Professional Placement (Part A) PG (11988.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Internship
|| UC - Canberra, Online
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Counselling||Post Graduate Level|| 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 outcomesApply theoretical knowledge and counselling skills to practice with clients in a counselling agency.
Analyse and critique the use of counselling skills and theoretical interventions.
Examine placement experiences and provide peer feedback in small clinical supervision groups.
Deconstruct the organisational context of the counselling placement experience, with reference to sociopolitical influences.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
This unit outline covers both unit numbers 11988 and 11989
Prerequisites11739 Counselling Theory and Approaches G AND
11740 Core Counselling Skills G AND
11741 Principles of Ethical Conduct in Counselling G AND
11742 Diversity Inclusion Respect G AND
11743 Introduction to Placement and Supervision PG AND
11744 Counselling Skills in Practice PG AND
11745 Loss, Grief and Trauma in Counselling PG
CorequisitesThis unit is only available to students enrolled in SCM401 Master of Counselling
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 5||28 August 2023||Internship||Ms Maxine Rosenfield|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 6||23 October 2023||Internship||Ms Maxine Rosenfield|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 1||15 January 2024||Internship||Ms Maxine Rosenfield|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 2||11 March 2024||Internship||Ms Maxine Rosenfield|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 3||06 May 2024||Internship||Ms Maxine Rosenfield|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 4||01 July 2024||Internship||Ms Maxine Rosenfield|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 5||26 August 2024||Internship||Ms Maxine Rosenfield|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 6||21 October 2024||Internship||Ms Maxine Rosenfield|
|2025||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 5||01 September 2025||Internship||Ms Milli Blenkin|
There is no set text and no reading list. Students have an opportunity to go back to reading lists from previous units and do more focused reading into theories, techniques and the population they will be counselling.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding assessment item to the correct submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Should the unit convenor approve an extension request, it is highly unorthodox that extensions will be granted for more than 5 days (RAP students included). It is important to realise that if an extension is approved and the assessment is submitted late, this will delay the marking process. This can result in an inability to commence following units and hinder your progress through your course.
Special assessment requirements
Assignments are graded. In order to pass this unit, all assignments must be submitted and a mark of 50% or more must be reached for each assignment.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Very important note: Unlike previous tutorials, attendance in your chosen group supervision throughout the study block/s is compulsory. These supervision groups are run as ‘closed groups' - you can only attend the group you have allocated yourself to and you cannot join other supervision groups. *Non-attendance will result in failing the unit unless you have provided a valid reason to the supervisor
Recordings will NOT be made available for those who are unable to attend the tutorial sessions.
Required IT skills
In order to engage in this unit, you are expected to have a reliable computer with the latest operating system. You will also need reliable internet connections and the latest version of Google Chrome (preferred browser) to access UCLearn. You are expected to have access to Microsoft Office applications: including Word, Excel and PowerPoint equivalent. In some units, you will be required to download specific software applications to complete the unit content and assessment successfully.
In order to complete research, you will need to be able to search the library data bases for relevant journal articles. It is the individual student's responsibility to access appropriate help from the University IT services or the library if they do not have adequate skills.
For more information regarding fees, please speak to your Student Advisor.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves work integrated learning: Placement. Students must adhere to University policy during WIL activities, including the Student Conduct Rules 2023, the WIL Policy and WIL Procedure, and the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedure.
This unit has pre-placement requirements (e.g. Working with Vulnerable People registration, immunisation/s). You must complete Pre-Place: Preparation for Work Integrated Learning prior to commencement of your Placement .