Counsellor Education

SAC considers counsellor education as well as continual professional development important parts of the counselling ecosystem in Singapore. There are many institutions that offer counselling courses in Singapore. Institutions are welcome to submit suitably designed counselling courses they offer to formal reviews by SAC. However, these submissions are voluntary in nature.

SAC Counsellors Education Board conducts periodical review on postgraduate counselling programmes delivered in Singapore that prepares one to become a professional counsellor. Each of these programmes must offer a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of practicum with ten (10) hours of clinical supervision. Upon graduating from any SAC Recognised Programme, an individual who completes a minimum of six hundred (600) postgraduate clinical hours and sixty (60) supervision hours will qualify to apply for SAC Registered Counsellor status.

The full list of our recognised programmes is reproduced below (as of August 2020). Individuals who are interested can approach the institutions directly for more information.


Course Provider

Course Title



College of Allied Educators Pte Ltd

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology


Counselling and Care Centre

Graduate Diploma in Counselling Practice


James Cook University

Master of Guidance and Counselling


Monash University

Master of Counselling


Nanyang Technological University

Master of Arts (Counselling and Guidance)


Singapore Bible College

Master of Arts in Counselling (MAC)


TCA College

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling


TCA College

Master of Arts in Counseling


The Swinburne University of Technology at Executive Counselling and Training Academy Pte Ltd (ECTA)

Master of Counselling (Advanced)


Singapore University of Social Sciences

Master in Counselling and Graduate Diploma in Counselling