EDF5554 - Counselling internship - 2019

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.



Chief examiner(s)

Ting Sing Kiat


Ting Sing Kiat

Unit guides



  • Full year 2019 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester A 2019 to First semester 2020 (On-campus)


Enrolment in D6006 MProfCouns


The second offering runs from 23/07/2018 to 31/05/2019.

For students enrolled in this unit from 2019 onwards this is a 12 credit point unit. Credit points are applied on successful completion of the unit.


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 504 placement hours in total, of which 192 hours are 'contact' hours (e.g. face-to-face counselling) and 312 hours are 'non-contact' (e.g. observation).


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.


192 hours of client contact; 312 non-contact hours


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

504 hours of scheduled placement activities during two semesters.

See also Unit timetable information

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