Master of Teaching (School Counselling)

Applications for the 2015 intake are now closed. The next intake of students for the MTeach program will be in March 2016.

This course is designed to prepare students to become school counsellors while also qualifying as a teacher in one area of the secondary-school curriculum. To this end, all candidates undertake coursework and professional experiences in school counselling and one of the curriculum areas listed on the prerequisites page.

The details of the prerequisites for school counselling – as well as those of other Master of Teaching designations offered by the faculty – are published in detail under the separate MTeach prerequisites heading.

Careers in school counselling

School counsellors work as psychologists in government and non-government schools across all sectors of the education community: primary, secondary and special education. Their varied and interesting role includes:

  • assessing individual children, including children who have disabilities

  • working with children and adolescents who have difficulties in learning and/or behaviour

  • counselling children and adolescents who have mental-health and/or behaviour issues

  • interviewing and working with parents and teachers

  • engaging in preventative and proactive programs in schools with children, teacher and parents

  • researching the needs of children and adolescents

  • participating in up-to-date professional development