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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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





  • Full year 2016 (Flexible)
  • Second semester to First semester 2016 (Flexible)

Hong Kong

  • Term 2 2016 (Online)
  • Term 4 2016 (Online)


  • Term 2 2016 (Online)
  • Term 4 2016 (Online)


The second offering runs from 25/07/2016 to 26/05/2017.


This is a unit for professional experience in counselling. Students complete the required number of hours and the activities specified in the professional experience guide for this unit. Students' learning is supported by professional experience advisers, supervisors and lecturers. This unit tracks the requirements for completing professional experience in the course and during supervised placement in the field.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. develop advanced knowledge and skills in professional practice and competency
  2. gain experience in the implementation of ethical principles in field practice
  3. complete a professional log book and case notes
  4. make appropriate specialist and agency referrals
  5. gain an advanced knowledge of local human services systems
  6. understand legal and ethical principles relevant to the field of counselling.


250 hours, comprised of at least 160 contact hours and 90 non-contact hours are recorded in the student's log book of clinical professional experience.


This unit is graded pass grade only (PGO).
Student must achieve a pass for both of these elements:
Field supervisor evaluation of placement performance
University supervisor evaluation of log book

Workload requirements

Students must attend their clinical professional experience placements and meet the required number of hours as outlined in the professional experience guide for this unit.

See also Unit timetable information

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