Master of Genetic Counselling

  • CRICOS code: 061969D

What will I study?


*The first year (100 credit points) of the Master of Genetic Counselling MUST be undertaken full-time.  The final year (100 credit points) may be undertaken part-time.

The 2-year Master of Genetic Counselling is designed to develop and strengthen skills in clinical genetics and genomics, counselling theory and practice, research theory and practice, and the societal implications of genetics and genomics as applied to health care.

Problem Based Learning

The program teaches counselling skills, research skills and clinical genetics knowledge using a blended learning approach, which includes face-to-face tutorials, online modules, and practical workshops.  Problem-based learning as the mode of teaching facilitates independent learning which equips the student to continue to develop professionally throughout their career.

Research Monograph

Students will complete a research monograph with supervision, and have extensive counselling skills practice in varied clinical genetics and community settings. The clinical placement assessment tasks mirror the skills needed in genetic counselling practice and for professional certification by the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA) (

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