Vocational Development and Counselling (REHB5070)


The subject initially introduces students to the field of vocational development and career decision making. Students are then provided with a framework upon which to base vocational counselling activities with clients. Students are guided through the process of assisting individuals, including those with disabilities, to make new career decisions. Resources (including tests, activities and questionnaires) essential for providing effective vocational planning and counselling services to clients are also explored and demonstrated to students. The subtleties of vocational test interpretation are examined. Students are introduced to vocational report writing formats. The unit of study focuses on meeting the specific core competency requirements as set out in Core Competencies 9 (Vocational Assessment) and 10 (Vocational Counselling) by the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors.

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2-hr lecture/week, 2x 1 day workshops; Online Mode: Weekly discussions and postings updated every week on eLearning site.


Take home assignment week 6 (20%), practical exercise week 12 (60%) and online Quiz Week 14 (20%)


Peterson N, Gonzalez R C/The Role of Work in People's Lives: Applied Career Counselling and Vocational Psychology/2005/ --

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Practical Work: Exercises included in subject materials and in online web page.

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