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The Master of Counselling is a comprehensive Christian counselling course that empowers Perth Bible College (PBC) students to develop a range of counselling skills and practices across different counselling areas. This course is delivered with a Christian ethos in mind at all times. It also aims to promote the study of the whole person. Objectives include learning how to work in varied settings and with diverse groups of clients, with a curriculum that emphasises well-developed personal competencies and foundational knowledge that can be applied in their current role, or to a career as a professional counsellor.
The course is offered in a blended delivery setting and highlights the importance of cultural awareness, as well as person-centred approaches. Students will learn the necessary modalities required to deliver effective counselling, and will also be guided in developing their own professional development.
Students not only receive a postgraduate qualification that can support their career in a number of professional settings, but they also receive the required eligibility for professional counselling association membership through the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
Perth Bible College (PBC) is a member institution of Sydney College Divinity (SCD) and offers its Master of Counselling as of January 2024. SCD is a TEQSA-accredited Australian university college.
Full time: 1.5 year
Part time: 12 trimesters
Admission to the Master of Counselling requires:
English Proficiency: Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally require a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.0 in all bands of the test.
Applicants must confess their faith in Christ under the PBC Statement of Faith, be involved regularly in a local church, demonstrate a desire to be involved in church ministry, demonstrate the physical and psychological capacity for studying in a tertiary institution, agree to abide by PBC policies and procedures and agree to abide by the Student Code of Conduct.
Before applying, please ensure you have:
When you have all the required supporting information for your application, please apply online here.
This course is not available for Overseas Students.
The Master of Counselling requires the completion of 108 credit points (12 units).
The number of compulsory units required for each applicant varies based on their entry point. The details of the different compulsory units can be found in the Master of Counselling Regulation.
*New Unit to be added to curriculum
The Dean of Students and the Dean of Studies will arrange enrolment appointment days for enrolling new and returning students. These meetings will allow students to receive advice on which units to enrol in, ensuring they will meet the requirements of their course.
Enrolment forms must be completed before attending lectures for that trimester. All enrolments must be finalised by the census date. Students cannot add new units or transfer between units after the census date.
Students may apply to change their course enrolment at the beginning of a new trimester up until the census date.
Students must complete an Application for Change of Course form to make such an application. Students must meet the requirements outlined in the Course Articulation and Change of Course Policy to qualify to change course enrolment.
PBC’s most current fee structure can be found on the Course Fees page.
Please carefully read the academic requirements as listed on the award that you are interested in pursuing.
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