Master of Pastoral Counselling Articulated Set

includes:

Master of Pastoral Counselling
Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling
Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling [Exit Point Only]

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling GradCertPastCounsell

Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling GradDipPastCounsell

Master of Pastoral Counselling MPastCounsell

Master of Pastoral Counselling (Clinical) MPastCounsell(Clinical)

Availability

Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling (1604PC)

Online - Canberra

Master of Pastoral Counselling (1715PC)

Online - Canberra

Master of Pastoral Counselling (Clinical) (1716PC)

Online - Canberra

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Master of Pastoral Counselling

Full-time: 2.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Master of Pastoral Counselling

Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling
Exit point only, no special arrangements apply.

Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling
Applicants for the Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling must meet the following Admission Requirements:

Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree (or AQF) equivalent in theology, psychology or Australian Qualifications Framework. Applicants with degrees in any other disciplines are encouraged to apply.
OR

Applicants without an undergraduate degree may be considered, with evidence that they are able to undertake tertiary studies in this area (such as a letter of motivation and two professional or academic references).

English Language Proficiency

Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements.

Master of Pastoral Counselling
Applicants for the Master of Pastoral Counselling must meet the following Admission Requirements:

* be able to demonstrate through a pre-admission interview personal suitability to undertake professional practice as a pastoral counsellor, including self-awareness, relational capacity, personal ethical practice, being able to reflect on and learn from experience, and being open to positive and challenging feedback;
and
* hold an undergraduate degree (or AQF equivalent) in theology or psychology, however applicants with degrees in other disciplines are encouraged to apply;
or
* have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling
or
* hold a Graduate Diploma of Counselling from another institution; These applicants may be required to complete the core subject theological component of a Graduate Diploma of Theology before being granted admission to the Master of Pastoral Counselling.

AND

STANDARD English Language Proficiency requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements. 

Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling

Applicants for the Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling must meet the following Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in theology, psychology or Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent. Applicants with degrees in any other disciplines are encouraged to apply.

OR

  • Applicants without an undergraduate degree may be considered, with evidence that they are able to undertake tertiary studies in this area (such as a letter of motivation and two professional or academic references).


English Language Proficiency

Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements. This will apply to both domestic and international applicants. Offer may be conditional on ELP but applicants will be required to provide evidence of meeting these requirements before the start of studies.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Master of Pastoral Counselling

Credit of up to 64 points will be granted for successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling offered by CSU, School of Theology.

Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling
Credit will be awarded for 400 level subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling. Credit will not be awarded for 100-300 level subjects.
Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling [Exit Point Only]
Exit Point only, no special arrangements apply

Articulation

The Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate [Exit Point Only] make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Master of Pastoral Counselling

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 128 points.

Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PASTORAL COUNSELLING [Exit point only]
To exit with the Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling, students must complete 32 points as follows:

Core subjects (32 points)
THL400 Pastoral Counselling Skills +
THL420 Pastoral Counselling: Theory and Professional Issues +
THL428 Pastoral Counselling: Grief and Loss
THL435 Applied Pastoral Theology

+ THL400 and THL420 are prerequisites for THL428.

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF PASTORAL COUNSELLING
To graduate with the Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling, students must complete 64 points as follows:

Core subjects (64 points)
THL400 Pastoral Counselling Skills +
THL420 Pastoral Counselling: Theory and Professional Issues +
THL428 Pastoral Counselling: Grief and Loss
THL430 Pastoral Counselling: Crisis Intervention
THL432 Pastoral Counselling: Relationship and Family
THL433 Pastoral Counselling: Mental Health and Trauma
THL434 Spiritual Direction in the Christian Tradition
THL435 Applied Pastoral Theology

+ THL400 and THL420 are prerequisites for THL428, THL430, THL432 and THL433.

MASTER OF PASTORAL COUNSELLING (no specialisation)
To graduate with the Master of Pastoral Counselling, students must complete128 points as follows:

Core subjects (128 points)
THL400 Pastoral Counselling Skills +
THL420 Pastoral Counselling: Theory and Professional Issues +
THL428 Pastoral Counselling: Grief and Loss
THL430 Pastoral Counselling: Crisis Intervention
THL432 Pastoral Counselling: Relationship and Family
THL433 Pastoral Counselling: Mental Health and Trauma
THL434 Spiritual Direction in the Christian Tradition
THL435 Applied Pastoral Theology
THL520 Advanced Pastoral Counselling (16 points)
THL530 Social Research Methods for Pastoral Studies
THL531 Pastoral Counselling Research Proposal
THL625 Pastoral Counselling Dissertation (32 points)

+ THL400 and THL420 are prerequisites for THL428, THL430, THL432 and THL433.

