Practicum 3

Unit code: APT6010 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
City Flinders


Students will undertake an external placement, involving individual counselling and participation in the activities of their placement organisation. Students will receive regular supervision onsite by a counselling supervisor, learn about ethical, organisational, and practice issues, and experience professional contact with a range of health and well-being professionals

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Formulate and implement learning goals relevant to their counselling placement;
  2. Implement counselling theory and practice in counselling cases and client contact whilst on field placement;
  3. Critically reflect on the research, ethical, legal, and other frameworks relevant to their field placement practice;
  4. Develop reflective practice skills, including the capacity to seek advice on problems and challenges arising in the placement setting and engage in onsite supervision process for all client-related matters; and
  5. Critically reflect on the inter-professional relations and collaboration in the placement setting in the context of service delivery.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Other
Grade: Pass/Fail
Learning goals relevant to counselling placement (500 words)
Assessment type: Journal
Grade: Pass/Fail
Reflect on the placement experience (1000 words)
Assessment type: Report
Grade: Pass/Fail
Placement agency report (500 words)
Assessment type: Report
Grade: Pass/Fail
Placement logbook and supervisor's report

Required reading

Students will be directed to current texts and journal articles in the relevant areas by the Unit Convenor.

As part of a course

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