School Counselling Internship (EDMT6013)


The school psychology internship allows students the opportunity to learn about the profession and to develop further in the role of school counsellor/psychologist as part of the training program. The School Psychology Internship 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 assessing and counselling children and adolescents with problems, developing intervention programs for students with learning, behaviour and mental health challenges, liaising with parents and teachers to enhance the classroom and home learning and psychological environments, and developing prevention programs for at risk students.

Further unit of study information


25-days in school placement, 1x2-hr seminar


performance ratings (2x30%) and daily activity records (10%) and professional portfolio (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

72 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.