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EDU8336 Guidance and Counselling Professional Experience

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Pre-requisite: EDU8332 and EDU8333


Studying guidance and counselling in education contexts requires the development of skills to apply this knowledge in the practical setting of schools and community organisations. This professional experience course provides students with professional knowledge and skills in the practice of school guidance and counselling and an awareness of ethical code of conduct and guidelines. Students will demonstrate a high standard of professional conduct in the school setting or the community organisation and observe and engage with assessment and intervention processes. This course requires students to undertake a supervised 50 hour professional experience placement in an approved education, training or community setting.

The professional placement course is designed to provide students with a structured situation in an education setting in which counselling skills studied in EDU8332 and EDU8333 can be developed to high levels of competency. It gives the student the opportunity to examine applied problems from a theoretical perspective and to then apply theoretically derived interventions. It promotes a scientist-practitioner model of the professional counsellor. Students will be encouraged to approach counselling scenarios and skill-based learning through observation and intervention. The emphasis is on skill development in a supervised, structured environment. Expert feedback on performance is seen as an essential feature of the learning process and strong emphasis is placed on skill development under adequate supervision.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 2, 2022 External
Date printed 10 February 2023