Details for Professional Practice

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC500
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Katherine Hurrell


The following courses are co-requisites:

Awards offering Professional Practice

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

Unit Content


  1. Identify and apply key competencies and tasks required for professional practice in counselling, chaplaincy and/or care contexts;
  2. Critically evaluate the application of these competencies to real-life contexts and workplace situations;
  3. Critique professional responsibilities and ethical practice as experienced during the professional placement;
  4. Discuss personal and professional development in professional practice through supervision and reflective practice.

Subject Content

  • Supervised practical experience which offers opportunity for observation, client contact, reflection and critical supervision
  • Experience of the working practices of the placement context and operating within its administrative framework
  • Opportunity to explore, discuss and share their personal growth in relationship to placement
  • Participating in a professional supervised relationship

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (e-Learning)
  • Intensives

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

Assessment Methods

  • Placement Logbook (30%)
  • Superivsion, PD and Research Portfolio (50%)
  • Critical Reflection (20%)

Prescribed Text

  • Cleak, H.M., & Wilson, J. (2019). Making the most of field placement (4th ed.). South Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any texts.