Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Evening)
Hong Kong Term 1 2013 (Off-campus)
Singapore Term 1 2013 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong Term 3 2013 (Off-campus)
Singapore Term 3 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mr Jeff Roberts (Second semester off-campus,Term 3 Hong Kong and Singapore); Dr Jenny Barnes (Second semester evening); Dr Brett Furlonger (Term 1 Hong Kong and Singapore)


The unit will introduce the principles of construction, administration and interpretation of measures of assessment relevant to counsellors. Formal and informal assessment measures will be looked at and some practical experience in their administration will be gained.


The objectives of this unit are:

  • to gain an understanding of the principles of test construction;
  • to understand the differences between standardised tests and informal inventories and their various uses;
  • to gain experience in the administration and interpretation of measures of self-esteem, non-verbal intelligence, career development and special ability tests.


Group Assessment Plan 2400 words (30%)
Individual Assessment Report 5600 words (70%)

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Contact hours

3 hours per week