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COUN3231 Counselling Skills Training 3

Bachelor Course Unit - Core

Level: 300

Credit points: 6 (out of a total of 144 CP for Bachelor)


Bachelor of Counselling (Nested) and Bachelor of Counselling (Minor in Coaching):

All Level 100 and all Level 200 core units

Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling: 

Level 100 Multidisciplinary and Counselling core units and all Level 200 Counselling core units 

Mode of Study: Blended Delivery

Unit Description

This unit assures student counsellors’ critical appraisal of culture and context underpinning counselling practice. Students further build their counselling skill repertoire, developing and practicing counselling skills and techniques appropriate for diverse clients presenting with complex and challenging issues.  Striving to adapt counselling theories to the diverse client context, students conduct a self-audit, with integrating counselling theories, counselling skills and techniques across specific contexts in creating client movement toward agreed-upon objectives and problem – and opportunities - resolution. Throughout this process, students deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills with the interpersonal process approach to counselling.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

a)    Critically analyse culture and context through the case conceptualisation process
b)    Demonstrate and analyse counselling skills and techniques applicable to diverse client cultural contexts
c)    Conduct a self-audit, integrating counselling theories, skills and techniques across specific contexts in helping to create movement for clients of diverse backgrounds
d)    Critically appraise the interpersonal process approach in counselling practice

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 10 hours per week. 


The required text book for this unit can be found by viewing the 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 the Academic Misconduct Policy for full details.


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.