Who can register?
- Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted.
- Re-registering students (who made sufficient progress during the current academic year) and students who officially deferred their studies must register online within the approved registration period for 2018. Re-registering students who have not made satisfactory progress may be precluded from registering.
Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the qualification during the next application period.
When can I register?
Online registrations open
Online registrations close
New registrations (approved applicants) and re-registering students
3 January 2018
30 March 2018
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For MBA, MBL and
New registrations (approved applicants) for the MBA and MBL qualifications (online only)
Re-registering students for the MBA and MBL must please request a hard copy registration form from the SBL.
3 January 2018
16 February 2018
New registrations (approved applicants) for the DBL qualification (online only)
Re-registering students for the DBL must please request a hard copy registration form from the SBL.
3 January 2018
28 February 2018
3 January 2018
26 January 2018
The following qualifications have different registration dates:
- All qualifications in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, with the exception of Computing qualifications
- Doctor of Philosophy (90040) - MIT option
- Doctor of Philosophy (90040) - SET option
- Master of Science in Nature Conservation (Full Dissertation) (98022)
- Qualifications in the Department of Decision Sciences (Quantitative Management and Operations Research)
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Time limits for this degree
All master's and doctoral qualifications are structured over a defined period. Refer to sections 4.12 and 4.13 in the Procedures for studies for master’s and doctoral degrees.
- Coursework master's degree: A student registered for a 180-credit structured coursework master’s degree must complete the study programme within three years. A student may make application to the Registrar for one additional year of study. The Registrar will consult with the Executive Dean of the College in which the student is registered.
- Research master's degree: A student registered for a 180-credit structured research master’s degree must complete the study programme within three years. A student may make application to the Registrar for one additional year of study. The Registrar will consult with the Executive Dean of the College in which the student is registered.
- Doctoral degree: A student registered for a research doctoral programme must complete the study programme within six years. A student may make application to the Registrar for one additional year of study who will only consider the application if it is recommended by the Executive Dean of the College in which the student is registered.
A Theory module, practical module (training which is offered only in Pretoria), a research proposal module and a dissertation of limited scope.
Why study Guidance and Counselling?
This field provides the knowledge, understanding and skills that are essential for today's professional guidance counsellors. This specially designed program of study allows students to develop competencies as professional guidance counsellors for employment in schools, TAFE colleges, agencies, or as private practitioners. The program focuses on:
- developing counselling competencies
- understanding career development and education across the life-span
- linking assessment practices to instructional interventions
- understanding ethical behaviour and practices
- developing comprehensive guidance programs
- participating in a guidance and counselling practicum placement.
Commonwealth Supported Places are available for Australian citizens, permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens.
View the Master of Educational Studies course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Guidance and Counselling field of study.
Guidance Counsellor within Schools, TAFE Colleges, Community Agencies, Private Practice. A Master of Educational Studies (Guidance and Counselling) or its equivalent is the minimal standard required by Education Queensland and the independent system for teachers who are seeking to be employed as school counsellors (guidance officers). This field of study enables graduates to apply for registration with the Queensland Guidance and Counselling Association.
What it costs
Please view the Master of Educational Studies for indicative fees.
How to apply
Please view the Master of Educational Studies for information on key dates and how to apply.