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CDS2002 Independent Project 1

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology, Counselling and Community


Pre-requisite: CDS1001 and CMS1000 and CDS2000

Other requisites

Students must have a Blue Card issued by the Commission of Children and Young People and Child Guardian in Queensland or its respective interstate equivalent to enrol in CDS2002.
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.

Outcomes of student and supervisor negotiations must have the approval of the Course Examiner. Students must enrol in this course in their selected semester, but may complete the requirements at any time in the year with permission from the Course Examiner.

IMPORTANT NOTES: 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. This course includes a practical component (professional experience, project work, research, assessment etc.) that may require engagement with children under the age of 18. It is your responsibility to ensure that you possess a current suitability card (Blue Card) before commencing any practical components of this course. DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 UNLESS YOU POSSESS A CURRENT 'BLUE CARD'. For further information: // *If you are undertaking practical experience outside the State of Queensland, Australia you should check local requirements.

Contacting organisations: Students are NOT to contact any organisations until instructed by practicum staff. Instructions on how to organise the practicum will be emailed to student Umail accounts within the first two weeks of the semester.


This industry placement provides student with the opportunity to observe and experientially learn how to integrate and apply human services theories, knowledge and skills in a safe, supportive and supervised environment The course encourages students to develop independent discipline or field based techniques that will culminate in an assignment that lends itself to academic scrutiny. The objectives of the practicum are developed in conjunction with the host agency's supervisor and moderated by the designated member of the academic staff selected to supervise and evaluate the project

The Bachelor of Human Services (counselling major) is fully accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Association of Australia Inc (PACFA).

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 Online
Semester 2, 2014 Online