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HPY210 - Coaching and Counselling Individuals for Behaviour Change

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

S Vidler

Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week.


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The unit aims to enable students to develop understanding of, and practice in, current approaches in coaching and counselling for behaviour change including:

  • Theoretical models;
  • A range of practical, generic coaching and counselling skills applicable to a range of coaching and counselling environments;
  • An awareness of cross-disciplinary applications of the coaching/counselling process;
  • Experience in applying practical applications of the coaching and counselling process with an individual client-focus. (Students will coach a client for three private coaching sessions as part of assignment 2).
  • In-seminar counselling/coaching sessions;
  • Developing an ethical framework for coaching/counselling practices;
  • Personal growth, Positive psychology and well-being strategies;
  • Assertiveness training.

Seminar attendance: Students will be required to attend a minimum of 80% of campus seminars as a hurdle requirement to obtain a pass or above in the unit.

HPY210 is applicable to a range of disciplines across the university and highly relevant for students wishing to develop practical skills in coaching, counselling, well-being and life-skills.


Assignment 1: Portfolio (1000 words) 25%, assignment 2: video of one coaching session (maximum 30 minutes) and reflective report (1000 words) 40%, assignment 3: reflective report (2000 words) 35%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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