School Psychology Practicum (EDMT5009)


This unit allows students the opportunity to learn about the profession of school psychology as part of the teaching program. The unit focuses on working as a school counsellor under the supervision of university staff, who are all registered psychologists, and experienced field school counsellors. The role of the school counsellor includes counselling and assessing children and adolescents with difficulties, developing intervention programs for children with learning and behavioural challenges, liaising with parents and teachers to enhance the classroom and home learning and psychological environments, and developing prevention programs for at risk students.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x1-hr seminar pre-prac and 1x1-hr seminar post-prac, 20-day professional experience block 5 days/wk for 4 wks in a school counselling setting


1 x set of final performance ratings and 20 daily activity sheets and 1x phase 1 portfolio (satisfactory/unsatisfactory)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


24 credit points of units

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.