|Short Description:||Masters Counselling Practicum|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Psychology and Counselling|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||090513 - Counselling|
|Grading basis :||Pass/Not Pass|
|Version produced :||1 June 2020|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MCCO (all specialisations with the exception of Advanced Practice)
Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: COU5003
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.usq.edu.au/currentstudents/assessment/professional-experience/blue-card *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 clinical supervisor 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 program Moodle study desk site.
This counselling practicum provides opportunities for students to develop professional and clinical skills within a supervised agency setting. The field experience, professional development, and assessments are designed to integrate theory with practice, and prepare students for real world practice and towards membership in professional counselling associations. Students will develop a range of counselling, professional, and organisational skills.