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School counselling

Specialisation

The MTeach specialisation in school counselling is designed to prepare students to become school counsellors while also qualifying as a teacher in one area of the secondary-school curriculum. All candidates undertake coursework and professional experiences in school counselling and a curriculum area.

About this major

To meet the requirements for this specialisation, a candidate completes 96 credit points (cp) comprising
(a) Year 1: 48 cp of study from the MTeach table including 20cp of core education units and 28cp of curriculum and professional studies units; and
(b) Year 2: 48cp of units of study from the MTeach table including 34cp of core education units and 14cp of curriculum and professional studies units.
Subject to the satisfactory completion of 72cp (normally at the end of the third full-time semester), students undertake extensive work in our partner schools in the final semester of the course.

Graduate opportunities

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 behaviour; counselling children and adolescents who have mental-health 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.
Courses that offer this major
Units of study in this major

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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