Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Australian College of Applied Psychology

This program is designed as an advanced (second) training in contemporary counselling and psychotherapy.

Course Fee:

Australian: $37,424

Entry Requirements:

Undergraduate degree in a cognate field of study; a Counselling Applicant Screening questionnaire; 2 referee reports; a National Criminal History Record check within 30 days of accepting the offer


16 coursework units (each with on-campus and online components), 2 applied research units undertaken on a negotiated project, an in depth placement taken over 2 consecutive terms with 240 hours in total of placement (including 80 hours of client contact), and an additional 24 hours of clinical supervision provided in small groups.

Subjects you can Study:

Counselling; Psychotherapy

Study Pathways:

Students who have completed ACAP's 2 year Graduate Diploma of Counselling, a 4-year full-time APAC-accredited Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) or a 4-year full-time AASW accredited degree Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), are eligible for up to 50% credit in the Masters course (1 year full-time).


The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

Who for:

Graduates with a Bachelor Degree in a cognate field of study

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01328A

Related Careers:

Counsellor, Psychologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Brisbane No info No 2 years
Melbourne No info No
Sydney No info No 2 years
Since 1983 the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) has been teaching applied psychology and helping to prepare students to change lives - to make a difference. A leader in applied psychology education, ACAP offers specialist courses in counselling, case management, coaching, social work and psychology, and has more than 4000 students currently studying on-campus or online. ACAP is a nationally registered training organisation (RTO) and higher education provider (HEP). ACAP has city campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Each campus offers a unique experience while delivering the same course content and quality teaching. You can also combine your on-campus learning with studying by flexible delivery. This RTO can offer VET Student Loans for certain approved courses. A VET Student Loan is a capped loan from the Australian Government to help you pay your tuition fees. Your initial loan debt amount (loan and loan fee, if applicable), plus indexation, must be paid back once you start earning over a certain amount. The compulsory threshold for the 2019-2020 income year is $45,881.

Provider CRICOS: 01328A

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