COUN3041 Counselling Placement and Supervision 2

Bachelor Course Unit

COUN3041 Counselling Placement & Supervision 2

Level: 3rd year

Credit points: 3

Prerequisites: Counselling Placement & Supervision 1

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 BASSIX (Counselling) provides students with a collaborative framework for further opportunities to develop their professional practice, self-awareness and counselling skills while acquiring a sense of responsibility for the welfare of their clients. This is an ungraded unit.

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply theoretical knowledge and counselling skills to practice with clients in a counselling agency
  • describe the influence of organisational, cultural and social contexts on counselling practice
  • effectively present client cases
  • demonstrate awareness of your use of counselling skills and interventions
  • demonstrate intervention planning and apply counselling models to meet client needs
  • demonstrate the ability to apply feedback to improve practice
  • participate in group supervision and reflect on your counselling practice
  • demonstrate ethical thinking and decision-making about your practice and respect the rights and autonomy of clients
  • reflect on your counselling efficacy in preparation for future clinical practice

Unit content

  • Continued Counselling Placement of 125 hours including 20 hours of counselling client contact
  • Clinical Supervision attendance
  • Learning contract
  • MAHARA e-portfolio
  • Student evaluations
  • Readings

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 13 hours per week.

Assignment summary

Please refer to the document available here

Graduate attributes

The following graduate attributes will be developed in this unit:

  • Awareness of the influence of organisations on clinical practice
  • Self-awareness of the use of counselling skills
  • Application of theory to clinical counselling practice
  • Development of counselling intervention skills
  • Ability to receive and apply feedback to improve counselling skills
  • Ability to use supervision to improve ethical awareness and skills in practice

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.

Recommended text

Cleak, H. M., & Wilson, J. (2013). Making the most of field placement (3rd ed.). Vic: Thomson Learning Australia.

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.


This unit outline may be updated and amended from time to time. To ensure you have the correct outline please check it again at the beginning of the semester.