Course Enrolment Guide – Graduate Diploma in Clinical

2015 Course Enrolment Guide
School of Psychology
Brisbane, QLD
Melbourne, VIC
Strathfield, NSW
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling
(Part-time)
This Guide is provided to assist you to select your units for the 2015 academic
year. Specific information regarding unit outlines, assessments or content
will be provided by your School.
Information last updated on 14 January 2015
Students should note that the Course Enrolment Guides are updated regularly.
Check the website for latest updates
Course Enrolment Guide – Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling – Brisbane, Melbourne, Strathfield
2015
Contact Details:
Course Coordinators and/or Course Advisors will be available to assist with enrolment
and re-enrolment. You can telephone, email or contact them in person to make an
appointment.
Course Coordinator, Brisbane:
Room:
Email:
Telephone:
Dr Stephanie Malone
Building F Level 3-FC.18
stephanie.malone@acu.edu.au
+617 3623 7341
Course Coordinator, Melbourne:
Room:
Email:
Telephone:
Dr Tom Whelan
The Daniel Mannix Building, Level 5-5.37
tom.whelan@acu.edu.au
+613 9953 3205
Course Coordinator:
Room:
Email:
Telephone:
Dr Paul Atkins
Edward Clancy Building, level 1-C1.44
paulw.atkins@acu.edu.au
+612 9701 4497
Administration:
Course Enquiries - Brisbane Campus
Email:
psychology.adminQLD@acu.edu.au
Telephone:
+617 3623 7215
Location:
Building F-Level 3
Course Enquiries - Melbourne Campus
Email:
psychology.adminVIC@acu.edu.au
Telephone:
+613 9953 3106
Location:
Level 5, Daniel Mannix Building
Course Enquiries – Strathfield Campus
Email:
psychology.adminMSM@acu.edu.au
Telephone:
(02) 9701 4521
Location:
The Edward Clancy Building. Level 1, C1.48
For any other enquiries, please contact your local Student Centre.
(http://www.acu.edu.au/42835).
Information last updated on 14 January 2015
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Course Enrolment Guide – Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling – Brisbane, Melbourne, Strathfield
2015
Enrolment Instructions:
This Course Enrolment Guide 2015 provides you with information on when and where
the units available for study in this program(s) will be offered in 2015.
1. Refer to your program map for information on unit availability.
2. Refer to Administration & Enrolment on the ACU website
(http://students.acu.edu.au/332297) for information on how to enrol. This page
also provides detailed information on managing your studies.
3. Log on to Student Connect and enrol (http://students.acu.edu.au/136953).
Requirements to Complete Award
For information on the duration of your course, and the requirements to complete your
award, please refer to the course rules for your program. Course rules are available in
the ACU Handbook on the ACU website (http://www.acu.edu.au/142401).
 Select the handbook for the year you commenced the course:
 Select the Faculty which offers the course;
 Select Courses by Faculty for the correct course rules.
Unit descriptions are also available in the current handbook.
Program Information
The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling aims to extend students’ knowledge and
skill level in the counselling discipline. This is achieved through exposure to and
analysis of extensive counselling theories and professional issues. It also includes a
substantive practice component. The course builds on the student’s previous academic
study, or personal and professional experiences.
Course Structure
The two-year Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling is a part-time only program. To
qualify for the Graduate Diploma a student must complete:
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50 cp from the core Units;
20cp from Practicum Preparation and Practicum Units; and
10cp from Elective Units as listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings for Master
of Clinical Counselling
Professional Experience
Students in the Graduate Diploma are required to complete a practicum preparation
unit and a practicum placement. The practicum involves substantial experience in the
practice of counselling, including a minimum of 40 hours of face-to-face counselling
and 10 hours of supervision.
REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE AWARD
For more information on the duration of your course, and the requirements to complete
your award, please refer to the Course Rules for your program.
Information last updated on 14 January 2015
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Course Enrolment Guide – Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling – Brisbane, Melbourne, Strathfield
2015
Program Maps:
Students enrolling in units which do not follow the sequence recommended in their
Program Map cannot be guaranteed a clash free timetable.
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling (Part-time only)
Year 1
Semester 1
COUN601
Counselling
Theories and
Techniques
COUN626
Counselling Practice
Skills
Semester 2
COUN662
Mental Health
Assessment and
Case Formulation
(Pre: COUN601;
COUN626)
COUN661
Practicum
Preparation
(Pre: 60cp of units
from the Schedule
of Offerings
including
COUN661Practicum
Preparation)
Semester 1
COUN627
Life Span Issues in
Counselling
COUN631
Ethics and
Professional Practice
Semester 2
COUN623
Elective
Practicum 1
(Pre: 60cp of units
from the Schedule
of Offerings
including COUN661
Practicum
Preparation)
Year 2
Units Offered in 2014
(NOTE: amendments may be made to unit availability depending on student demand.)
PART-TIME PROGRAM
(Pre-requisite units are shown in parentheses and italics)
YEAR 1
Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title
Information last updated on 14 January 2015
Location – Delivery Mode
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Course Enrolment Guide – Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling – Brisbane, Melbourne, Strathfield
COUN601
Counselling Theories and Techniques
COUN626
Counselling Practice Skills
Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title
COUN661 Practicum Preparation
(Pre: COUN601; COUN626)
COUN662
Mental Health Assessment and Case
Formulation
(Pre: COUN601; COUN626)
2015
Brisbane
Melbourne
Strathfield
Location – Delivery Mode
Brisbane
Melbourne
Strathfield
YEAR 2
Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title
COUN627 Life Span Issues in Counselling
COUN631
Ethics and Professional Practice
Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title
COUN623 Practicum 1
(Pre: 60cp of units from the Schedule of
Offerings including COUN661Practicum
Preparation)
Location – Delivery Mode
Brisbane
Melbourne
Strathfield
Location – Delivery Mode
Brisbane
Melbourne
Strathfield
Students choose an Elective as part of their studies in Semester 2 – these electives can be
chosen from the following units;
COUN616 – Relationship and Family Counselling (Pre: COUN601, COUN626)
COUN630 – Group Processes in Counselling (Pre: COUN601, COUN626)
COUN636 – Contemporary Approaches in Counselling (Pre: COUN601, COUN626)
COUN663 – Cross Cultural Counselling (Pre: COUN601, COUN626)
COUN666 – Counselling in the Context of Addiction (Pre: COUN601, COUN626)
Unit Information:
For information on Unit Descriptions, please refer to the ACU Handbook on the ACU
website (http://www.acu.edu.au/142401)..
Delivery Modes:
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Attendance – Primarily attendance, either face-to-face or via video
conference, at an ACU campus or another location.
Mixed mode – Some online with a compulsory attendance component
(including examinations, practicums, residentials etc).
Online – Fully online (including assessments).
Information last updated on 14 January 2015
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