Details for Working in Schools

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC346
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Working in Schools

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Understand the primary, secondary and senior secondary State and private school counselling and chaplaincy models;
  2. Demonstrate respect for religious and other cultural differences and how to provide care and support in the context of human relationships;
  3. Gain insight into current trends in contemporary school culture and begin developing the skills you need in serving the school community;
  4. Explore patterns of work and work management and realize your place within the school context and develop a framework that will allow you to relate to school personnel appropriately.

Subject Content

  • Defining School Counselling and Chaplaincy
  • The role of a counsellor and chaplain and how these roles can support each other within the school framework
  • Joining and working within the school community
  • Common issues arising in the school contexts and the appropriate ways counsellors and chaplains can assist at an individual, community and system levels
  • Appropriate communication to school students
  • Reporting to support groups/churches
  • The importance of continuing Professional Development

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (eLearning)
  • Intensives
  • Extensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Minor Essay (25%)
  • Minor Essay (25%)
  • School Culture Report (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • White, R. ed. 2010. Youth Work and Issues, ACYS Publishing Hobart
  • Sapin Kate. 2009. Essential Skills for Youth Practice, Sage Publications, London

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any textbooks.