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MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING

KPT / JPT ( R / 762 / 7 / 0017 ) 05 / 25 - MQA / FA12898
If you ’ re passionate about helping people and want to make a positive difference in the lives of others , this is the course for you .
This skill-based course is taught by leading academics with extensive experience working as counsellors and psychologists . It offers a combination of theory and professional experience , providing you with the knowledge and skills to begin a rewarding career as a counsellor . This degree is also suitable if you ’ re already in a profession that needs counselling skills , such as teaching , social work or human resources .
A distinctive aspect of this course is its focus on preparing students to be culturally competent counsellors . You ’ ll complete 768 hours of clinical placements , comprising 300 hours of client contact and 468 hours of non-contact placement activities .
Professionally accredited
This course is fully accredited by the :
• Malaysian Board of Counsellors
• Australian Counselling Association
• Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia .
Course structure
Part A . Professional studies in counselling ( 78 points )
• Counselling practice and theory
• Human growth and lifespan development
• Mental health issues assessment : grief , trauma and substance abuse
• Counselling in a multicultural context
• Children and adolescents counselling
• Personnel and career development counselling
• Counselling skills : individuals and couples
• Ethics and professional issues in counselling and psychology
• Group counselling skills and psychotherapy
• Cognitive behaviour therapy
• Advanced personnel and career development counselling
• Counselling research design , statistics and program evaluation
• Psychological assessment and measurement .
Part B . Professional practice in counselling ( 18 points )
• Counselling internship
• Counselling practicum .
Entry requirements
ELIGIBILITY Australian bachelor ’ s degree ( or equivalent ) 1
Average requirements
60 % 2 Any other qualification deemed equivalent by the University .
Prerequisites
English : Monash ’ s minimum requirements apply ( Monash English Bridging is accepted ).
1 You must submit your curriculum vitae ( CV ), referee reports from two academics , and pass an interview .
2 In equivalent Monash University grading scale terms , a 100 % scale where 50 % is a pass .
2 years ( full-time ) 4 years ( part-time )*
Part-time classes are held on weekdays .
February and July Coursework
RM67,626 Malaysian student
RM76,545 International student 2021 fees for full course
Professionally accredited Counselling placement
CAREER PATHWAYS Upon completing this course , you should be able to work as a counsellor with an advanced level of knowledge , and be cognisant of the professional issues involved in undertaking counselling as a profession in Malaysia and the region . You ’ ll be able to work in settings such as community mental health clinics , schools , health centres , workplaces and in private practice .
* Part-time study is not available for international students .
MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES
I chose to study at Monash because it ’ s a reputable international university with engaging and experienced lecturers . The program is also accredited by the Australian Counselling Association , which makes it easier to pursue job opportunities abroad .”
CHEW ANN BEE
Master of Professional Counselling Trainee Counsellor , Mind Psychological Services and Training
Ann Bee ’ s current research looks into how resilience can be trained to improve work performance and job satisfaction , and to incorporate this approach in career counselling . After she graduates , she hopes to work with non-governmental organisations and government bodies to raise awareness on the importance of mental health .
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