Diploma of Counselling Skills (DipCounSk)
Units of Study
COUN1251 Counselling Theory [Pre-requisites: COUN1211 Professional Reflection and Self-Care, COUN1221 Mental Health and Wellness, MULT1025 Professions and Society] [Co-requisite: COUN1231 Counselling Skills Training 1]
COUN1231 Counselling Skills Training 1 [Pre-requisites: COUN1211 Professional Reflection and Self-Care, COUN1221 Mental Health and Wellness, MULT1025 Professions and Society] [Co-requisite: COUN1251 Counselling Theory]
COUN1271 Trauma Informed Counselling Practice 1 [Pre-requisites: COUN1211 Professional Reflection and Self-Care, COUN1221 Mental Health and Wellness, MULT1025 Professions and Society]
Important information about planning your enrolment
- Units generally do not have to be completed in a set order within each year (except for the foundational first year units and/or where prerequisites are set, as indicated).
- A pre-requisite unit is a unit that lays the foundation for another, and must therefore be completed prior.
- Not all units are offered every trimester. Please refer to the Yearly Planner and the current timetable page when planning your enrolment for the academic year.
- Students are strongly encouraged to plan their enrolment for the year ahead of time, including enrolment in electives during the academic year.
- Unit availability is subject to demand.
- Rules of Progression
- All Level 100 units must be successfully completed before enrolling in Level 200 units.
- All Level 200 units must be successfully completed before enrolling in Level 300 units.
- No Level 300 units can be undertaken without completing all Level 100 units.
- To view unit fees and equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) values refer to http://www.acap.edu.au/costs.htm
- Blended Delivery- Counselling units are available on-campus or by blended delivery (each unit has five (5) online Synchronous Sessions and a compulsory two (2) day on-campus workshop). Please click the link above for more information.
- In the Discipline of Counselling, 100% attendance is expected across all modalities:
- Synchronous - as in ‘in synch’ - refers to online communication in real time and asynchronous as in ‘out of synch’ refers to online and offline recorded communication. With synchronous learning students engage with fellow learners and with educators through interactive tutorials and instant messaging with the aid of chat rooms. The learning occurs at scheduled times and for set timeframes. On the other hand, asynchronous learning involves watching recorded lectures, contributing to online discussion forums, and pursuing self-paced learning tasks. Students watch the lecturers, contribute to online discussion forums and work on self-paced tasks on their own time, within a prescribed timeframe, usually one week.
- Synchronous On-Campus Units - A mandatory minimum attendance of 80% is required for all On Campus Units. This means missing no more than 7 hours across the trimester.
- Online Units - A mandatory minimum attendance of 80% is required for all Online Hurdle Requirement forum posts. This means non-completion of no more than four (i.e. 2 weeks of self and peer posts) - Online Hurdle Requirement forum posts across the trimester.
- Blended Delivery Undergraduate - A mandatory minimum attendance of 80% is required for all Blended Modes of Delivery. This means missing no more than 5 hours in total across the 2-hour x fortnightly synchronous zoom interactive tutorials and the two-day mandatory workshops.
- Work Placement Experience, and Supervision Units are exceptions with a 100% mandatory attendance requirement. If due to unforeseen circumstances the student misses a clinical supervision session, the student must inform their clinical supervisor in advance. The clinical supervisor will request supporting documentation to be forwarded for consideration by the appropriate panel. There is no guarantee the request will be upheld.