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What will I learn?

Counsellors support others in exploring and overcoming emotional, mental and lifestyle issues. Counselling is a rewarding career choice for those who want to work with people, develop personal wisdom and transform lives.

What will you do?

Undertake eight courses reflecting the latest developments in the field.
Learn from academics with extensive professional counselling experience.
Build hands-on skills through experiential learning.
Benefit from case-based learning in small group workshops.
Gain a core understanding of CBT, grief, attachment theory and ethical practice.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate eligible for the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy and registration with the Australian Counselling Association. You could support young people in your community through programs in schools or youth work. You might run a private practice or conduct group therapy at a wellbeing centre. Perhaps you’ll be a relationship or return-to-work counsellor.

Potential careers

Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Therapist

Degree Structure

Students complete 6 core courses in Counselling and Psychotherapy and 2 elective courses in thematic areas in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$38,000.00 (20,67,465) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

12 September 2022

More details

Start date

Information not available


The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,


South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for the Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced), you need to meet one of the following requirement options: OPTION 1: A completed bachelor's degree with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5, that includes an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) three-year sequence in psychology. AND A minimum grade average of 65% in Level 2 and Level 3 psychology courses taken as part of that degree. OPTION 2: Completed an APAC-accredited Graduate Diploma of Psychology with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.

For international students

Bachelor degree or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 7.0 (Reading 7, Listening 7, Speaking 7, Writing 7); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 94 with a minimum of 27 in Writing, 23 in Speaking and 24 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 600 with a minimum of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 65 (Reading 65, Listening 65, Speaking 65, Writing 65); Cambridge: Overall 185 (Reading 185, Listening 185, Speaking 185, Writing 185).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The University of Adelaide (UoA)

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 world’s most liveable city (The Economist)