COUN3041 Counselling Placement and Supervision 2

Bachelor Course Unit

Level: 300

Credit points: 6

Prerequisites: Counselling Placement & Supervision 1 (COUN3021)

Unit Description

This unit follows on from COUN3031 Counselling Placement & Supervision 1 and focuses on the counselling placement experience and supervision as an important aspect of counselling education. Students will continue their approved counselling placement and participate in face-to-face small group supervision of their counselling practice. This unit in the Bachelor of Counselling and Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching) provides students with a collaborative framework for further opportunities to develop their professional practice, including cultural and organisational influences, and self-awareness. Students will discuss the application of counselling models while acquiring a sense of responsibility for the welfare of their clients. 

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • Effectively present and reflect on their counselling practice in group supervision;
  • Demonstrate skilled intervention planning and apply counselling models to meet client needs;

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply supervisor feedback to improve practice, and give feedback respectfully to other supervisees;

  • Demonstrate ethical thinking and decision-making skills, with respect for the rights and autonomy of clients;

  • Apply theoretical knowledge and counselling skills to practice with clients in counselling placements;

  • Describe the influence of organisational, social and cultural contexts on counselling practice;

  • Reflect on their counselling efficacy and prepare for future clinical practice.

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 15.5 hours per week.

Assignment summary

Please refer to the document available here.  

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.