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This 13-week online unit provides an overview of counselling concepts and skills. In this unit you will be introduced to theories of counselling and basic communication skills. In addition, you will examine multicultural counselling and the ethical and professional issues facing counsellors. This unit will provide you with knowledge and skills that are applicable to a number of workplace settings. Completion of this unit does not qualify you to practice counselling, however, it will provide you with a foundation for further study in this area.

Summary 2021

Unit name Counselling Fundamentals
Unit code PSY235
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology

Crystal Meehan

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KHA335 OR KHA235


Teaching Pattern

Online Class: Weekly - 1 hour


Assessment Task 1: Counselling Critique, 1500 words: Weight 40%

Assessment Task 2: Test or quizzes x 6,  10 questions per quiz, 30 minutes to complete each quiz: Total Weight 60% (10% per quiz).

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