PSYC20043 - Coaching Individuals for Positive Change

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will develop a range of practical evidence-based coaching skills and approaches for working with individual clients on positive behaviour change. Whilst the focus is primarily on coaching individuals, skills and knowledge gained in this unit will also assist you when working with couples, families and groups. Your practical coursework will include learning how to enhance motivation, interpersonal skills, resilience, wellbeing, goal achievement, positive habits, confidence, and personal empowerment. Please note: you will be required to attend an after-hours, online, skills-based workshop for 3 hours each week of term.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 62.5% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have Your Say and email feedback.
Many students reported that they felt very positive about the assessment and skills-development workshop approach.
The unit structure and assessment will remain in place for 2019.
Action Taken
Source: Have Your Say and email feedback.
Feedback received outlined that having eleven 3-hour compulsory workshops was onerous and too many or too long. Conversely, a number of students commented that whilst attending the after-hours workshops did put pressure on their personal life, they greatly valued the skills, knowledge and practice gained.
The course team members have reviewed the number of compulsory workshops and determined that the weekly content for each of the workshops makes an important and necessary contribution to the development of coaching skills in the unit. As such, the same number of compulsory after-hours workshops will continue in 2019.
Action Taken
Source: Have Your Say.
One feedback item suggested that more elaborate details could be provided for the assessment regarding the type and amount of reported dialogue required in the assessments.
This issue became apparent after the first assessment submissions and clarification, with examples, was provided for the second assessment. In 2019 this elaborated information will be provided in the Assessment Guides.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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