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Relationship Skills for Educators 2 (EDUC90630)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90630
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject engages students in a critical reflection on the promotion of student wellbeing in educational settings and the role of teachers and school staff in that process. The focus is on the application of advanced communication skills as part of a psycho-educational model of helping with a particular emphasis on goal-setting, strategy development and implementation in a range of educational contexts. The use of cognitive behavioural and solution focused approaches in educational settings are also explored.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Investigate and evaluate the application of a psycho-educational model of helping to self;
  • Apply advanced helping skills related to goal-setting and strategy development and implementation in a range of educational interactions;
  • Critically evaluate the relevance and efficacy of selected models of helping for educational practice;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethical practice and critical reflection on the effectiveness of different interventions and relationships with students, parents and colleagues.

Generic skills

  • Critical thinking and reasoning
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Evidence based decision making
  • Self-reflection, career awareness and lifelong learning

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
EDUC90628 Relationship Skills for Educators 1



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

Assignment 1: Self Change Proposal (1000 words), early semester, (20%)

Assignment 2: Self Change Project (4000 words), late semester, (80%)

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Egan, G. (2014). The skilled helper: A problem-management and opportunity-development approach to helping (10 th Ed.). Brooks/Cole.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 15 August 2019