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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Cathy Trembath


Previously coded SCW1304


The unit provides an understanding of the essential theories, skills and knowledge required for effective counselling with individuals and working with groups. This unit lays the foundations for the development of sound counselling and group work skills to be extended in later units/professional practice.


On successful completion of this unit, students should have a critical understanding of and be able to demonstrate:

  1. The reasons for carrying out a counselling interview;
  2. The various roles performed by Interviewers;
  3. The skills and processes of counselling with individuals
  4. The skills and processes of working with groups,
  5. Assessment and collaborative planning in relation to client/group needs; and
  6. The satisfactory conclusion of the professional relationship.


Assignment 1 (750 words): 15%
Assignment 2 (1500 words): 35%
Workbook exam (2250 words): 40%
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Cathy Trembath

Contact hours

One x 1 hr lecture/week
One x 2 hr tutorial/week

Off-campus attendance requirements

Off-campus learning students have a compulsory 3-day residential school in September.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Community welfare and counselling




GSC1304, SCW1304