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COUN13-109: Professional Practice Issues in Counselling, Psychology, and Criminology


Students receive formal academic training in learning how to manage ethical, legal and practical issues that arise in professional settings. The curriculum includes a review of the APS Code of Ethics and Ethical Guidelines as applied to ethical dilemmas. Relevant legislative requirements as they relate to the practice of psychology, counselling and criminology are also covered. The subject further provides in depth coverage of selected ethical and professional issues that most affect the practice of psychology, counselling and criminology. 

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890

Learning outcomes

1. Acquire a sound knowledge of ethics relating to Counselling, Criminology and Psychology.
2. Appreciate the value of an ethical code to therapists, clients and external stakeholders.
3. Apply an ethical code to the fields of Counselling, Criminology and Psychology.

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020