Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides insight into the counselling process and an understanding of counselling and communication models. Students will acquire beginning skills and a working understanding of the correct context for their application. This subject offers a basic framework within which counselling and communication skills may be developed. By virtue of the nature of the skills, approximately half of the subject will consist of experiential learning exercises.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicole Johnson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites For Bachelor of Health Sciences students enrolled at Bendigo - HLT1PHW, PHE1SDH, PHE1IDH, or enrolment in HZPPHB or HZHSOB or HZHPDB or HZHSSB or enrolment in RBAOE or RBANT or EBOEE or EBNRE or EVEDB . Other students required Subject Coordinator's approval.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe critically reflective practitionerRecommendedThompson S and thompson,N (2008)PALGRAVE MACMILLAN: BASINGSTOKE, HANTS.
ReadingsTheory and practice of counselling and psychotherapyRecommendedCorey, G 20098TH EDN, THOMSON BROOKS/COLE, BELMONT, CA.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole Johnson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1-hour lecture per week."

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour tutorial per week."


Assessment elementComments%
Critical reflection (500 words)35
Skills Role play ( recorded)(Hurdle)15
Theoretical Essay50