Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In the Student Wellbeing teaching method students develop a range of skills which they will require when working in a counselling and welfare role with school students. The theoretical framework for this subject is drawn from humanistic-existential psychology, particularly the person-centred approach. While attention will be given to training in core counselling skills, a major focus will be on the development of an effective approach to counselling through reflection on the students' own practice in formal and informal counselling interactions.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPatricia McCann

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU4SWA, EDU4SWB

Special conditions Sub-major study in Student Welfare or related area such as Counselling, Social Work, Youth Work

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA collection of readingsPrescribedN/AN/A
ReadingsRelevant VCE Study DesignPrescribedVCAAVCAA
ReadingsRelevant Australian and Victorian curriculum policy discipline guidelinesRecommendedVCAA & ACARAVCAA & ACARA

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, All Year, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPatricia McCann

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
1700-word assignment on current government Education student wellbeing policy50
1700-word essay on Pedagogic analysis50