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HPY704 - Coaching and Counselling Groups

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:

Vicki Kavadas




Must be enrolled in or previously passed HPY703

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 enable students to develop an understanding of, and practice in, current approaches in evidenced-based coaching, facilitating and counselling in groups and teams, across a range of contexts.

The unit will include:

  • Developing awareness of group-work principles and group dynamics;
  • Practical, generic coaching, facilitating and counselling skills applicable to a range of group environments;
  • Awareness of cross-disciplinary applications of the coaching/counselling process in group settings and an ethical framework for group-work practices.

The unit is applicable to a range of disciplines and highly relevant for students wishing to develop skills as a coach, trainer/facilitator, supervisor, manager, tutor, presenter or group counsellor.

Note: students will be provided with practical techniques and support to help overcome fear of public speaking and presenting.


Assessment task 1: Design a group-training program for a 1-day training seminar 30%
Assessment task 2: Essay with rationale for training session plan (maximum 2000 words) 30%
Assessment task 3: Plan and facilitate a 45-minute group training session with a partner 40%

Seminar attendance: Satisfactory completion of the facilitation, coaching and counselling skills development exercises in at least 8 of the 11 seminars to obtain a pass or above in the unit - hurdle requirement.

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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