Group Facilitation PG (10343.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Counselling||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Social Work- After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
PrerequisitesMust have passed Counselling Skills and Models PG, 7743.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in Graduate Diploma in Counselling, 342JA, OR Master of Counselling, 341JA, OR Permission of the Course Convener.
Assumed knowledgeApplicants 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.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Mr Tom Eckart|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Rana Tayara|
List of Required Texts/Readings:
Corey, M., Corey, G. & Corey C. (2018) Groups: Process and Practice (10th ed.) Cengage. Australia.
Recommended additional text
Chen, M. & Rybak, C. (2018). Group Leadership Skills: Interpersonal process in Group Counselling & Theory. (2nd ed.) Brookes/Cole. USA,
Jacobs, E.E., Schimmel, C.J., Masson, R.L., Harvill, R.L. (2016). Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills. 8th ed. Brooks/Cole. California,
Corey, G. (2016) Theory and Practice of Group Counseling. (9th ed) Brookes/Cole. USA,4b
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All parts of all assessments must be submitted and passed in order to pass the unit.
In this unit assignments are required online. All assessments are marked on a competency basis i.e. Ungraded Pass/Fail grade. However, we expect that all assessments are of a high standard and meet the university's expectations of postgraduate students. Unsatisfactory assessments will receive a fail grade
Responsibility for Understanding
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit convener or tutor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the tutor and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
Special assessment requirements
NB: This is an ungraded unit.
Late submission of assignments
Students will receive a reduction of 5 percent per day from the total mark available, for each day that the assignment is late (up to 7 days after which the student will receive zero marks for the assessment item. Detail is provided at 9.12.39 of the Assessment Policy). Given this is ungraded pass/fail unit the pass grade is 5% higher per day (i.e. 55% is pass mark after one day late and so on.)
Extensions: Extensions must be applied for before the due date.
Students can apply for an extension to the due date for submission of an assessment item on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances. Documentary evidence will be expected in order that an extension be granted.
It should be noted that such documentation will be considered but will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convenor will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension
It is intended that learning in this skills based unit will be interactive and practical, and each week builds on the previous week's experience. It is presumed therefore that students have made adequate arrangements for attending all teaching-learning sessions. Missed sessions have a significant impact for both you and the group, so please plan for full attendance. Also the Graduate Diploma in Counselling has been designed to meet PACFA  accreditation requirements, which include 200 hours face to face learning. This translates to at least an 80% attendance in each unit.
The required active participation includes participation in exercises (setting up, leading &/or participation in) and in Ass 2 participation as an active group member and contribution to the evaluation of the group-leading by fellow students. You need to advise your tutor if you miss a tutorial and provide appropriate justification for your absence.
If attendance and participation requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. work or timetable clash), it is recommended that you meet with your course convenor to schedule this unit for a future semester.
It is requested that you speak directly to your tutor, giving at least e.g. 48hrs notice if you need to postpone your tutorial presentation and only on the grounds of medical or other exceptional personal circumstances with the support of appropriate medical or counsellor documentation.
 PACFA – (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) see www.pacfa.org.au
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums