CN611.306 Counselling Skills



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

In this unit learners are offered the opportunity to pursue elective studies in specific counselling issues that are current and relevant to their basic training in counselling. Learners are to understand the broader social context and questions that make the issue special and current. With reference to the specific issue/s, learners will become familiar with the major theoretical perspectives in the area and current literature and research findings. Where appropriate the learner will have a practical experiential exposure to the area through field visits, interviews, practical skills training, or other experiences. The content of the unit will depend on the special issue and area of counselling that is addressed in any given semester when this unit is offered. Areas covered in depth in other units will not be included, but topics introduced, but not expanded in other units may be included. The special issues will vary from year to year and will include a range of options such as human sexuality and spirituality, current issues in mental health, drug and alcohol use and abuse; self-esteem; spirituality and counselling; child and adolescent issues, and others.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings


Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.