HPS433 - Applied Counselling Skills (Advanced)


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H345, H452

For students enrolled in H345, must have passed 24 credit points

Other courses: Nil

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: HPS426, HPY710
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour on-campus seminar each week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 3 hour online seminar per week


This unit advances students' skills in working with clients across psychology and mental health settings. Students will learn skills in counselling and client-centred and ethical practice, and will learn knowledge and skills related to working with a variety of clients of different ages, cultural backgrounds, and presenting problems.

Hurdle requirement

  • Satisfactory completion of activities focussed on micro counselling and case management skill development, including participation in role play activities, in at least 7 of the 9 three-hour weekly seminars, to obtain a pass or above in the unit.

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