Master Of Guidance & Counselling

Master Of Guidance & Counselling

Course overview

Counselling remains a growth occupation. The course is designed for those who wish to pursue professional careers in Counselling as well as those who would like to develop highly effective interpersonal skills at work generally. The course intake is likely to be diverse and students may represent a range of working backgrounds and disciplines, with a shared goal of refining their skills of communication and applying such insights gained within their own role and work settings.

This course is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) in Australia and in Singapore by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC), giving graduates the ability to pursue careers in both countries as well as internationally.

This program is available to Singapore citizens, Singapore PR or Dependant Pass Holders

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of an appropriate three-year undergraduate degree from this or another university
  • Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9) Guidelines for Masters degrees. (Further information on AQF can be found

English Language Requirements for All Students

  • IELTS 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0)/TOEFL iBT 90 (with minimum writing score of 21) and above; or
  • Satisfactory completion of JCU Singapore English Language Preparatory Program Level 4.
  • Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study in English medium may satisfy the English language requirement on a case-by-case basis.

Attendance Requirements

Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.

Course Structure

3 trimesters per year | take 1-4 subjects per trimester

Study Program

Students are required to complete 12 subjects (36 credit points) based on availability and scheduling.

8 Core Subjects (24 credit points)

  • Foundations of Counselling Theory
  • Foundations of Counselling Practice
  • Advanced Counselling
  • Assessment
  • Atypical Development
  • Careers and Leisure Guidance & Counselling
  • Reflective Practice Research in Guidance & Counselling
  • Practicum in Guidance and Counselling

+ 4 subjects (12 credit points) from the Master of Education offerings

Course Requirements

  • Each 3 credit point subject requires a minimum of 130 hours of study per trimester including one 25-hour intensive contact block
  • Practicum consists of 130 hours of practice (100 hours minimum face to face counselling) over a period of 2 trimesters.
  • Practicum placement assistance is provided by the University

Advanced Standing

Students may be granted advanced standing if, in addition to meeting the entry requirements, they have a minimum of two years full time relevant working experience.

Start dates
March, July, November

Tuition Fees

S$34,386 (Domestic*)

*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding Student's Pass)

Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)


Career Outcomes

The Master of Guidance and Counselling degree equips graduates with skills, knowledge, understanding and personal awareness to become professional counsellors in a variety of locations and settings.

For those who do not wish to pursue the professional counselling route, the Course will advance them professionally by equipping them with a sophisticated range and depth of interpersonal skills, knowledge, understanding and personal awareness which can be applied to a diverse range of work settings.

How to apply

Apply Online

How to Apply Online and Online Application Guideline.

Please note that this program is available to Singapore citizens, Singapore PR or Dependant Pass Holders only.

Sims Drive Campus Contact:

T: +65 6709 3888
F: +65 6709 3889
Mailing Address: 149 Sims Drive, Singapore 387380

Please address all email enquiries and mail to the Sims Drive Campus.