Mixed-mode, intensives and online study
Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Holistic Practice)
AQF Level 9
The Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Holistic Practice) course is designed to develop specialised, advanced knowledge and skills in holistic counselling and psychotherapy and process oriented methodologies and skills.
The Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Holistic Practice) is a postgraduate course consisting of sixteen units of 55 credit points in total. Most students will complete the course full-time in mixed mode over two years.
Total course hours are 1,989, comprising 228 timetabled hours over four semesters of 16 weeks, and 1,546 personal/untimetabled study hours. The course includes two placements of 200 hours in total, made up of 40 client practice hours, practice administration and placement activities, linked to 10 hours of supervision. Students must also complete 15 hours of personal therapy as a course requirement.
The Masters course is designed to develop specialised, advanced knowledge and skills in holistic counselling and psychotherapy and process oriented methodologies. The aim of holistic counselling and psychotherapy is to promote critical questioning and reflection on the human condition and spirituality, and their relationship to wellbeing. The course will facilitate the formation of graduates as counsellors and psychotherapists. Graduates will display an advanced level of awareness of self and others, integrity, ethics, rigour and conscious development. Graduates will have knowledge of research, ethics and methodologies and skills for conducting literature based and autobiographical research projects from proposal stage to oral and written presentation of findings.
- Course Structure
- Admission Criteria
- Workshop Intensives
- Graduate Outcomes
- Professional Accreditation
The Masters Program (MCP) is $36,473 in total from 55 Credit Points:
- 2 credit point unit: $1,308 (two in course)
- 3 credit point unit: $1,962 (10 in course)
- 4.5 credit point unit: $3,022 (two in course)
- 6 credit point unit: $3,920 (two in course)
Course payment plans are available, enabling students to pay fees in monthly or bi-monthly instalments.
Students may withdraw from their enrolled units prior to the Census Date, which is Day 3 of each semester, and receive full unit tuition fee refunds. The enrolment fee is not refundable.
Students who withdraw from their enrolled units after the Census Date will not usually receive a tuition fee refund. However, students who require special consideration may apply for a refund on the Fee Refund Application Form.
- Application fee: $175
- National Police Check: $41.50 on the Clear to Work website
- Textbooks: Students are expected to purchase the required textbooks for each unit
- Personal therapy: 15 sessions with a PACFA registered counsellor or psychotherapist
- Travel and accommodation for six workshop intensives
Bridging Course - $1000
Applicants who have not completed counselling skills training in their previous qualification will be required to attend a bridging course provided by Metavision Institute.
More details can be found here: Foundational Counselling Skills