Master of Genetic Counselling
The Master of Genetic Counselling is a professionally accredited coursework degree, completed full time over two years. The course teaches counselling skills and clinical genetics knowledge in small interactive student groups, utilising the expertise of tutors who are clinicians, genetic counsellors, scientists, people with a disability and community members. Additionally the course includes a research component, including the minor thesis which offers students the opportunity to undertake qualitative and quantitative research in areas of clinical relevance to genetic counselling practice and theory.
The Master of Genetic Counselling constitutes the professional qualification for entry into employment as an associate genetic counsellor, and for Part 1 certification, awarded through the Board of Censors in Genetic Counselling (Human Genetics Society of Australasia).
Commonwealth Supported Places available
This course offers both Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) and Australian Fee (AF) Places to domestic students.
Indicative Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course fee:
Find out more about CSP student contribution amounts
Indicative total Australian (AF) course fee:
Typical Australian (AF) course fee for 2018:
Commonwealth Supported Places
A CSP is subsidised and students pay a contribution determined by the Australian Government. The number of CSPs available is reviewed annually by the University.
Australian Fee Places
If you are not eligible to receive a CSP, you will automatically be considered for an AF place if you meet course entry requirements. AF places are not subsidised but you may be eligible for assistance with the FEE-HELP loan scheme. If this course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to claim fees as a work-related tax deduction.
Course fees are calculated as if a student undertakes one year of full-time study. This is called 1 x EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Study Load). If course duration is less than one year, or the student studies less than a full-time study load, fees are adjusted accordingly.
The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments and does not take into account any advanced standing for prior studies.
Fees are reviewed annually by the University and vary depending on subjects within the course.
If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more.