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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

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Mr Jeff Roberts (Online)


Not offered in 2016


The unit introduces the principles of construction, administration and interpretation of measures of assessment relevant to counsellors. Formal and informal assessment measures are examined and some practical experience in their administration is gained.


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

  1. have an understanding of the principles of test construction
  2. understand the differences between standardised tests and informal inventories and their various uses
  3. gain experience in the administration and interpretation of measures of self-esteem, non-verbal intelligence, career development and special ability tests.


Group assessment plan (2400 words, 30%)
Individual assessment report (5600 words, 70%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 288 hours per semester/term comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 3 contact hours per week

(b.) Requirements for offshore Kaplan-based students:

  • intensive teaching sessions requiring student engagement prior to, during and after sessions

(c.) Additional requirements (all students)

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)