MASTER OF PASTORAL COUNSELLING (CLINICAL) *
To graduate with the Master of Pastoral Counselling (Clinical), students must complete128 points as follows:

Core subjects (128 points)
THL400 Pastoral Counselling Skills +
THL420 Pastoral Counselling: Theory and Professional Issues +
THL428 Pastoral Counselling: Grief and Loss
THL430 Pastoral Counselling: Crisis Intervention
THL432 Pastoral Counselling: Relationship and Family
THL433 Pastoral Counselling: Mental Health and Trauma
THL434 Spiritual Direction in the Christian Tradition
THL435 Applied Pastoral Theology
THL520 Advanced Pastoral Counselling (16 points)
THL521 Theological Ethics for the Helping Professions
THL523 Pastoral Counselling Professional Practice (16 points)
THL524 Reflective Practitioner Perspectives in Pastoral Counselling (16 points)
THL530 Social Research Methods for Pastoral Studies

+ THL400 and THL420 are prerequisites for THL428, THL430, THL432 and THL433.

* The Master of Pastoral Counselling (Clinical) is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia until 21 April 2023.

Students may choose to exit from either Masters / Graduate Diploma with the award of Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling following the satisfactory completion of four subjects as outlined in the structure of the Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling (32 points).

Students may choose to exit from the Masters with the award of Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Counselling following the satisfactory completion of eight subjects as outlined in the structure for the Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Counselling (64 points).

Enrolment Pattern

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PASTORAL COUNSELLING [Exit Point Only]
GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF PASTORAL COUNSELLING
MASTER OF PASTORAL COUNSELLING (no specialisation)

PART-TIME -

Year 1 - Session 1
THL400 Pastoral Counselling Skills
THL420 Pastoral Counselling: Theory & Professional Issues

Year 1 - Session 2
THL428 Pastoral Counselling: Grief and Loss
THL435 Applied Pastoral Theology

[Students may choose to exit at this point with the award Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling]

Year 2 - Session 1
THL430 Pastoral Counselling: Crisis Intervention
THL433 Pastoral Counselling: Mental Health and Trauma

Year 2 - Session 2
THL432 Pastoral Counselling: Relationship and Family
THL434 Spiritual Direction in the Christian Tradition

[Students may choose to exit at this point with the award Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling]

Year 3 - Session 1
THL520 Advanced Pastoral Counselling (16 points) (commence)
THL530 Social Research Methods for Pastoral Studies

Year 3 - Session 2
THL520 Advanced Pastoral Counselling (16 points) (complete)
THL531 Pastoral Counselling Research Proposal

Year 4 - Session 1
THL625 Pastoral Counselling Dissertation (32 points) (commence)

Year 4 - Session 2
THL625 Pastoral Counselling Dissertation (32 points) (complete)

MASTER OF PASTORAL COUNSELLING (CLINICAL)

PART-TIME -

Year 1 - Session 1
THL400 Pastoral Counselling Skills
THL420 Pastoral Counselling: Theory & Professional Issues

Year 1 - Session 2
THL428 Pastoral Counselling: Grief and Loss
THL435 Applied Pastoral Theology

[Students may choose to exit at this point with the Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counselling]

Year 2 - Session 1
THL430 Pastoral Counselling: Crisis Intervention
THL433 Pastoral Counselling: Mental Health and Trauma

Year 2 - Session 2
THL432 Pastoral Counselling: Relationship and Family
THL434 Spiritual Direction in the Christian Tradition

[Students may choose to exit at this point with the Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling]

Year 3 - Session 1
THL520 Advanced Pastoral Counselling (16 points) (commence)
THL521 Theological Ethics for the Helping Professions

Year 3 - Session 2
THL520 Advanced Pastoral Counselling (16 points) (complete)
THL530 Social Research Methods for Pastoral Studies

Year 4 - Session 1
THL523 Pastoral Counselling Professional Practice (16 points) (commence)
THL524 Reflective Practitioner Perspectives in Pastoral Counselling (16 points) (commence)

Year 4 - Session 2
THL523 Pastoral Counselling Professional Practice (16 points) (complete)
THL524 Reflective Practitioner Perspectives in Pastoral Counselling (16 points) (complete)

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

THL523 Pastoral Counselling Professional Practice

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

THL400 Pastoral Counselling Skills
THL420 Pastoral Counselling: Theory and Professional Issues
THL428 Pastoral Counselling: Grief and Loss
THL430 Pastoral Counselling: Crisis Intervention
THL432 Pastoral Counselling: Relationship and Family
THL433 Pastoral Counselling: Mental Health and Trauma
THL434 Spiritual Direction in the Christian Tradition
THL435 Applied Pastoral Theology
THL520 Advanced Pastoral Counselling
THL521 Theological Ethics for the Helping Professions
THL523 Pastoral Counselling Professional Practice
THL531 Pastoral Counselling: Research Proposal

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

The Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling and the Master of Pastoral Counselling (Clinical) (No specialisation) are accredited with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) until 28 August 2021.

The Master of Pastoral Counselling (Clinical) is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) until 21 April 2023.

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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