Workshop Requirements

Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015)

Students studying the modules identified below by Blended Delivery (online) are required to attend the relevant Diploma of Counselling Workshops at an ACAP campus. These workshops provide face to face training in practical skills, and involve assessment of skills required for your assignments and therefore your capacity to successfully complete the module requirements. 

See VET Workshop Calendar for dates and times. Further information about the workshops such as pre-workshop preparation and location details will be sent to you when you are contacted about your attendance by the VET Administration team.


Why are workshops compulsory?

On-campus workshops form a vital part of the assessment and experiential learning process. You may feel a little apprehensive, or wonder why they are mandatory. Based on the feedback we have had from more than 90% of our students who have already attended these workshops, we can promise you that you will find them not only enriching, but, above all, fun!

The workshops must be attended in the same term that you are taking the module/s, as they represent a vital component of the assessment process, unless extenuating circumstances prevent you from attending.

PLEASE NOTE: Failure to attend workshops will result in an inability to complete the co-requisite module/s. 

When will I need to attend a workshop?

You will need to attend workshop/s in the same term that you enrol in the following co-requisite modules:

Diploma of Counselling Workshop 1

Compulsory for students studying the module Counselling and Communication Skills by Blended Delivery (online)

  • Duration - 3 days Friday, Saturday and Sunday (USUALLY AT THE END OF WEEK 9 EACH TERM)
  • This workshop will focus on the students’ development of micro skills as well as their own identity as a reflective practitioner. Throughout the workshop students will be given the opportunity to interact and work through a number of role play scenarios with their peers. The activities undertaken will help students to develop the necessary skills and will provide an opportunity for the teacher to observe, provide feedback and assess the counselling skills of all students at the workshop. 
  • You will be assessed during the workshop by the workshop facilitator. The Skills Demonstration Checklist used will be given to you at the conclusion of the workshop so that you can upload as a part of your assessment tasks.

Diploma of Counselling Workshop 2

Compulsory for students studying the module Counselling Process and Relationship by Blended Delivery (online)

  • Duration - 3 days Friday, Saturday and Sunday (USUALLY AT THE END OF WEEK 6 EACH TERM)
  • This workshop will focus on the development of students’ counselling facilitation skills and counselling relationship development within a legal and ethical framework. Throughout the workshop students will be given the opportunity to interact and work through a number of role play scenarios that involve complex interactions with their peers. The activities undertaken will help students to develop the necessary skills and to provide an opportunity for the teacher to observe, provide feedback and assess the counselling skills of all students at the workshop.
  • You will be assessed during the workshop by the workshop facilitator. The Skills Demonstration Checklist used will be given to you at the conclusion of the workshop so that you can upload as a part of your assessment tasks.

Diploma of Counselling Workshop 3

Compulsory for students undertaking the module Crisis Intervention and Case Management by Blended Delivery (online)

  • Duration - 3 days (DAYS TO BE ADVISED)
  • This workshop will focus on the students developing the skills of crisis support and case management within a legal and ethical framework. Throughout the workshop students will be given the opportunity to interact and work through a number of role play scenarios involving crisis intervention with their peers within a case management setting. The activities undertaken will help students to develop the necessary skills and to provide an opportunity for the teacher to observe, provide feedback and assess the counselling skills of all students at the workshop.
  • You will be assessed during the workshop by the workshop facilitator. The Skills Demonstration Checklist used will be given to you at the conclusion of the workshop so that you can upload as a part of your assessment tasks.

Diploma of Counselling Workshop 4

Compulsory for students undertaking the module Reflective Professional Practice by Blended Delivery (online)

  • Duration - 1 day (DAY TO BE ADVISED)
  • The focus of Workshop 4 will be on students developing the skills of self -evaluation and reflective practice.  Throughout the workshop students will be given the opportunity to provide evaluative feedback to their peers and to receive and reflect on feedback from peers and workshop teacher. The activities undertaken will help students to develop the necessary skills and will provide an opportunity for the teacher to observe, provide feedback and assess the counselling skills of all students at the workshop. 
  • You will be assessed during the workshop by the workshop facilitator. The Skills Demonstration Checklist used will be given to you at the conclusion of the workshop so that you can upload as a part of your assessment tasks.

Diploma of Counselling Workshop 5

Compulsory for students undertaking the module Group Work and Domestic Violence by Blended Delivery (online)

  • Duration - 3 days (DAYS TO BE ADVISED)
  • The focus of Workshop 5 will be on students developing group work skills within the case study context of Domestic Violence. Throughout the workshop students will be given the opportunity to conduct a group and receive evaluative feedback from their peers and workshop teacher. The activities undertaken will help students to develop the necessary skills and will provide an opportunity for the teacher to observe, provide feedback and assess the counselling and group work skills of all students at the workshop.
  • You will be assessed during the workshop by the workshop facilitator. The Skills Demonstration Checklist used will be given to you at the conclusion of the workshop so that you can upload as a part of your assessment tasks.

 

Workshop Arrival Time and Location

Workshop Arrival Time

You should arrive at the appropriate campus building 10-15 minutes before the starting time of 9.30am. We expect students to be punctual. You will receive campus details in a reminder email approximately one week before the workshop/s take place.

Workshop Location

Workshops are held at ACAP's Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne campuses. For campus details see Campuses and Contacts

About the Day

When you arrive your name will appear on a list on one of the training room doors.  If your name is not on one of the lists, please let the workshop facilitator know.

There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch at all workshops, which the facilitators will arrange with you on the respective days. 

It would also be a good idea to note the following:

  • Bring a pen and writing paper with you
  • Tea/coffee/water/paper tissues are provided
  • The rooms are air-conditioned
  • It is a good idea to wear loose, comfortable clothing


If you anticipate any difficulty in attending these workshops, or require further information, please contact 
VETAdministration@acap.edu.au