Prerequisites for the MTeach in school counselling
Prospective students for the graduate-entry school counselling degree will need to have:
- completed a fourth year of tertiary studies in psychology that has met the standards required of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), for example, a BA(Psych.)(Hons)
- sufficient tertiary studies in a secondary-school curriculum area to meet the prerequisites for that area listed in the table below.
Teaching training is part of the preparation to become a school counsellor; however, this degree is specifically designed to prepare suitably qualified persons in psychology to work in schools as a school counsellor, rather than as a classroom teacher. The honours or equivalent fourth year in psychology is required for provisional registration as a psychologist in NSW.
Applicants who are one unit (equivalent to one quarter of a semester of full-time study) short of meeting the prerequisites for the secondary-school curriculum area of their choice may be given special permission to study the deficient units with another faculty or at another institution concurrently with their MTeach studies. The conditions of enrolment by special permission for concurrent studies are listed on the general prerequisites page for graduate-entry teaching.
The curriculum areas offered by the faculty are reviewed annually and insufficient enrolments will lead to cancellation.
Please refer to "Minor Teaching Area" under the secondary teaching prerequisites table for Curriculum-area prerequisites for the MTeach in school counselling, located here.