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HPY210 - Coaching and Counselling Individuals for Behaviour Change

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Suzanne Vidler





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week and 1 x 1 hour class per trimester


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: A minimum attendance to 9 of the 11 seminars is required to pass the unit. If unwell as evidenced with medical certificates, minimum attendance to 8 of the 11 seminars is still required to pass.

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.


Assessment task 1: Portfolio (1000 words) 25%
Assessment task 2: Video of one coaching session (maximum 30 minutes) and reflective report (1000 words) 40%
Assessment task 3: Reflective report (2000 words) 35%
Assessment task 4: Satisfactory completion of the facilitation, coaching and counselling skills development in at least 9 of the 11 seminars to obtain a pass or above in the unit - hurdle requirement

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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