interesting and informative with a view to putting psychological theories into practice effectively. It was an excellent experience to share thoughts and views with professional working in educational environment."
So Shiu Yuen, Anthony
“Monash University - Master in Counselling programme is a well-structured programme. The programme coordinator & lecturers are extremely professional and knowledgeable. The course is suitable to anyone from different field. While we learn on understanding & helping others, it also enables us to know ourselves better. I would strongly recommend this course to people who are keen to improve themselves."
Ip Chui Shan, Miranda
“I think the Monash Master in Counselling is a really good platform for students to start their counselling profession. The part time mode is a very flexible schedule for students who are working full time. So far, all the students at Kaplan in my placement centre are very positive. We’re both at a learning curve to understand each other, but I feel that they are very professional and dedicated students which I truly admire!"
Christian Action Chungking Mansions Service Centre
Monash Master in Counselling programme placement representative
“The program is very international, in a sense that the overall teaching content has an international scope that enlarges my visions. The lecturers are very well experienced in their field. I feel that the program inspired me to have more interest in counselling and it has helped me to open up more opportunities ahead. The overall time schedule of the program suits very well to my work, as I’m in the Hospital Authority practicing as a nurse, I really need a program that truly suits my busy time schedule.
I have studied in previous universities with my bachelor studies, but none of them has a program management team like Kaplan does. They help me to communicate with the university and also keep me at pace to my studies. All in all, I really appreciate everything that Kaplan has done for me during my period of study. Thank you!"
Leung Chung Hing, Intake 20
Advanced Practice Nurse (Psychogeriatric Services)
Our programs are strictly complying with the regulatory requirements of Hong Kong Education Bureau. We are actively working with our partner universities to deliver high quality programs which can be integrated into student’s practical needs. Apart from the lecturers who come from our partner universities, our international associates are highly-qualified with relevant academic qualifications, practical and teaching experiences.
Conductive study environment, thoughtful program management and administrative services are the key promises which Kaplan Higher Education is proud to deliver. Our Program Management Team assigns dedicated program manager for each program as the bridge between students and universities.
Senior Teaching Staff,
Master of Counselling | 2010 Graduate
As a professional counsellor, we are only convincing in our role if we change ourselves before we help others change themselves.
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