BESC3121 Coaching Practice and Supervision

Bachelor Course Unit

Level: 300

Credit points: 6

Prerequisites: Counselling Placement & Supervision 1 (COUN3031)

Unit Description

This unit follows on from COUN3031 Counselling Placement & Supervision 1 and asks students to analyse the differences between coaching and counselling, demonstrate an effective structure for coaching sessions, and consider organisational and cultural influences. This unit in the Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching) provides students with a collaborative framework for further opportunities to present coaching clients in supervision, reflect on practice and  receive and apply feedback appropriately in a group supervision setting. Students will discuss models of behaviour change as well as showing a developing awareness of ethical practice, and demonstrate the International Coach Federation core competencies. 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to: 

  • Demonstrate an effective structure for coaching sessions;

  • Apply theoretical knowledge and techniques in the practice of coaching;

  • Effectively present coaching clients in supervision;

  • Engage in group supervision, reflect on practice and receive and apply feedback appropriately;

  • Demonstrate ethical processes and practice;

  • Describe the major theories and models of behaviour change;

  • Identify and analyse the differences between coaching and counselling;

  • Describe the organisational, cultural and social factors influencing coaching practice;

  • Reflect on their coaching efficacy and prepare for future practice;
  • Demonstrate the ICF core competencies.

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 15.5 hours per week.

Assignment summary


Word count


Coaching Supervision Presentations



ePortfolio Analysis



Coaching Oral Exam



Counselling Placement and Supervision classes

Counselling Placement and Supervision classes are offered On Campus and Online. On Campus class times may change between terms, whereas Online synchronous class times tend to be the same each term.

On Campus class times for current enrolment periods can be accessed here.

Online times can be accessed here (scroll down the page and open the document at the bottom of the page).

Students are encouraged to plan their unit enrolment early to avoid clashes with their placement or other units.


The required text book for this unit  can be found by viewing the School of Counselling textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link: 

Academic misconduct

Ethical conduct and academic integrity and honesty are fundamental to the mission of ACAP. Academic misconduct will not be tolerated by the college. Please refer to for full details of the Academic Misconduct Policy.


Unit information may be subject to change prior to the teaching trimester commencing. Once term has commenced please review the Unit Outline in your class space to ensure your trimester study plan is correct.