Improve Counselling Skills

VET Diploma Level Module

This module is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to evaluate your own work, and to undertake continuing self-development and effective supervision within an ethical code of practice. The skills and knowledge developed in this module are intended to be applied in a variety of community service contexts.

Learning Elements

The unit of competency CHCCSL509A Reflect and improve upon counselling skills contains three elements or learning outcomes. You will learn to:

  • reflect upon your own counselling skills and practice
  • ensure continuing self-support and supervision
  • operate within an agreed ethical code of practice

Content Areas

  • Professional Practice
  • How We Learn From Experience
  • Self-Awareness
  • Feedback
  • Setting Professional Goals
  • Supervision
  • Types of Supervision
  • Other Strategies for Improving Professional Practice
  • Ethical Codes and Practice Standards
  • Professional Self-Care
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Professional Competence and Reflection on Practice

Module Duration and Workload

This module involves a total of 96 hours per term of study including course work component, teacher contact, research and related study activities, translating to approximately 8 hours study per week. Students will need to allocate additional time for the completion of assessment activities related to the module.