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HPY703 - Coaching and Counselling Individuals

Unit details

Year2016 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:


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

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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