Credit points


Campus offering

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160 accumulated credit points in the degree including all units in the counselling major

Teaching organisation

This course uses an experiential approach to the teaching/learning process.

Unit rationale, description and aim

Students will pursue a practicum in an organisation such as a community agency, counselling or welfare centre, child or youth service, neighbourhood centre, community corrections, hospice or hospital. The practicum program will be based on four days a week for twelve weeks. They will gain experience working with individuals and groups under supervision by a qualified counsellor, social worker or psychologists that meets the PACFA training standards. During this time a student will be required to log professional supervision as part of meeting the PACFA training requirements of engaging in forty client contact hours with at least ten hours of supervision. The practicum will also be integrated with weekly classes on campus. These forums will include a 10 hour component of professional development in self-awareness. The progression of student development will be structured through a developmental approach to supervision.

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