JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

ED5310 - Practicum in Guidance and Counselling

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available only to students enrolled in the Master of Guidance and Counselling.

This subject is designed to meet the accreditation requirements in Australia of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and in Singapore of the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC). The practicum is the culmination subject for the Master of Guidance and Counselling. It is where the threads of the core subjects come together in real counselling situations. Field-based placements assist the novice counsellor to develop the skills necessary for quality ethical practice. Students are supported to negotiate placement/s appropriate to their intended counselling practice and are monitored throughout.

Learning Outcomes

  • students must critically reflect on issues relating to the tropics, sustainability and Indigenous, rural and regional wellbeing, disabilities and other forms of vulnerability relevant to their practice in guidance and counselling;
  • students must investigate, critically review, analyse and synthesize complex theoretical propositions and demonstrate appropriate use of research principles and methodologies in guidance and counselling;
  • students must demonstrate the skills to interpret, theorize, evaluate, and generate solutions to complex issues in guidance and counselling practice contexts, as well as the ability to justify professional conclusions, decisions and recommendations to specialist and non-specialist stakeholders using advanced speaking, writing, listening, numeracy and advocacy skills;
  • students must demonstrate the ability to critically reflect on ones own counselling practice to facilitate individual skill development with a high level of autonomy and accountability;
  • students must critically reflect on their own counselling practice to facilitate individual and team skill development. Students must achieve development as a counsellor according to the accreditation requirements of the Australian Counselling Association or Singapore Association for Counselling.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of 9 credit points of core level 5 ED subjects selected from ED5853, ED5857, ED5859, ED5862, ED5863, ED5864
Corequisites: ED5311

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Face to face teaching (1 day workshop dates to be advised by the Coordinator)
Coord/Lect: Dr Judith Reardon.
Workload expectations:
  • 8 hours workshops/Seminars - on campus workshop
  • 31 hours
  • 100 hours fieldwork
Assessment: portfolio of professional competencies - must complete required hours, documentation (supervisee information form; supervision contract; professional placement logbook; supervisee placement report; supervisee developmental questionnaire and reflective statement; placement evaluation), and receive a satisfactory practicum report supervisee information form.
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of Portfolio of Professional Competencies: required hours, documentation, and receive a satisfactory practicum report (Professional Oracy, Professional Literacy, Professional Numeracy)

JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 51
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Face to face teaching (Entry and Exit Workshop dates to be advised)
Lecturer: Ms Shanti Achanta.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours
  • 100 hours fieldwork
Assessment: portfolio of professional competencies - must complete required hours, documentation (supervisee information form; supervision contract; professional placement logbook; supervisee placement report; supervisee developmental questionnaire and reflective statement; placement evaluation), and receive a satisfactory practicum report supervisee information form.
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of Portfolio of Professional Competencies: required hours, documentation, and receive a satisfactory practicum report (Professional Oracy, Professional Literacy, Professional Numeracy)

JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 52
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Face to face teaching (Entry and Exit Workshop dates to be advised)
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours
  • 100 hours fieldwork
Assessment: portfolio of professional competencies - must complete required hours, documentation (supervisee information form; supervision contract; professional placement logbook; supervisee placement report; supervisee developmental questionnaire and reflective statement; placement evaluation), and receive a satisfactory practicum report supervisee information form.
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of Portfolio of Professional Competencies: required hours, documentation, and receive a satisfactory practicum report (Professional Oracy, Professional Literacy, Professional Numeracy)

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.