What will I learn?

Contemporary human needs include mental health care and wellbeing. This course addresses these growing needs by equipping you as a professional, allowing you to explore, identify and examine intervention strategies to assist those people who are at risk.

Designed by experienced educators with substantial experience working as professional counsellors and psychologists, this course will provide you with knowledge of theory, concepts, principles, issues and contexts relevant to working as a counsellor, as well as preparatory skills. In this course, you will focus on the following areas:

lifespan development and counselling approaches relevant to issues experienced during the lifespan
theory and counselling practice that leads towards positive change, effective coping, and mental/emotional well-being
principles, guidelines, and issues in conducting counselling in an ethically appropriate manner
foundational interviewing and counselling skills as an interpersonal process, and the application of these to diverse contexts.

For those already within an established career, the course will provide complimentary knowledge and understanding of human behaviour which may be applied to enable a positive, supportive and safe workplace environment.

This full-time course is also offered on-campus in the below location:

Multi-modal at Singapore: Full time

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education



Study options

Full Time (0.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$18,200.00 (US$ 13,159) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


Monash University

Clayton Campus,

Wellington Road,



3800, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to the course requires successful completion of a bachelor's degree with a major in psychology from any course accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) with at least a distinction (70%) average in third-year psychology

For international students

Applicants must have successfully completed a recognised bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification with a 60% average.

Level D

IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 7.0, Reading 7.0, Writing 7.0 and Speaking 7.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 65 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 65, Reading 65, Speaking 65 and Writing 65

TOEFL Internet-based test: 98 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 24, Listening 24, Speaking 23 and Writing 27

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


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