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CDS1002 Counselling Skills

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication
Version produced : 30 December 2013

Other requisites

Students must be eligible for a blue card or its equivalent from State and Territory jurisdictions in order to complete Human Services programs at USQ. Students seeking to undertake practicums must be officially authorized to work with children before they can be placed in a human service organization. Information about application requirements and procedures can be found on the websites which are provided in Other Requirements.

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.

Recommended prerequisites or co-requisites: CMS1000 or CMS1008 or CMS1009

Synopsis

This course introduces students to counselling within the helping professions and key values that counselling operates from. It introduces a framework of helping, including structured stages and tasks. Within this framework, students will learn specific communication and counselling skills that are foundational in the majority of counselling modalities.

IMPORTANT NOTE #: Students studying this in external mode may have important residential school attendance requirements. Please see section 'Other requirements' for more information.
The Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling) is fully accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Association of Australia (PACFA).

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2012 External
Semester 2, 2012 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 2, 2012 On-campus Springfield