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HPY709 - Work Placement

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 H677 Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling to enrol in this unit

Unit chair:

Annette Dunham


All of HPY702, HPY703, HPY704, HPY705, HPY706 and HPY707


Must be enrolled in or previously passed HPY708

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 3 hour seminars (at the beginning, middle and end of the trimester)
15 days work placement


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


This unit aims to enable students to develop understanding of, and practice in, current approaches in coaching and counselling for behaviour change including:

  • The placement internship assist students develop an awareness of professional issues as well as provide the opportunity to develop their professional practice.
  • As part of this unit students will research, select, organize and attend an appropriate work placement as well as write a reflective report about their placement.
  • The unit includes a Case Analysis component.

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.


Placement: Students will organize a 15-day work placement within the coaching and counselling area, pre-approved by the Unit Chair. Note: Students already working in the field may apply to undertake the work placement in their own workplace.

Assessment task 1: Presentation of case study - written report (1200 words) and presentation (15 minutes) 25%
Assessment task 2: Placement attendance, log book journal, and a satisfactory report from the Placement Supervisor to be submitted upon completion of the placement (non-graded pass) 50%
Assessment task 3: Reflective report (equivalent to 1500 words) 25%

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