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Master of Education (School Guidance and Counselling - General)

Australia and New Zealand
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
1.5 years full-time
Delivery
External
Course starts
January, February and July
CRICOS
081798G

Full-time is not available for February start

Some units will be delivered in block mode with a compulsory on-campus component.

Highlights

  • Ideal for teachers who want a qualification in school guidance and counselling.
  • It is designed to provide eligibility for employment in a school setting from Prep to Year 12.
  • Study basic counselling techniques, learn how to assess student problems and provide effective counselling of students.
  • Includes block units and a 100-hours practicum in school guidance and counselling.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

Highlights

  • Ideal for teachers who want a qualification in school guidance and counselling.
  • It is designed to provide eligibility for employment in a school setting from Prep to Year 12.
  • Study basic counselling techniques, learn how to assess student problems and provide effective counselling of students.
  • Includes block units and a 100-hours practicum in school guidance and counselling.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

Why choose this course?

This study area will introduce you to basic counselling techniques and provide opportunities for you to learn how to assess student problems, effective counselling of students, and career development theory and its application on career development programs.

Real-world learning

This program includes a 100-hour school guidance and counselling practicum. The practicum will provide you with professional knowledge and skills in the practice of school guidance and counselling and an awareness of ethical guidelines. At least 50 hours must be completed within a primary, secondary or special education school setting. Up to 50 hours may be conducted in a community organisation such as Lifeline, refugee homework centres. Up to 15 hours of professional development workshops or training may be included in your total hours with supporting evidence. 

What to expect

If you are a teacher seeking a career change, the Master of Education (School Guidance and Counselling - General) offers the opportunity to become a school guidance counsellor. You will be eligible for employment in a school setting from Prep to Year 12.

Flexible delivery

You may study the course full-time or part-time. Some units in the School Guidance and Counselling study area are offered in the external mode, with all study materials available online. This program also includes block units, which are usually held before semester begins and require your compulsory attendance on campus for one-week of intensive study, during Queensland school holidays.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates will be prepared for careers such as school guidance and counsellor in a school setting.

Professional recognition

The Master of Education (School Guidance and Counselling) is approved by the Australian Counselling Association. Graduates are eligible to join the Australian Counselling Association.

The study area is also recognised by Education Queensland, Catholic Education, and Independent Schools as a guidance officer qualification in Queensland schools. Please consult other states’ registering authorities if you are seeking employment outside of Queensland.

Early exit

You can exit the course with a Graduate Certificate in Education following completion of any four masters units.

Details and units

QUT is committed to ensuring our courses meet the changing needs of the profession. This course is currently being refreshed and some of the details displayed may change.

Requirements

Course code
EU70
CRICOS code
081798G
Delivery
  • External

Some units will be delivered in block mode with a compulsory on-campus component.

Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Full-time is not available for February start

Duration
1.5 years full-time

Full-time is not available for February start

Entry
January, February and July
Entry

Master of Education - 1 .5 year program

A completed recognised bachelor degree in the field of education.

Master of Education - 1 year program

A completed recognised honours or postgraduate diploma (or higher) in the field of education.

 

Additional entry requirements

Current teacher registration.

 
Note: You do not need to apply for the one year program as you will be automatically assessed for eligibility as part of QUT's application for admission process.

Minimum English language requirements

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Advanced standing

On entry, you will be assessed for advanced standing (credit) for 48 credit points (4 units) based on a completed Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 8 or higher qualification in Education (An Honours year with a research component, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or higher), regardless of the age of the qualification. You do not need to apply for this credit.

Depending on your study area, you can receive up to 50 per cent advanced standing from masters or higher study completed in another program. Prior study must be current. Study over 10 years old is not normally considered. If you are applying for advanced standing for specific units, you will need to provide detailed unit/subject outlines from your previous study. These outlines must include learning outcomes, learning content, and assessment including word lengths. No advanced standing can be granted for undergraduate study, or postgraduate study at a lower level than masters.

You can also apply for advanced standing based on work or industry experience. Advanced standing is not able to be awarded for normal teaching experience. If you are responsible for an original academic work, such as creating a course and/or curriculum, or have published any original research, then you may be eligible for advanced standing for work or industry experience. The original academic work must be in excess of 5000 words.

If you intend to apply for advanced standing for prior study you can view more information and find out how to apply.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $6,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $29,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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