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ED5857 - Assessment in Counselling

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to Master of Education. Available to Graduate Certificate of Education. Core subject for Master of Guidance and Counselling.

This subject will introduce and develop skills in designing, conducting, interpreting and reporting on assessment protocols within a legal and ethical framework. It provides students with the opportunity to clearly demonstrate competence in professional numeracy in guidance and counselling. Both quantitative and qualitative assessment techniques will be explored with an emphasis upon the behavioural and cognitive evaluation of individuals typically referred for guidance and counselling.

Learning Outcomes

  • synthesise cognitive, technical and creative skills and provide recommendations of assessments that are sensitive to multicultural differences, appropriate to rural and regional individuals;
  • integrate understanding of legal and ethical frameworks as outlined by the Australian Counselling Association and Singapore Association for Counselling into assessment practices;
  • attain competence in professional numeracy in guidance and counselling;
  • attain proficiency in communication with both specialist and non-specialist stakeholders using advanced numeracy, reading, writing and advocacy skills;
  • synthesise, interpret, integrate and evaluate information from case studies.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Case notes - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Case report 1 - (50%) - Individual.


JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Mixed attendance
Census Date 30-Nov-2023
Face to face teaching (Face to Face dates to be advised)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Mr Ben Archer
Lecturer: Miss Alana Emerick.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours online activity
  • 13 hours online Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.