BEHV 5001 Career Assessment and Counselling

Credit Points 10

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Description This subject introduces students to key psychological theories of career choice and satisfaction before describing the integration of career choice assessment tools and appropriate counselling skills to support evidence based and client-centred career advising. It will provide students with knowledge and skill in career assessment and foundational skill in career counselling.

School Psychology

Discipline Behavioural Science, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 5 subject


Must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this subject, students will be able to: 

  1. Evaluate major theories of career preference and choice
  2. Demonstrate appropriate and evidence-based assessment of occupational preference
  3. Critically reflect upon a career education session 

Subject Content

  1. Theories of occupational choice and preference
  2. Approaches to career choice assessment
  3. Introduction to counselling
  4. Integration of assessment and counselling 


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Critical Review 2,000 words 50 N Individual
Professional Task 30 minutes 50 N Individual