Professional Counselling Project A

Unit code: APT7002 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
City Flinders
APT6022 - Evaluation and Research for Counselling Interventions
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit and APT7003 are the capstone units for the program. Together they provide students the opportunity to gain experience in researching and implementing a counselling related professional project. Each student, in consultation with their field supervisor, will be required to identify an independent topic with a counselling focus from within their placement. Students will research evidence-based approaches in the literature to support the project proposal and, based on the literature review, produce a counselling related project proposal.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Implement academic learning and knowledge to identify and design a viable project;
  2. Critically review and evaluate the literature associated with the professional project;
  3. Produce and present a substantial project proposal based on identified need from field placement agency; and
  4. Apply and evaluate the learning acquired in academic course work and on placement.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Other
Grade: 25%
Project outline and learning goals (1000 words)
Assessment type: Literature Review
Grade: 35%
Prepare a literature review based on the project outline (1200 words)
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 40%
Presentation of proposal (10 minutes) including written component explaining proposed methodology (1000 words)

Required reading

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