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HPY703 - Coaching and Counselling Individuals

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in H577 Graduate Certificate of Coaching and Counselling or H677 Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling to enrol in this unit

Unit chair:

Annette Dunham



Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

1 x 1.5 hour class and 1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week


This unit is a core unit in the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling.


The unit aims to equip student to understand and practice basic coaching and counselling competencies. In addition, students are encouraged to define coaching and counselling and differentiate both from a range of other helping roles. The unit content enables students to develop a foundation of coaching and counselling skills that subsequent units will build upon including:

  • Introduction to ethical practice
  • Introduction to reflective practice
  • Establishing the coaching & counselling agreement
  • Establishing rapport
  • Active listening
  • Effective questioning and communication
  • Coaching and Counselling tools
  • Planning and goal setting
  • Maintaining progress and accountability
  • Coaching and Counselling process models


Assessment task 1: Written assignment (1200 words) 25%
Assessment task 2: Two written reports (800 and 1200 words) and one 20 minute presentation 40%
Assessment task 3: Reflective report (1500 words) 35%

Assessment task 4: Hurdle requirement: Satisfactory completion of the counselling and coaching skills development exercises in at least 8 of the 11 seminars

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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