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HPY705 - Evaluation, Ethical Practice and Professional Development

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
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:

Skye McPhie





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 understanding of, and practice in, current approaches in coaching and counselling for behaviour change including:

  • Research methods and evaluation;
  • Ethics;
  • Advanced professional practice.

Working with clients with:

  • A mood disorder (Unipolar or Bipolar disorder);
  • Anxiety Disorder/Panic Disorder;
  • Managing diversity (group and individual contexts);
  • Starting out as a coach/counsellor (own practice & in-house);
  • Creating documents;
  • Questionnaires;
  • Coaching/counselling agreements;
  • Developing case notes;
  • Advertising material and media;
  • Professionalism and personal development;
  • Reflection and Reflective Practice Level 4.  

The unit 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: Design an empirical pre-post evaluation process for evaluating the impact of a group-training program (1500 words) 35%
Assessment task 2: Develop a professional business plan and a set of marketing tools for commencing a practitioner business (2000 words) 40%
Assessment task 3: Essay (1200 words) 25%
Seminar attendance: Satisfactory completion of the coaching and counselling skills development exercises in at least 8 of the 11 seminars required 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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