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HPY704 - Coaching and Counselling Groups

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: 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:

V Kavadas


HPY702 and HPY703

Contact hours:

3 hours (1 x 3 hour seminar) per week


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

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 an understanding of, and practice in, current approaches in evidence and non-evidenced-based coaching, facilitating and counselling adults and teenagers in groups, across a range of contexts including health, sport, mental and physical well-being programs, business and not-for-profit organisations.


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.


Design a group-training program for a 1-day training seminar 25%; essay with rationale for training session plan (maximum 2000 words) 25%; plan and facilitate a 45-minute group training session with a partner 40%; submit 3 reflective journal entries based on the facilitation process and experiences 10%


Seminar attendance: Students will be required to attend a minimum of 80% of the weekly campus seminars as a hurdle requirement to obtain a pass or above in the unit. Seminars will be 3 hours duration per week.

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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