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CDS3000 Independent Project 2

Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication

Requisites

Pre-requisite: CDS2002 and CDS3001 and CDS3002
Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: PSY3050

Synopsis

This counselling practicum provides opportunities for students to develop professional and clinical skills within a supervised agency setting. The field experience and assessments are designed to integrate theory with practice. Students will develop a range of counselling, community education and organisational skills. A member of the academic staff will be selected to coordinate and evaluate the project. The course encourages students to develop independent research and implementation techniques that will culminate in reports that lend themselves to academic scrutiny. Outcomes of student, clinical supervisor and line supervisor negotiations must have the approval of the Program Coordinator. Students may enrol in this course in any semester, and may complete the requirements at any time in a maximum twelve month period.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Working with Children: State law in Queensland requires that all adults (including university students in industry placement) working with children under the age of 18, in the State of Queensland*, obtain approval before commencing such work. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they possess a current suitability card (Blue Card) before commencement of the placement. DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 UNLESS YOU POSSESS A CURRENT 'BLUE CARD'. For further information: http://www.childcomm.qld.gov.au/employment/bluecard/informationSheets.html *If you are undertaking practical experience outside the State of Queensland, Australia you should check local requirements. IMPORTANT NOTE 2: Students are not to commence work in the host organisation without authorisation from the assigned USQ staff member. The USQ staff member will need to approve the suitability of the host organisation, the work plan and the supervision contract prior to starting. Failure to receive prior approval before starting will be working outside the parameters of the course and will not be recognised or supported by USQ or its insurance coverage. Additional information about the practicum can be found on the Bachelor of Human Services study desk site, on the main study desk page for Human Services students.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 Online
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2011 Online
Semester 3, 2011 Online