|Short Description:||Guid & Coun Prof Exp|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||070100 - Teacher Education|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||5 March 2021|
Pre-requisite: EDU8332 and EDU8333
Students must be available for a specified period of time to undertake a supervised Professional Experience in an approved Education-related site during their enrolment in this course.
Students cannot pass EDU8336 until they have successfully completed the Professional Experience component.
Before commencing this course students will be assumed to have read the full details of Professional Experience particulars and familiarised themselves with the requirements. Please see the Education Placement Professional Experience website https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/professional-experience and the Professional Experience Book for full details.
State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland must hold a valid Blue Card http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/doineedabluecard.html OR Exemption Card http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/faqs/exemption-card-faqs.html
If undertaking placement outside of Queensland, it is the students’ responsibility to comply with the relevant working with children checks that are required for this jurisdiction, and provide evidence to the Professional Experience office http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/professional-experience
The professional placement course is designed to provide students with a structured situation in an education setting in which counselling skills studied in EDU8332 and EDU8333 can be developed to high levels of competency. It gives the student the opportunity to examine applied problems from a theoretical perspective and to then apply theoretically derived interventions. It promotes a scientist-practitioner model of the professional counsellor. Students will be encouraged to approach counselling scenarios and skill-based learning through observation and intervention. The emphasis is on skill development in a supervised, structured environment. Expert feedback on performance is seen as an essential feature of the learning process and strong emphasis is placed on skill development under adequate supervision.