Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline
Course Title Career & Employment Counselling
Course Code COUN450
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 2 hours Lecture; 1 hour Tutorial
Pre-requisite Course(s) COUN200 Theories & Systems in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Course Aims
This course is designed to facilitate students to learn the meaning of work in one’s life, the concepts of career planning, and the holistic view of career decision-making. Students will explore various career development models through didactic learning and engaging themselves in relevant experiential activities relating to career exploration and assessment. In addition, the course will help students gain fundamental knowledge and skills in conducting career counselling and career intervention programmes. Students will also acquire knowledge and have the opportunity to write professional résumé and cover letter for job search.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

After completing the course, students should be able to:

1. exhibit understanding of the meaning of work and the career decision-making process;
2. critically reflect on the importance of career exploration and planning;
3. describe major career development models and factors influencing one’s career choice;
4. demonstrate basic knowledge and ability in conducting career development programmes and career counselling;
5. strengthen understanding of career development pertaining to diverse populations; and
6. demonstrate knowledge and skills in job searching, as well as in résumé and cover letter writing.
Assessment Tasks
Career Assessment Activities
Group Presentation: Diversity in Career Development
Career Development Paper
For Reference Only
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