About the Master of Counselling
The Master of Counselling is an award of the University of Divinity and delivered by Stirling Theological College. It is the second phase of a postgraduate professional counsellor training programme in partnership with the Australian Institute of Family Counselling (aifc). The Master of Counselling provides students with advanced professional skills for counselling ministry and for pastoral and spiritual formation. It nurtures the formation of a professional identity and vision suitable for individual and relational counselling. The course equips graduates to engage in supportive and intensive therapies with psychological competence and theological congruence.
The one-year full-time course includes 6 units at AQF level 9 (Masters) made up of 2 units in Supervised Counselling Practicum and 4 elective units including theology/biblical studies, pastoral care, counselling, clinical pastoral education and supervision. The course may be studied part-time over a longer period.
Students will only be able to enter into the Master of Counselling upon successful completion of aifc’s Graduate Diploma course.
The University of Divinity’s Master of Counselling is fully accredited by the Australian Counselling Association, Australia’s largest peak body for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Individuals are eligible for full registration with the Australian Counselling Association upon graduation from this course and can practice as a Registered Counsellor at Level 2.
The University of Divinity’s Master of Counselling is fully accredited by the Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia.