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COU8050 Masters Counselling Practicum

Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 23 May 2022


Pre-requisite: (COU8101 or COU5009) and (COU8102 or COU5006) and (COU8103 or COU5007) and (COU8104 or COU5010) and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MCCO (all specialisations with the exception of Advanced Practice)


This course offers students the opportunity to undertake a supervised placement, and will help students consolidate and apply the theory, knowledge and skills relevant to the sector.

The assessment in this course is competency-based. Students will achieve either a pass or fail for each assessment. Students need to pass all assessment items to successfully complete the course. These competency items form part of the USQ accreditation agreement with the accrediting organisation/s (where relevant). Students must complete 200 hours of placement experience including completing 40 hours of counselling, 10 hours of clinical supervision, and 5 hours of professional development. Students will need to attend the assigned placement workplace/s for most of the placement requirements.

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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 2, 2022 External
Date printed 23 May 2022