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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.




Not offered in 2016


This unit is a field placement that develops a range of professional skills and acquaints students with issues of professional ethics and practice in counselling. Students are required to complete 300 placement hours in total, of which 200 hours are 'contact' hours (face-to-face counselling) and 100 hours are 'non-contact' (e.g. observation). Students are also required to participate in weekly online discussion groups and postings throughout the duration of the placement.


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

  1. develop competency and advanced knowledge and skills in professional practice
  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 knowledge of local community and human services
  6. understand legal and ethical principles relevant to counselling.


300 hours of supervised practice/observation


This unit is graded pass grade only (PGO).
Students must achieve a pass for the following two evaluations
1. Field supervisor evaluation of placement performance - pass/fail
2. University supervisor evaluation of log book - pass/fail

Workload requirements

300 hours of scheduled placement activities during the semester

See also Unit timetable information

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