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Group Facilitation PG (10343.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Counselling


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In this unit, students will participate in and facilitate group sessions using major models of group counselling. This unit offers opportunities for experiential learning about being both a member and facilitator of a group. Students will develop knowledge of stages of group development, leadership tasks and roles, group dynamics including the operation of power in the group, skills for resolving conflict in groups and fostering change in groups. Students will also develop and apply knowledge of ethical principles for group facilitation.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of major group theories and frameworks;

2. Demonstrate group facilitation skills and constructive methods for processing change and conflict in groups;

3. Demonstrate self awareness about their leadership styles and ways of being in groups; and

4. Articulate and apply ethical frameworks and practice principles to guide their practice.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

10 weeks x 3 hours per week on-campus and 1 full day workshop.


Must have passed Counselling Skills and Models PG, 7743.


Must be enrolled in Graduate Diploma in Counselling, 342JA, OR Master of Counselling, 341JA, OR Permission of the Course Convener.

Assumed Knowledge

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a level of mature life experience and self awareness shown by the capacity to reflect on and learn from experience, including being open to giving and receiving positive and challenging feedback.

Equivalent Units

Group Counselling PG, 7749.

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