Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Hong Kong Term 1 2012 (Off-campus)
Singapore Term 1 2012 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong Term 3 2012 (Off-campus)
Singapore Term 3 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mr Douglas Scott (Off-shore, Terms 1 & 3, Hong Kong) and (Off-shore Term 3, Singapore); and Mr John Jakupi (Off-shore, Term 1 Singapore); Dr James Baker (Sem 2 Off-campus, Clayton); Mr Ilan Lohr (Sem 2 On-campus, Clayton)


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.


Assessment Plan 4000 words (50%)
Assessment Report 4000 words (50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Brett Furlonger

Contact hours

3 hours per week