Monash University Master of Counselling is back in Hong Kong
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11 Jul 24


16 months (48 credits) / 23 months (72 credits)

Programme Fee

AU$ 25,840 (48 credits) / AU$ 38,760 (72 credits)

Master of Counselling

Our top-notch program, Master of Counselling from Monash University is back! With updated curriculum and structure, the program has been rejuvenated with more interesting and practical topics. It has a dedicated unit focused on Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT). These therapies will enable you to work with clients’ mental-health issues that arise across the lifespan.

Top 1% university in the world

Monash University is recognised for their excellence in teaching and research and ranked in the top 1% of world universities. (42nd in QS World University Rankings 2024, 44th in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 ) In particular, according to the Times Higher Education world rankings 2023, the Faculty of Education was ranked among the top in Australia and #14 in the world. Graduates can work in a variety of fields, including careers in counselling, education, child and family services, health policy, rehabilitation counselling and so on.

Build up practical skills experientially

The placement gives students the opportunity to apply theory to practice in clinical settings under expert supervision. This is a cornerstone of the program that bridges the gap between academic learning and practical application. Through the placement experience, students develop their skills in communication, empathy, active listening, and counselling interventions, and they learn how to tailor these to the unique needs of individual clients. Kaplan HK has an experienced dedicated Program Manager advising students on placement.

Accreditations by ACA, PACFA

Graduates can be admitted as a registered counsellor at Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and also at Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

100% taught by Monash academics

The program is 100% taught and assessed directly by Monash lecturers and 100% coursework based, no examination or research project is required in the assessment. It is easy to commit to the online class schedule with a one-hour lecture and a two-hour tutorial per week.

Module Structure

48 Credit Points offering
Cognitive Behavioural Therapies: Assessment and Intervention
Advanced Ethics and Professional Issues in Counselling
Grief and Trauma Counselling
Contemporary Counselling Approaches
Emerging Counsellor Practice
Counselling Couples Families and Groups
Supervised Counselling Placement A**
Supervised Counselling Placement B**
72 credit points offering with 4 additional units
Counselling in the School Years^
Learning and Career Counselling^
Diversity in Counselling^
Telehealth and Technology in Counselling^
Lifespan Development and Counselling* (Exemption granted)
Counselling for Change and Transition* (Exemption granted)
Introduction to Ethics and Professional Issues in Counselling* (Exemption granted)
Foundations in Counselling: Evidence-Based Practice* (Exemption granted)
*Exemption granted due to recognition of prior learning.
^Further exemption can be given based on additional approved academic qualifications and/or recognition of prior learning.

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**While assistance will be provided, students are expected to secure their own practicum placement with counselling agencies or social service centres. Monash and Kaplan Higher Education have ongoing associations in the local market in this respect and will assist as necessary. The cost of on-site or individual practicum supervision is negotiable between students and their supervisors, and be borne and paid directly by students to their supervisors.

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