Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject pre-service teachers develop a range of skills and knowledge required when working in a counselling or welfare role with school students. The framework of this subject includes approaches to counselling, student engagement research and intervention. Students engage in research and reflection on issues of school engagement, truancy, and resilience. We examine the systematic investigation programs and strategies of intervention. Pre-service teachers develop an understanding of the welfare role and the strategies and practical skills to implement intervention programs.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJacolyn Weller

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesWorkshop and online materials

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in the EBOCE or EBTOCE Bachelor of Teaching (Outreach and Community Education) course in order to enrol in this subject


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Relevant Australian and Victorian curriculum policy discipline guidelines

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended




PublisherVCAA & ACARA


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Examine and understand the programmatic responses in schools associated with welfare issues identified by the school.
02. Demonstrate an awareness of the research into theory and practice related to successful outcomes for students with welfare and disengagement issues.
03. Understand the nature and range of issues of student disengagement amongst the school population including indicators of risk and notions of resilience.
04. Reflect on the implications for personal practice as a specialist role within a school.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 22-35, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacolyn Weller

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 22 - 35
One 3.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 22 to week 35 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 24 - 33
Four 6.00 hours workshop per study period on saturday during the day from week 24 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
Class to be held on:15 June, 6 July, 27 July, 17 August.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Essay: research into current government education student wellbeing policy (1700 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2

Essay: pedagogic analysis (1700 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO3, SILO4