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EDF6532 - Assessment in counselling

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr N Jacobs


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Evening)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore Term 3 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore Term 4 2007 (Off-campus)


The unit will introduce the principles of construction, administration and interpretation of measures of assessment relevant to counsellors. Formal and informal assessment measures will be looked at and some practical experience in their administration will be gained.


The objectives of this unit are to gain an understanding of the principles of test construction; to understand the differences between standardised tests and informal inventories and their various uses; to gain experience in the administration and interpretation of measures of self-esteem, non-verbal intelligence, career development and special ability tests.


Discussion Paper (2,000 words) 20%
Essay (2,000 words) 40%
Case Study (4,000 words) 40%
Online tutorial (Hurdle Requirement).

Contact hours

3 hours per week